Since 1902

Charles Edward Gerken and John R. Galpin became partners and founded Galpin & Gerken, an upholstery company specializing in repairing and reupholstering furniture. The company was located on Washington Street in Toledo, Ohio.


for Norwalk Furniture


Norwalk Furniture partnered with Kim Salmela on a collection of upholstered sofas, sectionals, accent chairs and ottomans that made their debut in the fall of 2018.  The company attributes the quick success of the collection to Salmela’s distinctive design aesthetic that combines a young, bold and stylish mix of textiles with fresh seating silhouettes that are inspired by her extensive world travels.


Kim’s unique background – which includes an undeniable west coast design aesthetic – has been wildly successful with both our dealers and our interior design partners. Her designs bring a fresh new point of view that is very attractive to the next wave of millennials who want to furnish their homes with a laid-back, modern bohemian vibe. This look, which is also very popular within the design community, continues to grow as new homes are being built and remodeled to reflect more casual, open floor plans.

Kim's Featured Furniture

Timeless pieces defined by how you live and what you love.

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