Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, October 12, 2009
All prices retail. In-depth stories on stationary upholstery introductions will appear in Furniture/Today's opening day issue.
In upholstery, the company will introduce products that correlate with new case goods collections and also offer two new options for existing groups. Introductions include:
Grande Aristocrat, a five-piece traditional upholstery group that includes a curved sofa and matching one-arm chaise with hand-carved show wood, specially developed fabrics, leathers and pillows in soft gold, dusty aqua and platinum.
Portrait Vue, a five-piece transitional upholstery group. Reverse track-arm style sofa features a wood base rail and fashion-forward mineral colors in both fabrics and leather.
Sedgewicke is a five-piece traditional group that features a mix of leather and fabrics in rich spice colors and hand-carved show wood.
Lavelle is a formal French group that includes a button-tufted sofa, settee, bergere chair and matching ottoman, oval back accent chair and round cocktail ottoman. Features include hand-carved show wood.
Palais Royal is traditional group inspired by French Rococo styling that includes a new metallic leather chair, wood-trimmed sofa, settee, occasional leather chair, wood occasional chair, chair-and-a-half and an armless chaise, all with a cream and bronze color story.
329 S. Main St.
The company is expanding its stationary and leather offerings and offering motion and accent furniture for the first time. Introductions include the casual contemporary Laredo chocolate pub-back sofa, loveseat and sectional in contrast saddle-stitching detail with over-padded arms. In a suede microfiber and polyurethane cover combo, $399 for the sofa and $999 for the sectional. All product categories, including the new ones, ship immediately.
BARCLAY BUTERA HOME
Introductions include the transitional Gramercy sofa and armless chair that comes standard with goose down and feather wrap seat with center fiber core and solid goose down and feather back; sofa, $6,606, chair, $3,508. The classically-styled Manhattan chair is on a swivel base with flush arm, $5,298. The Carson cube ottoman/stool is in leopard fur fabric, $2,120; and the Bel Air ottoman with solid-wood base comes in a Royal Tiger Ash fabric, $3,499.
BEST HOME FURNISHINGS
239 S. Main St.
Best added an array of accent chairs at the Las Vegas market, and is introducing stationary pieces at this market. The No. M75 sectional is a seven-piece transitional model, with thick crowned seat and back cushions that are loose and reversible. The front of the huge, rounded arms feature fan pleats. The No. S58 casual cottage sofa/loveseat/chair/ottoman combination features large blown back with premium cushioning fibers and crowned seats, contrast cording and four coordinating pillows. Any fabric can be chosen and mixed and matched for the body cover, cording and pillows.
The company is adding about six sofa groups to Interiors, which is being expanded to include bedroom, dining and occasional to create a whole home collection. In the Bernhardt brand, 10 new groups will be offered, all with a casual opulence feeling through fabrics, shapes and textures.
New in High Point will be the Fallon sectional, a classic silhouette covered in a neutral tweed and accented with floral and textural toss pillows, each with a hint of gold and sapphire for a pop of color. Also, Sage — part of the Green Upholstery collection — is a three-cushion, classic English arm sofa covered with repurposed cotton fabric. In upholstered accents, a new decorative accent program will include several styles from contemporary to traditional. The new pieces are designed to correlate with some of the company's best-selling upholstery groups. In addition, Greta is a classic wing-back chair with pleated rolled arms and cabriole legs. Alea is a contemporary lounge chair with sleek track arms and pub-back styling. The Amanda rocking chair features soft roll arms and a tufted back, and the Laramie recliner features classic styling with shaped arms, box-bordered backs and seats, nailhead trim detail and a gently shaped front rail.
MS 5th floor
The company is adding to the Natural collection of transitional earth-friendly upholstery with new urban-scaled silhouettes.
1014 Mill Ave.
Included in this market's introductions will be a Leaf chair in the John Derian collection in vintage flax, 100% Belgian linen, $1,560; a loft sofa in the Habita collection in Aspen gray 100% linen; and a loft chair in Luna Natural hemp and cotton. New designs focus on comfort and clean design with versatile indoor/outdoor fabrics.
2622 Uwharrie Road
Present Tense, from the Better Homes & Gardens collection, features eight new upholstery pieces, including a wood-framed sofa, matching chair and ottoman. Several stand-alone accent pieces add punch.
Other introductions include three exposed wood frames with correlating occasional tables; 15 custom upholstery groups priced from $699 to $999; six new styles in the Craftmaster Estate line, priced from $999 to $1,499, including fabric and leather collages; and two new Paula Deen Home groups with stand-alone accents — one with slipcovers.
