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Case Goods

Staff Staff -- Furniture Today, October 23, 2006

All prices retail • In-depth stories on case goods introductions will appear in Furniture/Today's opening-day issue

A.A. Importing Co.

SP 2221

Great Homes collection, new four-drawer chest with curved front, lined top drawer and wood veneers with hand-painted detailing; 36 inches high, 48 inches wide, 18 inches deep, $1,265.

A-America

CP 201

  • Sedona Valley, 13 bedroom and dining pieces, transitional Southwest ranch in pine with Rustic Honey and Walnut two-tone finish; four-piece queen is $1,999, five-piece dining is $999.

  • Laurel Hearst, 16 dining pieces, artisan Mission with keyed tenons, traditional oak and birch, two-tone natural and chocolate finish; $899 and up.

  • Next Generation British Isles, 11 dining pieces, modern British country, solid wood, Antiqued Mahogany, Antique Black and Antique White finishes; designed to complement today's hottest kitchen styles; from $799.

  • Bay Shore Youth, 14 youth pieces, unisex transitional country in solid pine with lots of storage, three finishes; $499 twin bunk bed.

Strategy: New niche with veneer bedroom pieces, but maintaining quality case story. Four-piece queen sets start at $1,299.

Marketing: Launching Platinum Dealer Program, offering qualified dealers circulars, discounts and floor samples as program benefits.

News: Now has an N.C. distribution center as well as Seattle warehouse; in-stock orders can ship in 10 days. Selected bedroom groups available to ship container-direct, mix three styles in same container.

Abbyson Corp.

IHFC D-337

  • Kingston, dining addition to Park Avenue line, mixes clean lines and sophistication of modern design with the elegance of classic furniture; dining table, side buffet and leather dining chairs; solid-wood construction, walnut veneer with satinwood finish; $1,788 for a 78-inch dining table, $350 for leather chair and $1,500 for side buffet.

  • Central Park, bedroom addition to Park Avenue, styled similar to Kingston with clean lines, solid-wood construction and walnut veneer; tufted leather headboard, carvings and stylish curvatures; king bed $2,500, queen $2,200, nightstand $500, six-drawer dresser $1,400 and beveled mirror $248.

Marketing: Doubled showroom space, adding hospitality furniture kiosk where customers can browse through 350-page catalog.

News: Abbyson National Sales Manager Jorge Goulden will be making his first trip to High Point.

Acrylicore

PS 2-509

  • Fantasia, five dining pieces in cast acrylic, part of a high-end line of dining, occasional and accessories; dining set is $8,000.

Marketing: Introducing new gallery program to dealers along with special promotions and pricing.

News: Quick-ship program within three weeks is available for gallery dealers.

Adams Furniture USA

2615 Uwharrie Road

  • ADM-2010 dining table, mahogany, extension.

  • Country Chippendale, 10 tables, four dressers, four sideboards in solid cherry; antique reproductions.

Strategy: To give customers an ever-increasing choice of quality antique reproductions at affordable prices.

Marketing: Now stocking best sellers to allow quick shipping to customers.

AICO

IHFC G-777

Showing the full collection of two groups first shown in Las Vegas. Also adding pieces to an existing group.

  • Palais Royal, 24 case pieces with a French feel of romantic Paris; ornate carvings, Rococo Cognac finish with gold tipping and some gold leaf; includes mansion bed, two sizes of dresser, high chest, armoire and bedside cabinets; dining includes heavily carved upholstered chairs, table that extends to 156 inches, two-piece china, wine-storage sideboard, server and mirror.

  • Villa Valencia, Spanish-influenced case goods, 27 pieces inspired by 1930s Barcelona; Warm Chestnut finish, domed and lighted alabaster glass; bedroom has grand canopy bed with turned-leaf carvings on columns, man's chest, armoire, dresser with curio mirror; dining has alabaster glass dome on the china, double pedestal table with upholstered chairs, sideboard and mirror.

  • Oppulente, Old World group from last year is expanded; whole group now with a new Regal Black using smooth ebony finish with weathered rub-through; new bed with ornate metalwork and framing of deeply carved wood; 92-inch table with three leaves now available with Regal Black base with top and apron in Sienna Spice; marble-top bar with swivel barstools added along with a fireplace piece using a Dimplex unit.

Archatrive

108 S. Lindsay

Balustrade dining table, deconstructionist furniture, classic architectural balusters used as a trestle base, poplar with a cherry top, available in 40 hand-painted finishes

A.R.T. Furniture

MS 348

Warwick, 20th group from company in the past three years, bedroom, dining, occasional, and home entertainment, relaxed traditional with European influences, book- and V-matched figured cathedral cherry veneers with olive ash burl; includes TV console with lift.

News: Recently expanded 30,000-square-foot showroom. Will continue to offer free limo rides to the High Point showroom.

Arte De Mexico

MS 193

New heavily hand-carved dining collection, seven pieces in classic Italian, alder with three finishes; $8,000 to $15,000.

Aspenhome

IHFC M-1301

Expanding into dining by adding to Young Classics, Napa and Barolo collections.

  • Barolo Dining, Old World and Renaissance styling in pecan and birch with walnut accents, adding morning tables, gathering tables, dining tables, chairs and serving items.

  • Young Classics Dining, American Federal inspiration, self-storing leaf dining table with cherry top and cobblestone black distressed base; glass-top pedestal table has urn shaping with medallion carving beneath glass, can use two bases for larger oval or rectangular glass tops; dining side and arm chairs and two-seat bench feature Chippendale-inspired backs with upholstered seats; heat-resistant top surface on server with built-in power outlet and felt-lined drawers; also a hutch, demilune-shaped buffet and oval mirror.

  • Napa Dining, inspired by wine country, features carved grapevine clusters and ash burl and cherry veneers; includes a family table that expands from square to octagon shape, double-pedestal table with two sets of triple rope-carved legs, formal arm and side chairs with tapestry seat and back or casual wood slat-back chairs; heat-resistant top surface on server with built-in power outlet and felt-lined drawers.

