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ISBN NO. 1543-3803
FURNITURE MAGAZINE™
August 2017
Volume 9 No. 8


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S K PRODUCTS
I believe this company is no longer in business. Their previous New Jersey phone number is now assigned to someone else, and they have no listing in any trade publications. If anyone has information to the contrary, please contact me asap. Dwight

S. BENT & BROTHERS BROS
Recorded message at (978)632-4300
Unfortunately, S. Bent went out of business. (Why does it seem like all the really good companies aren't around any more?) A big part of S. Bent's business was college chairs. Their answering machine tells you that the chairs are available though Standard Chair of Gardner

SAGEFIELD LEATHER
PO Box 1246
Cononver, NC 28613
tel: 828-328-8669
I'm not familiar with this company. I have the address here for your reference only. If anyone is a Sagefield dealer and knows their quality and product line compared to others in the same price range please let me know.

SALEM SQUARE
108 Avondale St, High Point, NC 27260.
(336)887-3416, Fax (336)887-3493
Occasional and accent pieces in solid mahogany and select premium veneers. Drawers are made of solid oak and all drawer slides are wood on wood. Salem Square is one of several companies that have earned a fine reputation as a great source for 18th century occasional furniture. All drawer pulls are solid brass and you have your choice of eight finishes, including several "old world " rubbed, aged and crackled finishes. This gives you the option of choosing a piece and finishing it exactly like you want it - something different, yet still in the spirit of your home’s decor.

SALOOM
256 Murdock
Winchendon, MA 01475
(978) 297.1901, (978) 297.4944 FAX
A lot of dining furniture these days is either too big or too small, too expensive or too cheap, too plush or too uncomfortable. Saloom has found a wonderful niche in the industry by finding just the right combination of price, size, quality and comfort. They make chairs, tables and case pieces that are neither formal nor informal, but just right. Stylish, comfortable and functional, Saloom is loved for the way they beautifully mix solid hardwoods, premium fabrics and innovative materials such as granite. Founded in 1982 by Peter Saloom and his radial arm saw. From very humble beginnings, Saloom has evolved into a multi-million dollar company with over 100 employees.

SAM MOORE CHAIRS
PO Box 339, Bedford, VA 24523
703.586.8253, Fax 703.586.8497
For over 50 years, Sam Moore has been producing affordable, comfortable upholstery for the home and office. I've never met anyone who didn't like this company. They seen to have hit a niche of tremendous styling, dependable consistent quality and all at an affordable price. Quite a combination. They offer traditional to contemporary styling, hundreds of fabric choices and plenty of optional wood finishes on exposed pieces. Choose from: wing chairs, dining chairs, 18th Century exposed wood chairs, French exposed wood chairs, a great Mission/Arts & Crafts collection, home office and executive seating, fully upholstered chairs & ottomans, sofas and loveseats, chaises, benches and settees. Choose from leather and fabric.

SAMSONITE FURNITURE CO
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SAMUEL LAWRENCE
PO Box 6691
Phoenix, AZ 85005
Tel: 602.352.3980
Fax: (602) 352-3976
Medium priced bedroom furniture in a wide variety of styles, from traditional and country to contemporary and Mountain lodge look. Most items are solid wood and feature hardwood drawers with ball-bearing center slides.

SANGIORGIO DESIGNS
19302 South Laurel Park Road
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221
(973) 374-9600, (973) 374-9660 FAX
Contemporary dining room and bedroom imported from Italy. You may see them in a store as San Giorgio or Sangiorgio. It is the same company and they are based out of California.

SARREID LTD
3905 Airport Dr. Northwest
Wilson, NC 27896
Tel: 252.291.1414
Fax: (252) 237-1592
Hundreds of accessories for the home. Sarreid has one of the largest offerings of decorative accessories, lighting and accent furniture you'll find under one company. Their price list has thousands of items, each one unique and treasured for it's own distinctiveness. Their recent printed catalog offered hundreds of new products including significant new collections of large scale furniture in both traditional and contemporary designs. Choose from solid oak furniture to distinctive lamps and chandeliers. Bring special interest to a room by selecting from a wide variety of decorative accessories and wall decor that range from elegant to intriguing.