Stationary introductions include the No. 7630 Allese Series in transitional styling with box edge contrasting pillows, $799. Allese is available as a sofa/love group with bench seat or as a sectional. No. 4930 Kimberly is a three-over-three traditional sofa group with curved front rail, pleated rolled arm and contrasting pillows, $899. The No. 9850 Carter series has track arms, boxed edge back and contrasting pillows, $699. The No. 4230CW JoElla series is a three-over-three casual sofa with contrasting welt and pillow, roll arm and stacked wood leg. The No. 1250 transitional group offers two cushions, a tight back and stepped-in roll arm with nailhead accents and contrasting pillows, available as four-piece group, $599.
The company is expanding its fabric sofa offerings as well as fabric recliners and sourced leather recliners. Among the new fabric groups are No. 5600-31 Twilight and No. 5995-31 Sundance, both with sofa, loveseat, chair and ottoman. Serenity is available as recliner, rocker/recliner and swivel rocker.
The company is adding new pieces to its Boulevard collection, which features an array of design styles from sleek and modern to traditional and transitional. Boulevard offers an in-stock selection of frames and fabrics for immediate shipment while the remaining frames and fabrics are custom order. The initial time frame from order to shipping will be eight weeks with plans to reduce the turnaround times. Boulevard is manufactured in the new Four Hands upholstery factory in Monterrey, Mexico.
The company is focusing on smaller-scale pieces this market. Introductions include Montage, a modular sectional in a charcoal boucle cover featuring five elements that create a sectional that's either compact or expansive; the Opus condo sofa in a textured plain cover, perfect for small spaces and available in three widths; and Avalon, a high-style, smaller-scale swivel chair in Valdese's Glee that puts a fresh spin on the classic club chair.
The company is featuring 40-plus new fabrics and adding a roll arm traditional model to its Couture program. Also expanding the Ultimate chair program from 40 to 80-plus selections.
212 Jacobs Place
Eleven new and best-selling upholstery sets are being featured. Offerings include the new No. 9909 collection that allows for right- or left-side sectional configuration.
Company is expanding its Signature Home Furnishings by Ty Pennington line with a new casual sectional with exposed legs.
101 E. Green Drive
The company is venturing into new territory this market by offering a cleaner and more tailored style statement and more accessible opening price points. Fabric covers are crisp and lighter in palette, resulting in what the company calls a refined and even contemporary look. In keeping with its new style direction, the company and the Museum of New Mexico are introducing Traditions made Modern, a new collection marrying Spanish-inspired detailing with contemporary fabrics. Introductions include the Valencia sofa ($2,399) and chair ($1,399); the Cinco sofa ($1,899) and chair ($1,099); and the Florence chair and ottoman, $1,499 — all in casual/traditional styling.
405 Lewallen Road, Asheboro
The No. E9000 Esme sofa, part of the Essentials product line, features 19 colors of Microsuede.
The No. 25903 University sectional also features Microsuede.
The elegant Claudia collection features casual traditional styling. Features include generous rolled arms, luxurious blown-fiber backs and detailed valance treatment, as well as an accent welt and boxing on the back. Includes sleeper options.
The Dalton collection features well-padded roll arms, extra-plush backs and three-over-three deep seating.
The Elizabeth collection features an array of accent pillows against its three-over-three welted back cushions. Details include shapely rolled arms, turned wooden legs and nailhead trim. Available in three fabric choices or leather.
Stationary offerings include the casual Metro group that offers flexibility in two sleep sofa sizes, exposed wood feet, flared arms and a slight wing back. Also a second group, Veranda, with a softly scooped arm post, turned wood feet, camel back with a wing and scalloped front rail. In leather stationary, Zack features padded arms with box borders and wooden feet.
1300 National Highway, Thomasville
Forty upholstery SKUs correlated with case goods in the St. Tropez collection take on a crisply tailored transitional look in taupe, gold and crème palettes. Features include interlocking circles as part of the exposed frame on some pieces, with covers in velvets, silks and textures with a touch of metallic.
126 S. Centennial, 3rd floor
The company is introducing the largest collection of new product since its founding in 2005, with 20 new models in modern, contemporary and vintage styling in leather and fabric. The Mandalay sofa, $599, features button tufted back and seat cushions, pocket-coil seating and feather/fiber accent pillows. A new split container program through Zenith Global Logistics is being introduced.
L. & J.G. STICKLEY
225 N. Elm St.
In upholstery, Stickley is adding a Mission oak and cherry rocking chair based on a 1907 Gustav Stickley design in an assortment of fabrics and leathers, with slatted sides, tendon construction on the arms and loose seat cushion option. The Metropolitan collection's Morris chair, based on the Bow Arm Morris chair, is available in an array of fabrics and leathers and features cherry with walnut tapered and splayed legs, corbels, splats and back slats. A matching foot stool is available.
220 Elm S-328
Featuring a collection of chairs and low chairs, with and without arms, a chaise lounge and footstool. In aluminum (polished or painted in polyester powder) with arms and crosspieces in die-cast aluminum and seat and back in PVC and polyester-cotton or leather.