Bassett

IHFC C-1200

  • Yaletown, bedroom, dining, occasional and home entertainment center inspired by urban renewal, cherry and burl veneers in Warm Coffee finish; low-profile queen sleigh bed with burl-veneer squares on headboard or queen storage bed with five storage cubbyholes in the headboard and lift-up storage in footboard.

Bassett Mirror

IHFC W-547

  • Le Broquet, French country bedroom in solid wood and pecan veneers; ornate carvings; bed is $2,999.

  • Turnbridge, bedroom with fluted pilasters topped with twisted finials; mahogany usage; plasma armoire with breakaway pilaster and wraparound doors; $2,999.

  • Sonoma Hills, cherry and oak dining, crescent leaf table or trestle extension table; $999 five-piece group.

  • Hennesey, bedroom, light bridge on headboard with microfiber upholstery; entertainment armoire with concealed storage, satin-pewter hardware; $999.

  • Sanate, bedroom, tambour and ash Stamford platform bed, dressing chest with flip-up mirror, contemporary sleigh with upholstered headboard wrap around tambour pilasters; $799 platform, $999 wrap bed.

  • No. 1213 dining, relaxed style with prima vera veneers, innovative leather seating; $999 five-piece group.

News: Expanding West Coast and Asian warehousing. Moved bedroom and dining showroom to allow expansion of the programs. Featuring innovative Internet café.

Bedtime Inc.

MOG 305

Youth specialist expands into master bedroom. Will have four master introductions and also will show four youth groups that were well received in Las Vegas.

  • No. 6100, seven bedroom pieces in birch solids and cherry veneer; mild distressing and dry brushing on a Sherwin Williams finish; $499 queen bed and $599 king.

  • No. 6200, nine bedroom pieces with contemporary and Asian design elements, targeting younger demographic; $299 queen and $339 king.

  • No. 6300, eight-piece bedroom in cherry veneers with contrasting cherry and rubbed-through black finishes; serpentine case fronts; $499 queen and $649 king.

  • No. 6600, nine solid-oak bedroom pieces with a Virginia Oak finish that has done well in youth; country look updated to sell well nationally; $499 queen and $599 king.

  • No. 2900 Sequoia, 10 youth bedroom pieces, first group done in pine from the Chinese manufacturer, fills a style gap; designed by Chinese designer Zhou Bingxiang; in cohiba pine; $499 bunk bed, $299 twin.

Strategy: Bringing a variety of high-end finishes down to reasonable price points.

Marketing: Everything in the line is mixable in any quantity, including the new master bedroom. Will have overstock specials from warehouses, and like every market will offer special pricing.

News: More than doubled the size of quality control team in China. Two new production modules, each 110,000 square feet, will be operational this fall.

Bermanfalk

C&D 6E

  • Parisian, 11 bedroom pieces, transitional with French flair in macassar ebony; bed $2,700, six-drawer dresser $2,600, nightstand $1,000.

  • Kalahari, five dining pieces, transitional with bold pedestal tables and credenzas with a natural, exotic look and clean lines; 68-inch round table $4,600, credenza $2,100.

Strategy: Launching transitional bedroom and dining room collections from renowned California designer Joel Dessaules.

Marketing: Launched new retail gallery program. Qualifying dealers can now benefit from comprehensive in-store layouts, POP materials, in-store signage, co-branding and a rebate program. Also launching new catalog.

Bernhardt

IHFC D-600

  • No. 391 collection, 17 dining, 20 bedroom and 20 occasional and entertainment; combines contemporary and traditional details; clean lines, soft shapes with sleek appeal; stripe sapele veneer and sapele pommele veneer.

  • Carmel Highlands, 15 dining, 19 bedroom and 29 occasional/entertainment; birch solids and veneers and cathedral walnut veneer; robustly scaled, rustic yet polished, soft movement and light carvings; includes a substantial trestle table with burnished birch top and contrasting cathedral walnut border.

  • Katonah, new licensed Martha Stewart Signature group reflecting the warmth and atmosphere of her 1925 farmhouse north of New York City; mixes the familiar and the fancy, ornamenting rich mahogany and cherry wood finishes with 22-karat gold-plated or sterling silver-plated hardware; chinoiserie, lava stone and black lacquer; 70 SKUs including three bedrooms, two dining, three home office pieces, five occasional groups and 13 accents; two new wood finishes.

Blue Ocean Traders

SMS M-620

  • Asian Inspiration, six dining pieces in elm plywood with a Warm Amber finish or Glossy Black lacquer; pieces $375 to $695.

Strategy: Introducing several new lines this market.

News: Hired Cindy Parker, formerly of Dragonfly Home, to oversee inventory control.

Broyhill

IHFC C-600

One new case goods group, a new dining group and a new bedroom group. Two new groups for Broyhill Kids.

  • Brazilia II, contemporary take on tropical theme, cane accents and soft antique brass hardware.

  • Mullholland, formal dining, 18th- century styling in prima vera with antique pewter hardware.

  • Vantana, bedroom, modern Mission in cherry veneers and metal to accompany DITO dining.

  • Baron Ridge, youth, contemporary styling in rich oak with leather and brass hardware.

  • Alexandra, youth, cream-painted mixed media with open-weave cane accents and painted metal hardware, cases accented with pastel green.

Calligaris

IHFC H-524

Five new dining chairs and two new tables.

  • Host, dining table with chrome, satin-finished steel or lacquered base; variety of wood and glass tops; extendable table comes in square or rectangular with 18 finish, size and shape options.

  • Play, table with chrome or satin-finished steel base; wood and glass tops; round or rectangular table, available in 48 size, shape and top finish combinations.

  • Denver, solid beech with upholstered seat, available in eight wood finish and fabric combinations.

  • Ice, chrome or satin-finished steel frame with two-tone san seat; available in 18 transparent or solid color options; also comes in barstool.

