Green By Design Podcast Episode 003: Medley CoFounder, Travis Nagle, Talks Clean & Green Furniture

Updated: Jun 21, 2021





Travis Nagle, Co-Founder of Medley Furniture

Here's the transcription of Erica's interview with Medley's cofounder Travis Nagle.

"Erica:

Okay. You, my friendly listeners have just tuned in to the green by design podcast, which might mean you're an interior designer looking to learn a little bit more about going green or maybe another kind of home professional, but whoever you are, we are happy to have you here today to learn a little bit more from our amazing guest this afternoon. So thank you for tuning in; the goal of this podcast is to help the interior design industry as a whole, as well as the professionals go a little bit greener through education, discussion and connection. And I am your host. My name's Erica Reiner, and I have founded my company eco method interiors. So today's guest is Travis Nagle. Did I pronounce that correctly?

Travis:

Sure did.

Erica:

Okay. So I'm going to tell you guys a bit about Travis. So Travis grew up in California and then after college, he worked in advertising for a couple of years before going into business for himself and launching a furniture collection with his older brother, Ryan in 2005, which they did out of their apartment. Now, Medley is their newest brand focusing on all of the things that they have learned about furniture over the past 15 years, including the focus on sustainability and nontoxic materials. Travis currently lives in New York while Medley is based in manufactured in Los Angeles.

Travis:

Yes. Thank you very much for having me.

Erica:

Oh, absolutely. Thank you. So I was about to say thank you so much for being here. I am very excited. I think you're the first actual producer maker that I have with me so far on this podcast journey. So I'm very excited. You are what you guys do is really in my wheelhouse in terms of your sustainability and ethos, and also stylistically, you guys are a high style brand. It's not like I'm Quaker, you know, like country kitchen table, it's a little bit, you know, more in trend and modern. And that is exactly what we need to make this whole green thing work in this industry has to be aesthetically pleasing. Cause that's what this business is. So having said that I will just let you tell us a little bit more about how this business came into inception and also specifically where the green element came from because there are not many, there's a few, but there's not many people doing what you're doing to the level that you're doing. And especially with the fact that it's e-commerce. So let's wrap that all up and you can tell me just all about the past.

Travis: