A Rocking Beginning

The World's Best Reclining Furniture™


Southern Motion™ was founded in 1996 in Pontotoc, Mississippi.  

The idea was simple: manufacture only reclining furniture and make it better than anyone ever had. All they needed was a name. One day while Guy Lipscomb (Co-founder) and his wife, Sandy, were shopping, they happened across a painting entitled "Southern Motion" by a Birmingham, Alabama, artist. The painting served not only as the inspiration for the company's name, it also embodies the spirit of the product to be manufactured-relaxed and comfortable furniture.


Take a look at our Company Brochure to learn more about Southern Motion.

Southern Motion Today

Southern MotionAfter over 20 years in Motion, we are still committed to America and pride ourselves not only on the quality of our furniture, but also on the dedication and commitment of our workforce. Southern Motion believes that American workers can manufacture a quality, competitively priced product.

We have become a leader in design and innovation in all categories of motion furniture. Southern Motion presently employs over 1450 workers in our five Mississippi-based facilities, in our ongoing quest to manufacture the "World's Best Reclining Furniture"!

Committed to the Cause

Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life movement is the world's largest and most beneficial fundraising organization to end cancer and Southern Motion is proud to be a long time supporter. Southern Motion has been an active participant in Relay for Life since 2007 with a total fundraising effort of $1,452,104 as of March 2019, making them the third largest team in the nation.

With the help of Southern Motion and surrounding communities, Relay for Life fights for every birthday threatened by cancer and they are getting results. With funds raised, the American Cancer Society is able to invest in groundbreaking research that helps better understand the causes of cancer, determine how best to prevent it and discover new ways to cure it.

Each year Southern Motion organizes and participates in Relay for Life fundraising events. Southern Motion believes in the importance of coming together as a community to make a difference.

To join our Southern Motion Relay for Life team or donate to the cause click here. To learn more about Southern Motion's fundraisers like us on Facebook.