  • Icon, chrome-based chair with upholstered seat and back; eight fabric or leather options.

  • Jam, chromed steel with two-tone seat; three base designs, seat in 18 color options; available as stationary, swivel or pneumatic barstool.

  • Oakland, solid beech with upholstered seat with 16 frame and upholstery options.

Canadel

NFM 301

  • Entering new category with three plasma TV units, contemporary and traditional, with its lineup of more than 120 finishes; $1,699 to $1,899.

  • Casual dining, two bars, two servers and a new trestle base for table program; 10 chairs for Canadel line and nine for Colorshop line; chairs retail $399 to $499.

Marketing: new catalogs for Canadel and Colorshop lines.

Cardinal Furniture

MS 226, 228

  • Bay Island, 12 bedroom pieces in transitional/ lifestyle, two finishes; woven leather motif throughout collection; five-piece group is $2,999.

  • Antiquity, 12 bedroom pieces in country French, rustic yet elegant with two-tone finish; five pieces, $2,999.

Strategy: New case goods producer adds two collections to the four introduced in April. Each targets the middle segment of solid-wood bedroom.

Century

MS 500

  • New Traditions, case goods combining traditional forms with contemporary elements such as chrome hardware and lacquer finishes in five colors. Targeting Baby Boomers who like nostalgia, but with a fresh look.

  • Oscar de la Renta, a dozen new pieces for the licensed line developed by de la Renta with designer Miles Redd; includes a signature bombé chest hand-painted in a leopard print. Redd and Eliza Reed Bolen (Oscar's step-daughter) are expected to attend Century's market party.

  • Orient, cast-metal indoor/outdoor designed by Richard Frinier. Detailed fretwork and latticework, classic Chinese Chippendale designs. Casts for the frames developed from real bamboo.

  • Custom Dining, numerous dining options in a high-end look; consumer can choose from multiple table bases, tops, shapes, heights and sizes; tables available in 50 finishes; more than 150 chairs and stools; collection features elements like hammered copper, exotic marble with wood perimeter trim, wood parquetry and travertine mosaic.

Concordia Furniture

PS C-110

  • No. 40400, six bedroom pieces with a new bird's-eye finish, curved headboard; metal drawer glides and hardware; $1,199 group.

  • No. 50100, eight bedroom pieces in solid wood and veneers, beveled drawers and doors, dovetail drawer fronts, fully finished back; armoire can hold TV, movable shelf and metal hanging rod; available in Java (espresso) finish; $1,699.

Strategy: Expending into new product category with solid wood and veneers.

Crawford Furniture

MOG 402

  • No. 3700 American Rustic, 11 bedroom pieces, rustic with a louvered look, solid northern red oak, heavy distressing and four finish options; dark-burnished hardware; $3,995 suite.

Strategy: American Rustic was introduced in April, but in only one finish. Because of customer requests, it is now offered in Antique White, American Harvest and Autumn.

David Francis Furniture

200 N. Hamilton S-331

  • No. D5070 Heirloom dining, expanding existing group with new credenza, styling, mahogany construction, wooden drawer glides, dovetail joints, dust covers and drawer stops, three drawers, two small cabinets, two large cabinets; $6,360.

Designers & Makers

330 N. Hamilton St. S-201

  • Poster bed, walnut with engraved metal panels, $1,100.

  • Leather king bed, walnut and hand-rubbed, hand-colored black leather, $2,800.

  • Oval dining table, hand-carved wood, $1,720.

  • Leather side chair, hand-carved walnut with hand-rubbed leather, $440.

  • Hand-painted secretary, bookcase secretary is hand carved and hand painted with a chinoiserie motif; $2,980.

Strategy: Expansion of eclectic collections with stylish products.

Marketing: Offering price promotions for orders at various price levels. A 90-day delivery time.

News: New showroom location.

Doimo Elite

IHFC D-1102

  • Web, six bedroom pieces in contemporary Italian design, ebony wood with sleek lines.

Strategy: To offer style, design, quality from Italy

Marketing: Keeping merchandise in stock in North Carolina.

Durham Furniture

MS 410

  • George Washington: Journey to Barbados, second group within Mount Vernon Home; 17 bedroom pieces in solid birch and maple with cane inserts on select pieces; West Indies feel, moderately scaled, pineapple and X design elements; beds are $1,299 to $1,699, single chest $999, dressers $1,499 to $1,899.

  • Mallard Creek, 13-piece updated Mission designed to appeal to younger consumers; works in homes that are traditional to classic contemporary; quarter-sawn and rift-cut red oak; beds $999 to $1,299, single chest $899, dressers $1,199 to $1,299, nightstands $399 to $549.

  • Artistry Oak, updated Arts & Crafts with touches of Shaker and farmhouse, 11 bedroom pieces, quarter-sawn and rift-cut red oak with a warm brown finish; middle price points.

Strategy: Targeting today's sophisticated, yet relaxed consumers with these three new bedrooms.

Marketing: George Washington: Journey to Barbados will be supported by strong POP materials and a month-long retail promotion during February to tie-in with Washington's birthday and events at Mount Vernon.

News: New efficiencies at its Canadian plants allow Durham to ship the new Barbados group to dealers beginning in November 2006.

Dutailier

IHFC M-910

  • No. 620 Alex, 20 contemporary pieces of solid-birch bedroom; available in 30 finishes; new personalization option: upholstered panel for beds and cribs that you can replace or take off; new contemporary hardware (long pulls and knobs); new items like a lingerie chest with door, a one-drawer chest that can be used as a bench, and an armoire with hidden drawer.

Emerson et Cie

200 N. Hamilton S-205

  • Prodigy, 22 pieces including dining, Louis XIII reproductions in solid oak with extensive hand-worked planking, planing and distressing; pieces retail between $674 and $4,116.

  • Palermo, 65 pieces including bedroom and dining, European antique reproductions with cracked, warped veneers creating an authentic, distressed look with hand-applied rich, casual finishes; $1,048 to $5,241.

  • Marseilles, 17 pieces including bedroom and dining, Mediterranean-inspired with fine inlays and distressing; $741 to $3,741.

Strategy: Simpler styling with greater emphasis on scale and finish such as more-authentic distressing with rasping, gouging, worm holing and cracking.

Marketing: Unveiling a comprehensive Palermo direct-container program that takes into consideration its many smaller clients. They can mix and match items, as well as order 20-foot containers, and still be able to use its chairs with custom upholstery.

Environment Furniture

IHFC D-1130

  • Peroba, expanding successful collection which uses 100-year-old reclaimed/recycled peroba rosa wood from Brazil. New pieces include beam bed in wood and steel, $3,500; Santomer bed bench; Laurel high-boy dresser, $3,200; and Laurel dining in peroba and mahogany, $2,800.

Fairmont Designs

NFM 610

  • Tamarind Grove, 30 pieces of bedroom, dining, occasional, entertainment and upholstery; resort styling with okome veneer and Twilight Roast finish; five-piece bedroom is $2,500, eight-piece dining is $2,600.

  • Villa Veneto, 35 pieces of bedroom, dining, occasional, entertainment and upholstery; Tuscan/Italian traditional designs, cherry and prima vera veneers, Tuscan Sun finish; $3,000 bedroom, $3,200 dining.

News: Revised Web site and new catalog format.

Fashion Bed Group

IHFC M-530

  • Urban Options, new mix-and-match bedroom; all-wood or wood and leather mixtures, with or without side rails; benches, nightstands and dressers; $449 to $599 per piece.

  • Value Priced Metal, three new pieces puts bedroom group to eight total pieces; all-metal with new finishes of silver, slate and sandstone; $199 to $299.

News: Moved to a newly designed and updated showroom with spacious layout and full storefront window design.

Fine Furniture Design & Marketing

US 302

  • Currents, modern combines with tropical, sleek forms softened with linear chiseled carvings; ash solids and cathedral ash veneers in a brown/cream tone; rustic brown leather, ivory- and teak-toned textured fabric; pieces range from $399 to $2,999.

  • Sag Harbor, 35 bedroom and 25 dining pieces, Hamptons-inspired, walnut solids and rustic cherry veneers, finishes are cherry, charcoal and weathered white; pieces retail from $299 to $3,999.

  • Lafayette, 24 bedroom and seven dining pieces, classic, contemporized Louis Philippe designs crafted of walnut solids with rustic cherry veneers in a medium cherry finish; $299 to $1,999.

  • Vogue, adding dining to bedroom group shown in April; contemporary with hint of traditional, smooth lines, varied textures, flowing curves, fluted and tapered legs; walnut solids and quartered oak veneers in deep onyx finish and light distressing; $399 to $2,299.

Francesco Molon

502 N. Hamilton St.

  • Eclectic, high-end case goods from Hollywood glamour to transitional styling; 75 pieces designed by Sig. D'Andrea; makassar ebony and silver leafing; pieces include the No. F501 dining table with onyx top, No. N502 console and No. C501 credenza.

Strategy: The traditional player expands into a new style category.

Gautier

220 Elm S-326

Four new groups at medium price points.

  • City, young adult bedroom, modular and adaptable with a contemporary, studio feel; rounded edges, light-oak laminate with metallic gray details; includes desk and entertainment pieces.

  • Club, home office and occasional that can combine for a multimedia room, mahogany laminate, tempered-glass table and desk tops.

  • Tattoo, youth bedroom, feminine in a white or violet lacquer finish and screen-printed floral motif; one-drawer desk expands from 55 inches to 72 inches wide, bookcase expands from 31 inches to 47 inches.

  • Wave, adult bedroom, modern but elegant in a white or brown cedar laminate, includes a tall cheval mirror and a bedside unit that can slide behind the headboard.

Gustavian

IHFC H-165

  • Petit Trianon, group inspired by Marie-Antoinette's estate, refined and eclectic, soft curves and playful use of color; beech, sycamore and French cherry, lacquered paint finishes.

  • Commode Gustavienne, Gustavian merges classic French chic with its Swedish antiques to create this classic Regency style chest of drawers. Copied from a Swedish chest of drawers in Drottingholm castle and available in a range of hand-painted finishes.

Habersham

MS 142

Growing its line of hand-painted, hand-finished furnishings.

  • Double mirror trumeau, French-inspired piece with hand-carved leaf and bow patterns and intricate finish details.

  • St. Julian entertainment, three-piece center with grand European design, both rustic and regal elements; stand-alone center has double doors, elegant molding, antiqued finish; wood-framed glass shelves in ends.

  • Giovanni table, round coffee table inspired by 17th-century Italian architect Giovanni Fontana; Sandemar finish.

  • Renaissance dining table, wood, iron and artistry blended into Old World elegance, two thick rectangular pedestals.

  • Biltmore Sophia cabinet, inspired by the Asheville, N.C., estate; glass cabinet doors and sides, canned lights, six turned legs.

  • Marbella commode, summer fruit commode with hand-painted fruit and floral motifs, two adjustable shelves inside.

Hamilton & Spill

CP 118

  • Quinlan, eight bedroom and seven dining with contemporary styling, exotic sapele veneer and espresso finish; beds start at $499, dining group starts at $899.

  • Morocco, seven bedroom and seven dining pieces, Art Deco influence with traditional European scaling; cherry veneers and Chestnut Brown finish, black granite on selected pieces; beds start at $399, five-piece dining is $699.

Harden Furniture

200 N. Hamilton S-110

  • America's New Mission, 24 case goods pieces including a home desk with slide-out shelves for printer or computer and a blanket chest with inlaid copper, purple heart and "no slam" closure.

  • Tapestry, new lamp table with mahogany veneers and etched brass top.

  • Natural Transitions, solid-cherry entertainment credenza added to the line, walnut accents and dovetail feet.

News: Rolling out second phase of Harden Home Studios with 25 additions.