SCHNADIG CORPORATION
4820 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60641.
(847)803-6000, Fax (800)848-8930
Lower medium to promotional upholstery in a wide variety of styles. Choose from hundreds of fabrics. Includes some motion- recliners, sleepers.

SCHWEIGER Division of KCS Inc.
351 Collins Rd. Jefferson, WI 53549.
(920)674-2440, Fax (920)674-6126
As far as I know, Schweiger will be closing their doors for business in 2004. They were up for sale and had not found a buyer as of May, 2004. If anyone knows an update on this, please let me know.
Previous information: Upholstery. Sofas, loveseats, chairs and sleepers. They have a great warranty on their products which they are very proud of: fifteen years on the Restonic mattress (5 years free and 10 years pro-rated), two years on the general workmanship, standard cushions, and one year on the fabric as long as you haven't had it treated with a fabric protector. Schweiger recently went through a change in ownership and is ready and excited to have your business.

SCOTCHGARD
The original 3M fabric, wood and leather protector. Scotchgard has been around for a long time and can be found on everything from furniture to airplane seats to sports car interiors. Keyword: fabric protection, leather protection

SCOTT THOMAS
501 STones Levee RD
Cleveland, OH 44113
p. 800-296-9107
f. 216-523-1883
Scott Thomas furniture is produced in the old-world tradition of furniture making. Artisans spend countless hours carving detail, inlaying exotic wood marquetry, and applying their secret finishing process, all by hand. Just like master furniture makers of the 18th and 19th century, minor variations in wood tone and detail are what characterize the beauty of a handmade product.

SEA
3455 Empire Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30354.
(404)767-1880, Fax (404)763-1308
Budget priced collection of dining room and dinette furniture. Styles are mostly country casual and feature sheaf back chairs, Windsor, country French and ladderback chairs. A few small hutches are available which are perfect for someone with a limited amount of space. They have added a couple contemporary collections also.

SEABROOK CLASSICS
1236 Trask Parkway
Seabrook, SC 29940
Tel: 843.846.0133
Fax: (843) 846-1306
Email: info@seabrookclassics.com
Looking through their catalog makes me imagine I'm living right there on the coast. I feel the wind on my face as I step out on the deck to watch the seagulls drift back and forth with the early breezes coming off the ocean. The waves break rhythmically on the sand scattering sandpipers digging for crabs. I take a deep breath and .... what am I doing? We're talking furniture here. Colorful, painted furniture perfect for the coast. Shutter design doors and beds, open cabinets, everything is functional and inviting. Where was I? Oh yeah... I take a deep breath of salt air that clears my thoughts and puts things in perspective. The sun is warm and...

SEALY FURNITURE
Sealy doesn't actually make furniture, they license Klaussner to do it for them. The only place to see the furniture is in a store that sells Sealy Furniture. Sealy Furniture™ is a supporter of NASCAR, which makes sense, if you're hurtling down a track at 200 MPH in 110 degree heat inside a tiny missle, when you get home you need to relax on something comfortable.

SEALY MATTRESS
One Office Parkway at Sealy Drive
Trinity, NC 27370
Tel: (800) 727-3259
Fax: (336) 861-3500
The name Sealy has always been synonymous with bedding. Competitors often complain their customers come in the store asking for a Sealy, like we go into a store and ask for Kleenex or Band-Aids. That's fine for Sealy and fine for you because you are purchasing one of the finest bedding sets on the market. The biggest problem mattress companies have these days is sticker-shock. Someone uses a mattress that was handed down from the grandparents, got placed in an attic, was given away during a garage sale and then finally disintegrates when a window is left open and gets it wet. They then head to a store, see the prices and faint. Not realistic folks. You have to remember that there is nothing else in our lives that carries our full body weight for six to eight hours, 365 days a year for ten years straight. Your family car couldn't hold up to that kind of use. The fact that a Sealy mattress carries a ten year warranty is a modern miracle. Consider the technology that goes into a mattress and you will be amazed that they cost as little as they do. For the ultimate in luxurious comfort, check out the factory web site.

