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Durham adds occasional groups

 10 October 2017     HGO Staff 

DURHAM, Ontario – Solid wood case goods specialist Durham Furniture will add three new occasional collections and three unique consoles to its assortment when the October edition of the High Point Market opens for its usual five-day run this Saturday morning.

The new groups will be showcased – in conjunction with five existing occasional groups – in a dedicated area of the company’s showroom, which can be found in space G1082 of the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC).

“This market we are devoting a much larger area of our showroom to our occasional product line,” Durham president and chief executive officer Luke Simpson said in a statement. “To support our new collections and our focus on this product category, we are revamping the way we merchandise our showroom. This fall, all of our occasional products will be featured in living room vignettes with sofas, loveseats and chairs to better highlight the functionality of each piece.”

The company’s solid wood occasional product assortment includes cocktail and end tables, lamp and sofa tables, writing desks, entertainment credenzas, hall chests, storage benches and multi-functional console tables. Many of the groups are available in more than 40 finishes, which provides customisation options for consumers as well as a competitive advantage for the company in a highly competitive space.

Highlights of the occasional products this fall include:

The six-piece Dundy occasional collection is named after the skilled craftsman who developed the lathe knives used for manufacturing its impressive turned legs. Highlights include a round cocktail table that is characterised by four decorative turned legs, which support its 38-inch diameter top and bottom shelf and a console table, with unique turned stretcher base offering multi-functional use as a sofa table or writing desk.

With a bit of a retro mid-century design styling, the six-piece Saugeen occasional collection is characterised by its uncluttered sleek lines and geometric forms. Each 1¼-inch thick solid maple table top rests on linear bases that are connected by two stretchers.

The Classic Foundry occasional collection features an overall architectural style that is achieved by its distinctive table apron detail and multi-faceted, angled legs which are anchored by square block feet. Each of the five tables has an open bottom shelf for additional storage.

Each collection will be ready for shipping next January and carries suggest retail price points of between $1,400 and $1,650.

Each of the three groups is crafted in solid maple and available in more than 40 finishes. Many are also available in a choice of a solid wood top or an inset glass top, increasing the overall pieces in each collection. The glass tops are offered in three complementary accent finishes that are applied to the underside of the glass.

In addition to the three occasional groups, the company is also adding three unique consoles to the line. At 70 inches wide, they are scaled to accommodate flat screen TVs or for use as display or serving pieces. Also offered in more than 40 finishes, the group offers three distinctive storage options which define each piece, including an open and airy eight-shelf design with single center drawer, a more traditional six-shelf design with two doors and a unique asymmetrical design that combines open shelving with door storage and a single drawer.

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