HC Designs

CPM 165

New case goods company debuts with two collections, targeting better looks with value pricing.

  • Ars Nova, 10 bedroom, 10 dining and eight occasional pieces in mid-century modern style, featuring santos rosewood, peroba and imbuia burl veneers; quality construction techniques such as English and French dovetailed drawers, screwed-on backs and multi-step finishes.

  • Adagio, 10 bedroom, 10 dining and nine occasional pieces in neoclassical styling featuring cerajeira, mahogany swirl and yew veneers; 20-step hand-rubbed finish with custom hardware.

Strategy: Utilizing the finest veneers, finishes, construction and hardware.

Hekman

200 N. Hamilton S-107

  • Mountain Retreat, 32 pieces including 10 dining and five home office, American traditional forms that are relaxed and refined; knotty birch solids and knotty rogue cherry veneers, block-planed surfaces, peg detailing.

  • Castilian, expanding April 2005 with eight bedroom and three occasional, hand-hewn plank tops of teak, white mahogany and alder; hand-rubbed with beeswax; inspired by Northern Spanish region.

  • In home office, six laptop desks and five executive desks; bringing out new laptop desks after showing prototypes in Las Vegas; includes "charging center" where portable electronics can be plugged in such as laptop, wireless phone, PDA.

Strategy: Hekman and Woodmark will offer promotions and programs to those that commit at market.

Homelegance

212 Jacobs Place

Formal dining:

  • No. 982, dining in a cherry finish.

  • No. 857 bedroom and dining, two beds and standard case pieces with auxiliary pieces like a man's chest and habidasher.

  • Introduction of four additional formal dining offerings.

  • No. 568, expanding collection to include dining.

  • No. 875, expanding collection to include full and twin beds as well as a student desk.

  • Three new offerings in contemporary bedroom as well as best sellers from the existing line in the contemporary category.

  • New finishes being introduced to several of existing top-selling bedrooms, including the Nos. 599, 953 and 982.

Hooker Furniture

IHFC W-1047

Three new bedroom groups, plus new dining added to an April success and new youth.

  • Fallston, 16 bedroom pieces with quarter-sawn and straight-grain white oak; versatile transitional/ contemporary style with functionality.

  • Brookhaven, seven bedroom pieces with birch solids, cherry veneers and burl accent veneers; traditional style with medium brown finish.

  • Burbank, 10 bedroom pieces in with birch solids and prima vera veneers; upscale traditional look that would work in a contemporary setting; Merlot finish.

  • Wexford Square, Italian reproductions with swirl inlays.

  • Simply American, six dining added to group in quarter-sawn flaky white oak solids and veneers.

  • Shutterfield, 19 youth/second bedroom, hardwood solids and cherry veneers, Espresso finish, louver motif.

J.D. Young & Sons

200 N. Hamilton S-337

  • Duhat Trestle Table with book-matched swirl mahogany veneer on side panels with solid-wood framing. Top features mahogany frame with hand-carved gadrooned edges inlaid with leather and highlighted gold tooling. End of trestles feature built-in book storage.

  • Milano Office collection, features prima vera and rosewood cross-banding with a line of ebony inlay. Nickel ferrules and hardware used on all pieces. Featured are the No. 21-168 writing table, No. 17-031 credenza and No. 26-259 desk chair.

  • Fusion Bar, contemporary piece is minimalist in design that combines figured maple veneers and alder solids, clear natural finish.

  • Livorno Bar, featuring slightly distressed cherry veneer over alder solids. The top features a surface of distressed hand-hammered brass and wooden bottle gallery rack for oversize and rounded bottles. The top is surrounded on three sides by a slightly flared gallery. The base unit has one full-size drawer with two suspended nickel glass holders.

Jofran

PS C-109

  • No. 802-60, casual dining, two tables, two chairs and server; anegre veneer and Asian hardwood, "X" base motif; counter-height and conventional heights; five-piece group, $649.

  • No. 351-72, casual dining, storage table, server, stool; hardwood and cherry veneers; new functions in a storage pedestal; five-piece, $799.

  • No. 399 Miniatures, seven occasional, cherry veneer, smaller scale to match 79-inch sofa, $199.

News: New warehouse in Vietnam began shipping Sept. 10.

Kincaid

IHFC H-1204

  • Chesire, fifth Laura Ashley Home collection, 35 to 40 case goods pieces, solid alder with elements of Hepplewhite, Sheraton and antique English designs; sleigh bed has open-weave cane; also a padded leather platform sleigh bed; 72-inch to 108-inch dining table has clipped corner design.

  • Stonewater, 25 to 30 case goods pieces, Mission and Arts & Crafts influences with some updated touches, domestically produced; $599 sleigh platform bed, $799 slat bed.

La Barge

MS 263

Maitland-Smith opens a separate showroom just for its La Barge line.

  • Olympics collection, occasional line to celebrate 2008 Beijing games, 12 to 15 pieces with mixed media like rattan, faux rattan and bamboo; painted finishes including chinoiserie.

  • Painted bedroom, new painted finishes appear on a canopied grand bed, accompanied by a nightstand and mirror.

  • Closet storage island, popular piece goes Mediterranean in a dark finish.

  • Dining, new versatile banquet table seats 10 to 12 people and breaks down into three drop-leaf console/sofa tables.

  • Home Entertainment, new flat-panel units accommodate up to 60-inch screens.

Leda Furniture

IHFC G-576

  • Vintage Treasures, 18 bedroom and dining pieces in rustic casual, wormy maple; reproductions of rural, aged antiques; available in three finishes: Vintage, Linen and Antique Midnight.

  • Bellevue, seven dining room pieces in Louis Philippe styling with cherry solids and veneers, Amaretto finish.

Strategy: New category with rustic casual at entry-level pricing; Bellevue is smaller scaled for condo dwellers or second homes.

Marketing: Strengthening the Leda Advantage program which focuses on quick-ship program, building partnerships with retailers, limited distribution, communications and domestic production.