SEALY OF MARYLAND
201 E. Green De, Space G-L, High Point, NC 27260.
(336)889-9067, Fax (336)889-9069
Medium priced upholstery specializing in sleepers. Most of the items can be purchased as either a sleeper or stationary.

SEDGEFIELD BY ADAMS
AL 216 Woodbine St, High Point, NC 27260.
(336) 882-0196, Fax (336) 841-3743
For over 30 years, Sedgefield has been crafting classical lighting for traditional homes. Designs include solid brass, handpainted porcelain, crystal and hand thrown pottery. Sedgefield also makes several designs for the Bob Timberlake collection which include hand painted scenes and beautiful pottery. Men will particularly love some of the brass lamps which look great in an executive office or home office.

SEE IMPORTS
23030 Kidder St., Hayward, CA 94545.
(510)782-1763, Fax (510)782-1764
S.E.E. imports an eclectic collection of furniture from around the world. Most of it would classify as, well, as eclectic. They carry a lot of pine bedroom, dining room and occasional pieces. They have a lot of pedestals in stone and iron tables and mirrors. Wicker and metal bedroom, dining and occasional sets, accent pieces that are simply to die for. Where do they get these things? Architectural designs and bombe designs.

SERTA MATTRESS
5401 Trillium Blvd, Suite 250
Hoffman Estates, 60192
Tel: 847-645-0200
Fax: 847-645-0205
While many things have changed during Serta's 76 years in the mattress business, one thing always stays the same: Serta's dedication to making the very finest mattress and foundation products available. Serta's primary product, the Perfect Sleeper®, is the best-selling premium mattress brand at retail in the U.S. today. Serta is also the nation's number one mattress supplier to hotels and motels. A household name in the U.S., Serta is the second most recognized mattress brand by consumers. Each month, millions of people in the U.S. see the Counting Sheep advertising campaign during popular national TV programs.

SHADY LADY
1350 14 Avenue, Suite 14
Grafton, WI 53024
1-800-343-1954, fax: 262-377-7190
Shady Lady American Home features hand crafted lamps inspired by homes, traditions and lifestyles found around the country. Vintage memorabilia, flea market finds, and regional styling all find their way into Shady Lady's distinctive look. Whether your home is high on the range, deep in the North woods, along the coast, on a remote beach, or in the middle of the city, Shady Lady creates a lamp to fit your way of life.
Shady Lady Outdoor provides distinctive portable lighting for today's outdoor spaces. Table, floor and combination lamps are available in three base styles. Choose from nautical rope, faux bamboo and chickory, white, pebble or bark finished woven. Their designer shades are removable for easy care and made from durable, all-weather Sunbrella™ fabric. Bring indoor ambiance to any outdoor lighting environment. Features include: UL listed as suitable for wet environments, safe to use in all weather. Finishes are U.V. resistant to prevent fading. Metal parts are powder coated to prevent corrosion and the bases are heavily weighted for stability. Shipped with the recommended outdoor 100W bulb and equalized with hi-low switch for subdued or bright light.

SHARUT
220 Passaic Street
Passaic, NJ 07055
Tel: 973-473-1000
Fax: 973-473-4416
Email: Diadia329@aol.com
I know you're used to me writing about companies based on personal experience. I don't have access to the Sharut line, so I asked their Marketing Director to provide me with information. Here is what they sent me:

"Based in Passaic, New Jersey, Sharut Furniture is a 25-year-old family-owned and operated contemporary home furnishings manufacturer dedicated to creating complete furniture solutions. By consistently offering innovation and leadership in design, an unwavering commitment to quality and service, and factory direct white glove home delivery and installation, Sharut is a name synonymous with style and quality. A growing trend can be seen in furniture shopping. Today’s consumer wants furniture that is both stylish in appearance and multifunctional. Many bedrooms double as a home office and family rooms are reaching new heights in the variety and associated requirements of home entertainment. Combined with the architectural diversity of today’s home interiors, customization is fast becoming a requirement. Sharut not only recognizes these trends but remains ahead of the curve in design with the widest range of innovative products, configurations and finish options.
The extensive line includes:
  • Entertainment Wall Units
  • Home Office Wall Units and Armoires
  • Wardrobe and Custom Closets
  • Complete Office and Desk Solutions
  • Bedroom Sets
  • Curios
  • Furniture in Motion™
Our designs present unlimited customization with a variety of heights, widths, depths and configurations, and a variety of colors and finishes; matte, satin, lacquer, and mirror, affording a diverse range of choices to suit the décor and lifestyle of any home. As well, the flexibility to mix and match components of various units and designs allows the maximization of unit space and functionality. The end result is furniture built to the exact specifications and needs of the customer’s living space and lifestyle. Sharut Furniture isn’t limited to one room only but can flow throughout the home providing furniture solutions that exceed customer expectations.
Combined with a tradition of high quality production and design innovation, Sharut Furniture also remains committed to maintaining excellent customer service. We provide: warranty on all products, prompt and damage free delivery, on-site installation by experienced agents, complete furniture solutions."


SHAW RUGS
For four years in a row, Shaw Rugs received the America's Magnificent Carpet Award for innovative rug design. They are one of the largest providers of custom tufted wool rugs, injection-dyed rugs (printed) and machine-woven rugs in synthetic and wool yarns. Their reputation for fine quality led to licensing agreements with Phillip Crowe, Susan Welsh and Kathy Ireland, as well as designs from the PGA Tour Home, Winterthur Museum Garden and Library and the Museum of International Folk Art. Shaw Rugs is a Division of Shaw Industries.

SHELBY WILLIAMS
150 Shelby Williams Drive
Morristown, TN 37813
Tel: (423) 586-7000
Fax: (423) 586-2260
Commercial office chairs, sofas, sofa beds, and barstools made of wood, metal and rattan. Shelby Williams is best known for banquet stacking chairs and also provides folding tables, portable stages, and dance floors.

SHERMAG
3035 boul Industrial
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Tel: 819-566-1515
Fax: 819-566-7323
One of the largest manufacturers of furniture in North America, Shermag specializes in bedroom, bedroom for youth, dining room, sofas, accent furniture and gliders. They're proud of their veritical integration which means they own or control the manufacturing process from the forests to the customer's home. This lowers costs and allows Shermag to keep their own quality standards in place on every piece of furniture they make. Shermag is also proud of the concern they have for the employee workplace - a vital feature of any company in the Canadian market where business is plentiful and workers are not. Collections include 24 bedroom groups, 3 youth goups, 19 dining room, and a large collection of tables, entertainment centers and home office. The upholstery collection is limited in depth but since they are focusing on best sellers it should be possible to find something you like if you are working with basic designs and colors. They have just about one of the best websites I've seen in a while as long as you have a broad band connection. If you're still using a dial-up forget it.

SHERRILL
2405 Highland Ave NE, PO Drawer 189
Hickory, NC 28603. (828) 322-2640, (828) 324-8207 fax
Sherrill is one of the best values in upholstered furniture you'll find. They are also the parent company for several other well known brands:
• Whittemore-Sherrill (Leather Upholstery)
• Precedent (Transitional Upholstery
• Hickory-White (Case Goods & upholstery)
• CTH-Sherrill Occasional (Wood & metal occasional & dining)
• Motioncraft (Recliners, motion sofas, sectionals & home theater seating)
• Theodore Alexander (Wood / metal / other case goods & accessories)

SICOTTE LAMPS
5972, 2nd Avenue
Montreal, Quebec, H1Y 2Y9
Canada
Tel: 514-722-4673
Tel2: 877-722-4673
Fax: 514-722-6983
Email: webmaster@sicottelamps.com
Nous fabriquons des lampes de qualité depuis 1948. Nous en sommes donc à notre 51e année au service de l’industrie du meuble.
Située à Montréal, la compagnie est responsable de toute sa production de modèles en bois, en métal, en verre et en marbre. Chaque lampe est façonnée et assemblée à la main.
Vous trouverez sur ce site nos modèles les plus populaires que nous mettons en vedette. Nous vous offrons un choix imposant de lampes et un rapport qualité/prix inégalé.