310 N. Hamilton S-210
The new No. 50 sectional is a modern stylized group reminiscent of the early 1960s or 1970s with a clean vintage look that can be taken either contemporary or eclectic. Also available as a sofa, chair and ottoman. In addition, the company is offering a sculpted wing chair reminiscent of the 1930s and 1940s in leather or fabric.
Japanese company is making its debut here with new collections of upholstery and case goods. The upholstery features modern styling with comfortable ergonomics. The company said its upholstery, with down and feather cushions, is made in North Carolina by an undisclosed manufacturer.
1690 English Road
The company has signed on fashion model turned lifestyle expert B. Smith for an upholstery collection of about 20 new fabric patterns and a look described as “Afrasian,” blending African and Asian design elements.
In addition, designer and HGTV host Joe Ruggiero will unveil his first integrated home collection gallery which includes drapery and bedding by Casa Fiora, limited edition art and photography by W. King Ambler, lighting and decorative accessories by Craftmade, Sunbrella textiles, case goods by Gat Creek and upholstery by Miles Talbott.
Also new is the Origins collections, a group of upholstered items at a lower price point in three styles from transitional to traditional, each with a sofa, loveseat, chair and accompanying ottoman.
Introductions include the Humphrey sofa, 47 inches deep, slip-covered in washed white denim with a yellow band, $5,400; and the Jane 86-inch sofa in a 100% natural washed linen with a washed white denim welt and band, all-down construction. Both Jane and Humphrey are available slip-covered or upholstered. A show stopper, according to the company, will be the Yael chair in top-grain leather with a red hemp hound's-tooth check inside the back, with down seat, $2,800.
NICHOLS & STONE
US behind Stickley showroom
The company will debut a new line of sofas, lounge chairs, love seats, sectionals and ottomans, in a variety of fabrics and leathers complemented by five groups of cocktail tables, end tables, accent pieces and entertainment pieces in eclectic styles in mixed hardwoods, including maple.
New pieces in the Candice Olson collection include the Sammy chair, which features space-saving track arms and the versatility of custom details, such as blind tufting, luggage stitching, welting or nailhead trim, with 850 in-stock fabrics, starting at $1,000.
The Maya chair has an inviting curved back, scrolled arms, accents with delicate welting and nailhead trim, and is available in 850 in-stock fabric options, starting at $1,000.
In addition, the company is launching the Colors program, offering 64 leather colors ranging from buttery yellow, apricot and pumpkin to baby blue, wasabi and chartreuse available on a variety of sectionals, sofas, chairs and ottomans, made domestically.
Included in Pearson's lineup is the Pearson mohair lounge chair with a serpentine tight back raised over a loose boxed seat cushion, with stylized scrolling English arms and tapered beaded solid-maple legs.
Rowe is exploring a new direction in collage looks with “Natural Elements.” The program allows consumers to choose from three correlated fabric combinations and three frame selections, with retails from $1,299 to $1,399. Natural Elements in available in three collage slipcover looks — paired floral paisley, classic stripes and swirls on a soft sea blue in a cotton/linen fabric; golden floral leaves and textured quilt patterns with ramie oxford cloths and cotton twill; and a textured beige quilted swirl reminiscent of soft sand dunes. These selections are combined with multiple awning and ticking stripes and tight weave duotones in 100% eco fabrics.
Also, the company is featuring a collection of upholstery pieces by fashion designer Vivienne Tam in contemporary styling with Asian influences.
Schnadig is taking an aggressive approach with a number of groups, including 24 well-detailed pieces (five sofas, a sectional, settee, two daybeds, 13 chairs and two ottomans) in a variety of styles; 13 new pieces (a sofa, two sectionals, three chairs, four settees and three ottomans) in the Compositions collection, including metallic leathers, silks, linens and velvets in an unexpected play of color, along with 15 occasional tables to complement existing silhouettes; a chenille and tapestry group of 15 pieces (six sofas, sectional and eight chairs); and six pieces (sectional, sofa, three chairs and an ottoman) in the Schnadig Home collection.
205 Model Farm Road and 101 S. Hamilton
Southern will add a large windowpane plaid with a red accent stripe and throw pillows to a sporty settee in its Private Stock collection; a tried-and-true period frame with a casual attitude and hip new linen accented with a crisp white welt and silver nails to its Modern Revival collection; and a Post Moderne chair in a bright, smart-looking jacquard diamond fabric, accented by a rich, wooden trim in its Grand Luxuries collection.
220 Elm S-214
Younger's contemporary/transitional line is going all out for color this market, in fun prints, stripes and solids on sofas, sectionals and chairs. The company also is adding pieces to its Grace section introduced last market with deep seat and a down-blend cushion. In addition, the Thomasville-based manufacturer will offer its first line of dining chairs, barstools and counter-height stools, all available in leather. Younger also will be promoting its five-day quick-hip program on seven style groups and 15 fabrics, with three new fabrics this market.
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