News: Expanding 150,000-square-foot facility by 18,000 square feet in anticipation of added sales from the Leda Advantage program.

Legacy Classic

PS C100

Four new bedroom and dining groups, a new "junior dining" program and two new youth groups.

  • Oakdale, case goods, traditional/country, quartered ash veneers over hardwoods, dark finish, $1,499 bedroom group.

  • Oxford, case goods, 19th-century English traditional, ash, burl and mahogany veneers over hardwoods, $2,499 bedroom group.

  • Conquistador, bedroom, dining room, occasional and entertainment, carved traditional, quartered ash veneers, pine solids and other woods, dark brown finish, $2,499 group.

  • Copenhagen, case goods, European contemporary, figured primavera veneers over hardwoods, warm brown finish, $1,999 to $2,499 bedroom group.

  • Junior dining, casual French, radiata veneer, pine solids and hardwoods, golden brown finish, mixed media of metal, leather, tile; casual dining function with butterfly leaf and hardwood seats; starting at $599 for a five-piece set.

  • Sierra Ridge, youth, casual boys look with ash veneers over hardwoods, medium brown finish, $399 beds.

  • Glamour Girl, youth, sophisticated older girl look with cherry veneers over hardwoods, dark Merlot finish with jewelry hardware, $399 beds.

Lifestyle Solutions by Elite

IHFC M-632

  • Six new case goods groups that include bedroom, dining, occasional and entertainment. The styles are Southwest, British West Indies, two contemporary and two cottage. Four-piece bedroom groups retail between $999 and $1,599; five-piece dining $599 to $999.

  • LS-Teens, line of smaller dimension chairs for teens; upholstered, swivel occasional chairs.

  • Six new convertible sofas.

News: More than 150% increase this year as $18 million company expects to reach $50 million this year.

Linon Home DÉcor

220 Elm S-202

  • In bedroom, two new bedroom groups: Contempo in a cherry finish and Mission in a Tobacco finish; pieces retail between $99 and $299.

  • In occasional, nine new pieces to the Alden line in black ash; includes a desk, bar and matching stools; $100 to $250.

  • Ren Forge, 12 accent pieces, opening-price metal group; $30 to $100.

Lorts Mfg.

IHFC H-1104

  • No. 1561/9961 dining, bar-height table in alder with metal base.

  • No. 9100 bedroom, nine pieces in alder with French styling; includes door nightstand and seminaire.

  • No. 9402 desk, home office piece in alder.

Strategy: Offering customization to make purchases "uniquely yours."

News: Updated Web site, more information and user-friendly.

Magnussen Home

IHFC M-1010

Introducing four dining and six bedroom collections, including two full case goods groups for the Biltmore Estate for Your Home line:

  • Sevenoaks, new Biltmore bedroom and dining, traditional lines, contemporary ideals, architectural styling; flaky oak and walnut burl veneers, burnished Sable finish, delicately carved rosettes and overlays.

  • Orchard House, new Biltmore bedroom and dining, casual warmth, flaky oak veneers, warm Chamois finish, simple silhouettes, softly worn edges and light distressing.

  • Wellington, eight dining and nine bedroom in figured cherry veneers and rubbed Ginger finish, satin brass hardware; traditional campaign styling, shaped tops, subtle breakfronts and turned legs; $599 bed, $799 dresser, $999 armoire; $999 table and four chairs, $1,299 china, buffet $699.

  • Adesso, eight dining pieces in classic contemporary style with a hint of campaign; cherry veneers and warm Cognac finish, bronze-patina accents and hardware; table and four $699, china $799 and buffet $499.

  • Mercer, 15 bedroom pieces in bold lines and urban, geometric shaping; ash veneers and a translucent Anthracite finish, inset leather panels; bed $399, dresser $499 and armoire $799.

  • Emerson, eight bedroom pieces with plank tops, soft edges and splay legs in traditional farmhouse styling; pine solids and veneers in a warm Russet finish with gentle distressing; $299 bed, $399 dresser, $699 armoire.

  • Cadence, eight bedroom pieces with uptown glamour; figured cherry veneers, decorative overlays and Bordeaux finish; $299 bed, $399 dresser, $699 armoire.

Manchester Furniture

1515 W. Green Drive

  • Adding three progressive bedroom and dining collections to the Alexander Julian program; all of the licensed line now available in deeply grained oak finished in merlot or ebony as well as the new walnut finished in midtoned European color with cool, textural quality. Clean, versatile American moderne designed for urban living.

  • No. 4514 case goods, country bedroom and dining added to Alexander Julian's Signature brand; redefined group draws from early American cabinetry with a modern spin; cherry solids and veneers in a warm brown tone; select pieces feature woven seagrass; double-beaded detailing on drawer frames, pilasters and parting rails.

Maria Yee

IHFC D-1109

  • Tiburon, seven bedroom pieces including three bed options, walnut with a dark finish, emphasizing California contemporary design, but with some curves; fills a style void; uses the company's ExclusiveJoinery system, which results in furniture so fitted that no nails, screws or fasteners are needed, dresser $2,249.

  • Newport Round Table, made of solid bamboo with a gold finish, 48-inch diameter; sustainable bamboo, fostering environmental awareness and responsibility; $1,999.

Marketing: Developing a stocking dealer program as well as non-stocking-dealer program; creating point-of-sale items that tell the company story; continuing to offer in-store customer training for clients.

Moretti's Design

IHFC H-1009

New home bar and barstool. The Neo stool has modern look with traditional Spanish leg; hefty selection of fabric and wood color available; medium-high pricing.

Najarian Furniture

300 S. Main St.

Expanding into a new niche with items tailored for the urban consumer. Has 57 new SKUs with casual contemporary designs. Four bedroom groups priced $399 to $499, four dining groups and four occasional table groups.

Strategy: New goods will be available in direct containers from China in January, backed up with stock in the company's 230,000-square-foot facility in California. Opening showroom on Saturday, Oct. 14.