A family company, Sicotte lamps was founded in 1948. Over the years, the company passed on to the second generation in the person of Fernand Sicotte. He associated himself with the Sylvestre-Saillant family in the 70s. The Sylvestre-Saillant family acquired the company in the 80s. Mr. Sicotte remained in charge of operations. The company became a division of Syldeco Canada Inc. in 1997. Syldeco Canada Inc. is a management and consulting company controlled by its founding president Michel G. Sylvestre.

Located in an 18,000 sq ft plant in Montreal, each lamp is crafted and assembled by hand of wood, metal, glass and marble.



SIGNATURE RUGS
P.O. BOX 2182
1050 VISTA DRIVE
DALTON, GA 30721
tel: (706) 782-5726
fax: (706) 275-8020
Design your own custom area rugs. Contemporary to traditional, choose from hundreds of solid colors, combined with hundreds of patterns to create your own elegant design statement.

SIMMONS
One Concourse Parkway, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30328
Tel: 877.399.9397
For over 125 years, Simmons has been a major player in the mattress industry. Known for the Beautyrest pocketed coil mattresses, they have continuously upgraded their products over the decades to take advantage of research and technology.

SIMMONS JUVENILE
PO Box 287
613 East Beacon Avenue
New London, WI 54961
Tel: 920.982.2140
Fax: (920) 982-5052
Originaly known as the Wisconsin Cabinet and Panel company, Simmons' ideal location near the rich forests of the Badger State gave them access to top quality raw materials. Simmons has a unique claim to fame going back to Thomas Edison. In 1917 he purchased the company to make cabinets for his new invention, the phonograph. In 1927 the company dedicated all their resources toward infant furniture, a focus which still serves them well to this day. Along with furniture, the company produces complementary linens, mattresses and bedding.

SIMMONS UPHOLSTERY
1201 West Bankhead St
New Albany, MS 38652
Tel: 800.646.3449
Tel2: 800.646.3449
Fax: (662) 534-1508
Upholstery

SIMPLY TOGETHER
Looks like they went out of business in 2003. Anyone know any different?

SINGER
Closed their doors in 1989 to retail business in the US. They were involved in a lawsuit over asbestos that reveals some of the intricate ways companies can move manufacturing, processes and operations around in a complex shell game. Check out Singer Lawsuit

SITCOM
414 Lesser Street
Oakland, CA 94601
tel: (510) 434-1600
fax: (510) 434-1601
Innovative and affordable has been Sitcom's philosophy since their beginning in 1991. Begun as a collaboration between Alexander Chan and Shelly Wong their designs have won numerous awards including the 1991 ID Design Award for Furniture. You'll find their furniture has a distinctive contemporary flair but is still practical for everyday use. Once you see their catalog or view their on-line web site you may recognize many of the designs. That's because Sitcom is a major supplier for a number of mail-order companies such as Crate and Barrel, Frontgate and Hammacher-Schlemmer. We would classify their furniture as being an excellent value but you should see it if possible before buying so you know the quality you are getting.

SLIGH FURNITURE
1201 Industrial Ave
Holland, MI 49423
Tel: 616-392-7101
Fax: 616-394-0535
Sligh was founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1880 by Charles R. Sligh. The company was a mainstay of the city's celebrated furniture industry around the turn of the century, when Grand Rapids was widely recognized as the Furniture Capital of the World. After falling on hard times during the Depression, Sligh found new life under the leadership of Charles R. Sligh Jr., who moved operations to nearby Holland, Mich., in 1933.
1980 marked Sligh's 100th year of continuous operation, a milestone that earned the company recognition as a centennial business from the Historical Society of Michigan. The company began its fourth generation of Sligh family management in 1990, when Robert L. Sligh Jr. became president. He is the great grandson of founder Charles R. Sligh. Upper end manufacturer of office, contract, wall systems.

