About Sunset West

The Story of Sunset West

Founded in 2004, is really a rich HIStory, with roots reaching back to the early childhood of the company’s founding partner, Wes Stewart.

It began in the Los Angeles area, during the late 1960’s with Betty Culbertson, Wes’s grandmother.  She accepted a position with Z & H Upholstery, a then well-known manufacturer of premium indoor sofas and chairs. After years of managing the office and falling in love with the industry, Betty courageously branched out to start her own business, Designers Gallery. 

Betty, along with Wes’s mother and father, worked endless days and nights to get the company off the ground. He was just a baby during this exciting time for the family, oftentimes soundly napping in a bassinette on the cutting table amid all the activity. His mom, one eye on him - one eye on finishing cushions with her single needle sewing machine. His dad nearby knocking together and springing frames. Through the family’s hard work, Designers Gallery grew to become a premier custom upholstery manufacturer with three locations in Southern California.

Naturally, Wes began getting a first-hand ground level education in the business - before he even started school.

Starting with sweeping the factory floor, then collating catalogs, to customer service and delivery, Wes continually learned and absorbed everything he could.  From how to construct furniture that met grandma Betty’s first-class expectations, to scrutinizing each and every piece before it headed out to the customer - it had to be comfortable, beautiful, and flawlessly built.

This passion for creating furniture is the foundation on which Sunset West was built. A vision sown by dedication to the craft and nurtured by a family’s determination, grit and love of each other and the business.

Today, Wes incorporates all his family’s knowledge and the same attention to detail to the design and construction of each piece in the Sunset West line. His new furniture family, the phenomenal team at Sunset West, embraces and delivers on the same culture of excellence in execution. The team’s drive to deliver fresh, timeless collections is fueled by the thought of families and friends relaxing, entertaining and simply enjoying life in their outdoor living spaces, which Sunset West is privileged to be a part of.

Sunset West crafts high-end outdoor furniture for the casual market with comfort, style and durability in mind.

We design all collections for harmonious transition from indoor to outdoor spaces, providing elevated looks that are an extension of the home. Our distinctive aesthetic appeals to all tastes and styles - those that prefer a traditional set with all pieces from the same collection or seamless coordination while mixing for the perfectly curated, sophisticated outdoor space. 

Seat height, frame depth, cushion thickness, foam firmness and more are all uniquely specified in Sunset West collections for maximum comfort. Cushion luxury and longevity is achieved with the exclusive use of premium select foam cores and Sunbrella fabric, the gold standard in the industry of performance fabrics. A 10-year structural warranty backs durable fully welded and powder coated aluminum and wrought iron frames. All HDPE resin wicker is made from virgin materials, without fillers, to ensure years of enjoyment. The UV and weather resistant wicker is easy to clean and 100% recyclable.

Sunset West works directly with trade channels through retailers, designers, hospitality, drop-ship and OEM programs. Consumers may contact their designer, visit their local dealer or shop online with select resellers.