News: Laying the groundwork with its manufacturing partners in China to implement a warehousing program, with a target to have it in place by the end of first quarter of '07.

Opus Designs

PS 2-559

Three new collections for the youth manufacturer.

  • No. 649 group, 15 pieces of casual contemporary in birch solids and veneers, dark brown finish; twin bed $299.

  • No. 670 Rhonda's Retreat, 18 cottage pieces with some traditional elements, Aged White finish and wood hardware; twin bed $399.

  • No. 665, 18 pieces, traditional styling with turned overlay post and brushed nickel hardware, multiple bed options; twin bed starts at $399.

Strategy: Filling the traditional category and strengthening the casual contemporary area. Additional finish choice to round out assortment.

Platt Collections

200 N. Hamilton S-218

  • Toscana, 10 bedroom pieces, updated traditional with alder and maple construction, carvings and leaf accents, deep Cocoa finish. Includes padded leather headboard and footboard; bedroom armoire can hold up to 50-inch flat-panel TV.

  • Brunello, 10 dining pieces that correspond with the Toscana group.

  • Accent upholstery, new stand-alone pieces including accent chairs, benches, chaise daybed and modular sofa components.

Pulaski Furniture

IHFC M-330

Keepsake Home, more added to the new value-priced case goods line introduced at Las Vegas. Each group, $1,499 to $1,799.

  • Urban Country, Old World charm for today's homes. Bowed fronts, waist molding, wide pilasters, beveled overlays, framed and beaded drawers, Antique Cherry finish.

  • Pamplona, Mediterranean style, canted posts, curved breakfront, carved and framed drawers with egg-and-dart detailing, carved overlays and an Antique Pecan finish. Has a shaped leather panel bed and a low-profile poster bed.

  • Ashton Park, highlights include serpentine fronts, bun feet and hand-carved pilasters; white ash burls and Chestnut finish; shell carving on the crown of the poster bed, armoire and mirror. Also has a framed panel bed with arched top rail.

  • Beckenham, features blocked bracket feet, shaped tops, overscaled undermoldings, acanthus leaf urns atop beaded posts, deep cherry finish; carved sleigh bed or modified low poster bed with cut-out footboard.

  • Cadence, two-tone warm brown cherry framed in dark ebony cases, tapered posts, sleigh or panel bed, antique pewter hardware.

Richardson Brothers

IHFC G-382

  • Brighton, 12 bedroom pieces and matching dining in solid cherry, traditional with Louis Philippe elements; sleigh headboard has cathedral cherry veneer; queen bed, $2,599; drawer chest, $2,200.

News: Now offering new financial programs that extend repayment terms through GE Capital Solutions.

River Forks Imports

CP-1103

  • Charleston, an 18th century collection, is a solid mahogany group produced with select mahogany woods. The Charleston chest features English dovetail drawers with dual drawer glides and a rich mahogany finish. The grouping also includes an optional lingerie chest and an entertainment center with pocket doors.

Rivers Edge Furniture

233 S. Main St.

Four new bedroom groups, with two that have dining, occasional and entertainment to match:

  • Normandy, 10 bedroom, 10 dining and seven occasional pieces; French country in cherry or antique white finish; panel bed $599, dresser/mirror $699; hutch/buffet $999, pedestal table and 4 chairs $999; end table $199, cocktail table $229, entertainment cabinet $1,299.

  • Balboa, nine bedroom, 10 dining, four occasional and three entertainment pieces; cottage in either a black or white finish; dresser/mirror $599, panel bed $499, hutch/ buffet $799, leg table/4 chairs $799, end table $179, cocktail table $229, plasma TV center $1,199.

  • Camille, 16 bedroom pieces, European traditional in a black or cherry finish, dresser/ mirror $799, panel bed $799.

  • Barrington, eight bedroom pieces, Louis Philippe in a black finish, dresser/mirror $599, sleigh bed $499.

Riverside Furniture

IHFC C-302

One new full group and four new home entertainment offerings.

  • Medley, 56 pieces of bedroom, occasional, entertainment, casual dining and home office; transitional with mixed media of mindy oak, metal and marble; bedroom is $1,999, casual dining is $1,100, occasional starts at $260, entertainment wall is $1,799 and home theater group is $2,650.

  • Calais, oak and cherry finishes for successful painted entertainment group from April market; $2,499.

  • Cambria, traditional cherry based on its successful Affiniti design; $2,699.

  • Grafton, curved front or Affiniti design entertainment; $2,699.

  • Solomente, two-tone transitional entertainment with curved front or Affiniti design; $2,699.

Royal Patina

PS 400

  • Andalucía, 47 case goods pieces, inspired by a region of Spain; embodies Old World cabinet-making and marquetry using a variety of woods: highly figured satinwood, walnut, maple and cherry; heavy burnishing and distressing on Castell Siena finish with wool-waxing.

Shadow Mountain

MS 392

  • Dick Idol High Plains collection, 15 bedroom and 12 dining, rustic outdoor lifestyle, oak solids and veneers with hair-on-hide application and hammered nail accents.

Strategy: Launching Dick Idol Legends brand.

News: Expanding into a new, larger showroom.

Signature Home Furnishings

NFM 812

Four new bedroom collections all with a patent-pending remote control that lowers the mirror to reveal a flat-panel TV within an entertainment dresser.

  • No. 221 group, contemporary in cherry veneer and Merlot finish.

  • No. 622, traditional oak bedroom group with a lot of curves.

  • No. 267, two-tone black and cherry with two bed choices.

  • No. 822, solid-black group

Strategy: In addition to the four new groups, three existing groups will get the entertainment dresser.

South Shore Furniture

IHFC M-1106

  • Sereno, six RTA bedroom pieces with Sauvignon design features with contemporary finish; platform bed, decorative cutout for handle.

  • Nostalgie, 11 assembled bedroom, romantic pine with traditional finish, architectural moldings, massive posts, cutouts beneath drawers.

  • Noble, six assembled pieces with Sauvignon design and transitional finish.