SMILZE
15810- A Hwy. 59
Foley, AL. 36535
Tel: (251) 970-2860
Fax: (251) 970-2808
"Stuff that makes you smile!" Whimsical furniture and accessories for youth and the young at heart. Hand painted hardwood products for the bedroom, playrooms and accessories. Includes Adirondack chairs, toy boxes, lamps, wall decor. Some wicker pieces included.

SOUTHCONE
Southcone Trading Company.

SOUTHERN FURNITURE REPRODUCTIONS (SFR)
The name was formally changed to Southport Furniture in October of 2001. For more information please do a search below for Southport.

SOUTHERN OF CONOVER
PO Box 307
1099 2ND AVE PL SE
Conover, NC 28613
828.464.0311, 828.464.0460 FAX
Southern makes upholstery in the medium to high range. They also do some occasional pieces to complement the line.

SOUTHLAND FURNITURE
30 Brant Road
Kelmscott, WA 6111
61 8 9390 phone, 61 8 9390 0488 fax
Western Australia's leading pine timber furniture manufacturer is proud to offer a wide range of timber bedroom furniture. While they specialise in chests of drawers and beds, they also manufacture bookcases, desks and robes.

SOUTHPORT
Hwy. 87 West, PO Box 2224, Elizabethtown, NC 28337.
(910)862-8850
Formerly known as Southern Furniture Reproductions, the company changed their name in October of 2001. Authentic Shaker and Colonial style furniture made of Eastern White pine. Over 300 years ago the King of England chose these tall strong trees as his wood of choice to make the masts for the English nobilities' ships. Surveyors marked the very best trees with an arrow that bore the King's mark and forbid the Colonists to cut them down. However, the strength of the trees was well known and carpenters loved to work with the wood. Despite the threat of penalties, the white pine was used throughout the colonies for wainscotting, paneling, flooring and furniture. Fortunately, there are no "king's arrows" marking the forests today, so SFR used it as their wood of choice to make make casual, comfortable furniture that is easy to care for and fits so well into any home setting. In today's eclectic homes this furniture can be used in a formal 18th century setting or used to accent your own casual relaxed decor.

SOUTHWOOD
PO Box 2245, Hickory, NC 28603.
(828) 465-1776, Fax (828) 465-0858
Southwood was started in 1973 by three successful executives from the furniture industry.They wanted to form a "family company" and specialize in what they knew best, "18th century upholstery designs." I know what you are thinking, "them and about 250 other companies." But Southwood had an advantage, the people running it truly loved the classic beauty of 18th century, and they know how to make it well. Since then, they have gained a reputation as being a high-end high-quality line. The attention to detail they have carefully maintained allows them to break their line down into Queen Anne, Chippendale and Federal period designs. It was this determination to keep their quality and value in balance that allowed them to be an authorized manufacturer of SPNEA (Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities) and Historic Deerfield pieces. Association with these organizations is allowed only after a company has shown that it can maintain their standards. Southwood carries a five year warranty and specializes in Reproduction, skirted, motion leather and contract upholstery.

SOVEREIGN LTD
504 East First St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Tel: 301.739.0360
Fax: (301) 739-8421
Email: paula@statton.com
I'm not personally familiar with this line so I'd like to use the letter I got from the factory asking me to include them in furniture magazine. I don't normally do this because, well... of course they're going to say they are the best. But, in this case I'll make an exception because I am familiar with Statton, and would have to agree they make the finest (or at least rival anyone else making that claim) domestic solid cherry reproductions in the US. So I trust what they are saying about Sovereign. If any of my readers own Sovereign and would like to add a footnote, please send it to me.

