• Ray Allegrezza

Modus, Sallinger create Cornerturne bedroom

Modus Furniture International has teamed up with furniture designer Scott Sallinger in hopes of literally cornering the market with a new line of bedroom furniture.

Sallinger, who has a background in historical home renovations, architectural woodworking and building custom furniture to accommodate unusual room sizes, and Modus have introduced Cornerturne, a modular bedroom furniture system designed to maximize the use of corner space.

At this week's High Point Market, Modus shows in the International Home Furnishings Center, M-931.

While it is starting with the bedroom set, Modus is looking at adding additional products in the line, with a customizable system featuring storage for every room in the home. The designs include pull-out shelves, glass doors and expandable clothes rods.

“The designs that Scott brings to market offer the consumer great looks coupled with clever and generous storage options,” said Jon Lannertone, national sales manager for Modus.

As an example, Lannertone points to Sallinger's corner bed grouping, which includes nightstands. “The bed features an incredible 32 cubic feet of storage in the headboard — about half the space that you would normally find in a hall closet. In addition, the bed offers additional storage thanks to drawers on the underside of the bed,” he said.

“Storage and utility seem to be two stories that retailers want to be able to tell their consumers at the store level,” Lannertone added. “This grouping certainly will give them a compelling story to tell.”

Pricing at press time was being finalized.

Ray AllegrezzaRay Allegrezza | Editor in Chief, Furniture Today

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