Saul Feldberg, 1935 – 2023
It is with great sorrow that the Global Furniture Group and Teknion Corporation announce the passing of our founder and Chairman, Saul Feldberg at the age of 87, peacefully, surrounded by his family. Saul is an icon within the Canadian manufacturing landscape and the furniture industry worldwide.
Saul founded Global in 1966, with a singular vision; to manufacture an office chair the average person could afford. In 1983 he established Teknion to pursue the architecture and design community. Under Saul’s leadership and along with his sons Joel and David, President and CEOs of Global and Teknion respectively, both companies have grown to be one of the largest furniture manufacturers in the world. Saul was truly fortunate to have all his children join him in the business at various points in their lives. Janice Feldberg, Jeff Bly and Bernie Feldberg have all been instrumental to the continued success of the businesses over time.
Saul’s extraordinary life and legacy are defined by his generosity and commitment to his family, his employees, and the community. Saul had time for everyone. He personified his grassroots leadership style by walking the factory floor daily, greeting everyone by name.
His indomitable spirit lives on in the entrepreneurial culture of the Global and Teknion family, where individual initiative and personal commitment continue to drive our success. Our deepest condolences go out to Saul’s wife, Toby, their four children, Janice, David, Joel, and Bernie, along with the rest of his family as they mourn Saul’s passing.