"The Statton Family has been producing solid wood antique reproductions for over 80 years. We still produce the finest domestic solid cherry reproductions in the US, which can be found at Camp David and many of the US Embassies worldwide. Six years ago we started Sovereign Furniture LTD. to look into importing mahogany furniture. We located an exceptional company in Europe that started a factory in the Far East to produce the finest reproductions. They have spent years training their workers to produce at the highest quality level and have accomplished a major milestone by being awarded the ISO 9001-2000 manufacturing certification. They are one of the few companies in the Far East to achieve this level of success. Thus we are able to offer you an exceptional value. All of the furniture we transport to the United States is climate controlled and built to expand and contract according to the season. In a nation of imported goods, ours stands above the rest because we know and understand construction and finish technique. We value the smaller details and pay great attention to making each piece authentic to its original design. We use the best cuts of mahogany (Swietenia mahogany) and the finest finishes to enhance and capture the depth and flare of the grain of wood. We hope to build a tradition in your home for generations to come. Please view our collections and contact us with any questions you may have. "

SPRING AIR MATTRESS
1111 Nicholas Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Tel: (847) 439-4399
Fax: (847) 439-4322
For some 75 years, Spring Air has been widely recognized for its innovative mattresses and sleep sets. Francis Karr, who founded the company in 1926, was himself a visionary. His free-end offset coil design, which adjusts to each sleeper's weight, is today the most copied design in the bedding industry. Spring Air has earned a reputation over the years for continuous product improvement. In the late 1940's, the company introduced button-free technology, quilted surfaces and extra-supportive bedding materials. In 1953, Spring Air began producing its Health Center mattress, which featured zones for different areas of the body. The company began manufacturing the Back Supporter mattress in the early 1960's, and sales doubled within seven years. Among other enhancements to Spring Air mattresses were the pillow-top mattress (1973), natural fiber bedding materials such as silk and wool (the Four Seasons concept in 1988) and Conforma foam which conforms to your neck, shoulders, and lower back (1991). Innovation continues into the 90's with the introduction of latex/innerspring combination products. In 1995, Spring Air introduced a product line that uses three zones in the foundation for durability, zoning in the innerspring for support, and seven zones in the Conforma foam for total sleep fitness. In 1999, Spring Air introduced the ultra premium Back Supporter Comfort Caress Collection... Better Comfort, Better Quality, Better Value. In 2000 Spring Air introduced "The latest sensation in sleep innovation". The foam encased perimeter design that provides more support, more comfort, and more edge-to-edge sleeping surface. In February 2001 Spring Air introduced the NeverTurn mattress feature with only one sleeping side and it never needs to be turned. The ComfortFlex feature conforms and supports to the shape of your body providing less mattress disturbance from partner movement and a better nights sleep. Today, Spring Air distributes bedding internationally, with plants in the US, Canada, Mexico, England, Ireland, Australia, Middle East and Argentina. The company is the fourth-largest bedding manufacturer in the world and still leads the industry in product features and value.

SQUIRES HARDWOODS
PO Box 69
23705 NC HWY 210 East
Kelly, NC 28448
Phone: (910) 669-2531
Ahhh.. what could be better than gently rocking away the afternoon while enjoying a warm summer breeze? Squires Hardwoods can bring that blissful dream a step closer with their fine selection of rockers. And the last thing you'll have to worry about is the quality because these rockers are made in the USA of 100% solid oak and hardwood - no veneers, no laminates, no finger jointed parts. Mr. Squires learned his trade from his father who started his own sawmill and timber business back in 1912. His dad got started by his dad who takes the family tradition all the way back to when granddad opened his first lumber yard in 1851. When treated with care, a Squires Homeland Rocker should last a lifetime. Choose from a variety of styles and colors as well as a natural finish and the distinctive "Squires Honey Oak Finish. Being handcrafted, no two chairs are exactly the same, however all the chairs are of the same high quality.

ST. TIMOTHY
PO Box 2427, Hickory, NC 28603.
tel: (828) 322-7125
fax: (828) 322-9156
Contract upholstery for the office, although it could be used in the home. Did you ever wonder where your doctor’s office gets its waiting room chairs? Its from companies like St. Timothy. Built to take all the abuse you could ever hand out, this furniture is limited in styling because it has a "keep it simple" look about it. The factory will probably disagree with that because they do have several very nice pieces that could just as easily fit in your living room. So if your company needs some heavy duty upholstery in fabric, leather or vinyl contact St. Timothy.