  • Lyli Rose, 11 youth pieces in country-pine design, ceramic flower handles, bouquet motif, decorative moulding.

  • Vintage six RTA bedroom, classic cherry finish with antique-finished metal hardware; Louis Philippe style with decorative moldings.

Marketing: Added-value program, new merchandising concept.

Stanley Furniture Collections

IHFC C-1158

  • Toluca Lake, 12 bedroom and 13 dining, inspired by elite L.A. community; relaxed and rustic with dark, heavily distressed wormy maple and cherry; turned legs and posts, intricate beaded moldings, antique brass hardware and antiqued leather accents; low poster bed with leather headboard and diamond pattern on footboard, panel bed with European scroll-inspired metal inserts in the headboard; beds $1,595 to $1,995, dresser $1,595, armoire $2,995; grand double-pedestal table with eight turned legs, $2,495, china with diamond-patterned leaded glass doors, $3,695, buffet $1,995.

  • Lincoln Park, 15 bedroom and 12 dining, sleek and cosmopolitan, simple canted posts, box-mitered parting rails and clipped corners; cherry veneers with a clear, dark finish; fully upholstered bed, poster bed with octangonal and tapered posts, panel bed with canted posts and low footboard; beds $995 to $1,395; Parsons table with checkerboard cherry top, tables from $1,395 to $1,795; china with sliding glass and sliding wood doors, $2,995; tall, multifunctional buffet is $1,495.

South Cone

US 501

  • Galicia, five bedroom pieces, Spanish colonial in hardwoods; five pieces, $9,750.

  • Hacienda, dining and a home office desk, rustic elegance in tropical hardwoods, premium antique finish; desk is $2,200, round leaf table is $3,200.

Stickley

225 N. Elm St.

  • Williamsburg Reserve collection, CW-210 Charleston chest on chest, license's sixth anniversary, reissuing 88-inch piece based on original in Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, mahogany with optional swan-neck pediment with pierced crest board, carved finial and rosettes; 11 locking drawers with brass pulls.

  • Pasadena Bungalow, expanding last year's group with AN-7348 Gamble House serving table, California Arts & Crafts style, named after one of the legendary Pasadena, Calif., residences designed and built by the Greene brothers; solid sapelli wood, 66-inch-wide overhanging breadboard top with African blackwood pegs and splines.

  • Mission, youth added to historic line, spindle bunk bed with ladder and option trundle bed or storage unit; two sizes of bunching chest with open upper hutches; four-drawer dresser, a seven-drawer tall chest, nightstand, desk with open hutch and two chairs.

  • Mission, new case goods and entertainment pieces to the line, two sizes of corner TV consoles, a 42-inch-high jewelry cabinet, a 60-inch-high Gustav Stickley newel post floor lamp, two Charles Limbert-influenced occasional pieces, and a 2007 Limited Edition Harvey Ellis collector's table with inlay.

  • Metropolitan, new oval dining table, sideboard and oval-backed side and arm chairs are added to the collection.

Town & Country Living

SP 1130

New line of French-inspired designs; both classic and reinterpreted silhouettes from Louis XIII to French country.

Tvilum-scanbirk

220 Elm 330

  • Camizion, beds with matching storage in light walnut finish: full and queen beds and full line of functional chests and dressers with shallow/deep drawers with metal runners; all items made in melamine with legs and handles in alu-look. Suggested retail for queen bed with two nightstands, $489.

University Loft

PS 2-436

  • Athena, reintroducing the all-white, solid-wood youth group; upholstered headboard and an optional dollhouse roof atop a two-drawer chest and bookcase combo; changing table converts to a three-drawer chest.

Strategy: Tripled showroom space.

News: Promoted Kathy Carlson to national sales manager of its retail division. Grown to 1.1 million square feet of manufacturing space in Indiana, Tennessee and Malaysia.

Villageois

IHFC H-1020

Lyric, case goods in maple with a Light Almond finish or with walnut molding and Toffee color; the bedroom collection also includes a plasma TV unit and a vanity/desk.

West Bros. Furniture

HM 302

  • Antico, nine Tuscan-inspired bedroom pieces in solid cherry with cow-tailing, dry-brushing and other distressing; Siena hand-rubbed catalyzed lacquer.

Strategy: Answering dealer requests for domestic, Tuscan-style, solid wood at medium-high pricing.

Marketing: Redesigning sales materials, including photos, videos, sales and online reporting tools; new Web site at www.westbrosfurniture.com.

News: Streamlined production capabilities to provide an average delivery time of 23 days.

Winners Only

IHFC M-210

  • Cape Cod, 18 bedroom and 18 youth pieces, seaside design in White, Ebony, Buttermilk and Burnished Cherry finishes.

  • Fortuna, transition between formal and casual dining, intricate rope-twist detailing.

  • Mountain View, 10 dining pieces, counter-height base table has five storage drawers, removable wine rack; ebony, honey, merlot and white finishes.

Wynwood

PS 407

  • In home office, adding smaller-scaled desks to mixable office program introduced in April; 54-inch desk added to each of four groups: Wellington (traditional cherry), Camden (transitional cherry), Halton Hills (transitional oak) and Waldsworth (contemporary cherry).

Young America

IHFC C-1158

MyHaven, new 30-piece youth group, bright colors as part of 20 wood and painted finishes; cottage styling such as beadboard panels, louvers and simple wood knobs; part of the Built to Grow line that offers convertible cribs that morph into daybeds and then double beds; media nightstand offers magazine storage; bed is $729 and dresser is $809.

Zocalo

HS 306

  • Elevation, bedroom group with select walnut veneers and solids; walnut inlay creates distinct linear patterns; pieces accented with butterfly handles in charcoal gray, spline mitre joinery and exposed solid-wood frames; designed by in-house team of Jorge Jaramillo and Margaret Leigh; queen Elevation bed is $599, Quadro bed with repeating-square inlay pattern is $699, eight-drawer dresser $699, two-drawer nightstand $249, wall mirror $199.

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