Trica was founded in 1988 by the Caron brothers. Its success has been based on quality: quality products, quality service, quality relationships with customers, employees and suppliers. The company is located in St-Jerome (Quebec) Canada.
We believe in our corporate social responsibility:Â TricaÂ and its employees are proud supporters of the local United Way of Canada.
Designed with passion for todayâ€™s urban lifestyle
Designed in-house by Trica head designer Francois Caron, Tricaâ€™s designs represent a passionate and innovative take on modern furniture that is perfectly adapted to North American urban living. Strongly influenced by classic European modernism, Tricaâ€™s furniture blends todayâ€™s cool, clean, urban chic with unmatched durability and function to create furniture that is tailored to fit your life.
Handcrafted in Canada
â€œMade in Canadaâ€ means many things to many people. At Trica Furniture it means designs perfectly adapted to North American needs and proudly manufactured by craftsmen in our factory in St-Jerome. It also means superior quality and value, shorter waits for delivery and a reduced carbon footprint through shorter shipping distances.
Tailored to your life
Working with wood, metal and glass, Trica is able to offer an almost infinite variety of dimensions, fabrics and finishes â€“ allowing you to build the perfect piece of furniture to fit your home and your life.
We use recycled and recyclable steel, aluminium, and plastic
Recycled materials require less processing and fewer resources. Technologies are always improving, meaning that recycled plastics and metals are always going up in quality. Depending on the availability and on the suppliers, the steel, aluminium and plastic used by Trica are made from 10% to 80 % of recycled materials. We also recycle 100% of internally generated steel, aluminium, foam and plastic scraps as well as all cardboard, paper and glass.
Our paint is lead and VOC free
When you buy a piece of furniture, bring it home, and set it down in a room, it doesnâ€™t just sit there. No matter what itâ€™s made of, chances are, itâ€™s off gassing (or releasing substances into the air). Almost everything off gasses, which isnâ€™t necessarily bad, but synthetic materials or those treated with synthetic substances can off gas chemicals which are toxic. Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are the most common family of chemicals that are off gassed and have been linked to birth defects, endocrine disruption, and cancer. Tricaâ€™s steel products are protected by a high-temperature baked lead-free powder coating. Zero VOCâ€™s! Furthermore, Tricaâ€™s upholstered seat boards and table tops are produced using low formaldehyde particle boards. And we only use water based lacquers and stains on our wood components.
Our products can be disassembled and recycled
Trica products are good eco-friendly furniture and they lend themselves to easy repair, disassembly, and recycling. Our products can be easily taken apart, sorted into their constituent parts, and recycled at the end of their useful lives.
Our furniture is durable and fixable
One of the most important but often overlooked aspects of green products (and this definitely goes for furniture) is durability. If something is tough and/or can be readily repaired, this lessens the chance that itâ€™ll end up in the landfill, and could easily save you money in the long run, even if itâ€™s initially more expensive. Even recyclable materials if they break (and canâ€™t be fixed) require energy and other resources to reprocess and then replace. Durable goods that will last a long time can be passed on from person to person. Even if your style changes and that barstool or chair isnâ€™t your thing anymore, a good strong barstool or chair will always be appealing to someone else, while a broken (and unfixable) one wonâ€™t.
Trica recognizes its responsibility as a global citizen and is continually striving to reduce the environmental impact of the work we do and the products we create. How we impact the environment is also important to us, and environmental considerations are an integral part of Tricaâ€™s business practices. At Trica, we try to educate employees to make more sustainable choices at work and at home, and we encourage suppliers, vendors and business partners to be environmentally responsible. We believe that environmental protection is a priority for the conservation of precious natural resources and the continued health of our planet.
Built right to last
All Trica furniture is hand-built by skilled craftsmen in our facility just outside of Montreal. We use the highest-quality materials, technologically-advanced manufacturing processes and stringent quality-control testing. Our manufacturing processes are carefully controlled to be as green as possible without affecting quality or durability. We focus on using recycled materials as well as non-toxic paints, coatings and finishes. Tricaâ€™s commitment to quality is backed by an industry-leading 10-year limited warranty.
AtÂ Trica, we stand behind our products with a 10-year limited warranty.Â
The quality of our materials and components and the excellence of our assembly and packing workmanship are reflected in the final product. All of our chairs and stools have been submitted with success to the Quality Control Test of 36 500 cycles simulating a 250 pound person sitting down and standing up 10 times a day, 365 days a year, during 10 years.