STAINSAFE
PO Box 945906
Atlanta, GA 30394-5906
Tel: 800-292-3777
Fax: 800-866-2109
Stainsafe products protect car seats, airplane seats, restaurants, movie theaters and the sofa in your family room. The Stainsafe web site contains a wealth of information about fabric protection and stain removal. Keyword: fabric protection, leather protection. Do you have a comment about this product? Blog

STAKMORE CO
Elm St., Owego, NY 13827.
(607)687-1616, Fax (607)687-0049
Stack 'em up, rack 'em up. Since 1922, Stakmor has been helping us stack solid wood chairs one on top of each other. There is no more excuse for those ugly metal folding chairs. Actually there hasn't been an excuse since 1922, but then there hasn't been anyone like us around before to tell you different.

STANDARD CHAIR OF GARDNER
1 South Main Street
Gardner, MA 01440
tel: (800) 352-5885
fax: (978) 632-1301
The premier college chair manufacturer in the country today. Cornell, Darmouth, Harvard, Yale, Rice, MIT, Georgetown to name just a few of the thousands of institutions that have acquired Standard Chairs. The company started in 1837 and now after three generations of craftsmen they are still producing commemorative chairs, lamps and rockers in the same New England factory. Whether you need one chair for a retirement or a thousand for an Ivy League school, Standard Chair will produce your solid maple hardwood chair with a laser engraved seal.

STANDARD FURNITURE COMPANY
801 Hwy 31 South
PO Drawer 1089
Bay Minette, AL 36507
800-767-7651, fax 251-937-1178
In 1946, brothers Bob and Mac Hodgson started manufacturing chests in a small building in Bay Minette, Alabama. In a very short time, they created a reputation for delivering quality-built products that made good business sense. Thirteen years later, in 1959, Bob and Mac rallied the community and rebuilt the company after a three alarm fire consumed the building. During the year it took to rebuild, Standard kept its commitment to customers and employees with typical dedication that exists even today. Standard entered the import business in 1986, importing and assembling dining room groups and casual dinettes. This program has now become a tremendously successful Grand Designs division. Standard today supplies most of the leading retail chains in the nation, over 1,500 independent stores, and stores in many countries around the world.

STANFORD UPHOLSTERY
150 19th St. Southeast, Hickory, NC 28602.
tel: (828) 323-1992
fax: (828) 323-1994
In an industry where there are literally hundreds of companies making the exact same product you do, it is very hard to survive, much less stand out. Stanford is doing both by offering a small collection of very popular designs, in a current, fresh fabrics at a price that is hard to resist. They will make a medium to upper-medium quality product, well priced and backed by the factory against any defects. Any maple exposed wood is available in three finishes, mahogany is available in mahogany and gunstock finish only. The look is transitional and traditional.

STANLEY
PO Box 30
1641 Fairystone Park Highway
Stanleytown, VA 24168
Tel: 276-627-2540
In 1924, a young man named Thomas Bahnson Stanley realized a long-held dream when he founded Stanley Furniture Company. From the beginning, the Stanley goal was to manufacture high quality furniture at a price the average American family could afford. To accomplish that goal, Mr. Stanley surrounded himself with the finest furniture craftsmen and instilled in them a sense of pride in building superb quality into every Stanley product.
Those original craftsmen passed on their knowledge and their unique sense of pride to each generation of Stanley craftsmen. And today, that pride is shared by their 3,000 associates who have enabled Stanley Furniture Company to become one of the largest, most respected case goods manufacturers in the nation.
Stanley makes such a wide variety of styles and meet so many needs that they cannot all fit in this small space. Please click on Stanley to go to their own separate page which includes bedroom, dining room, occasional, wall units, office furniture and home entertainment centers in styles ranging from contemporary to shaker. When you go to a store that carries Stanley you can often get everything you need from case goods to upholstery. I consider Stanley a Furniture Magazine "Best Buy" because of their variety of styles and competitive prices in their class ( mid price, mid quality).
Featured Collections:
• American View

STATESVILLE CHAIR
Started in 1919, Statesville Chair began making hand-crafted Chippendale, Queen Anne and Georgian custom reproduction chairs. Statesville Chair Company no longer exists. The company was a division of Classic Leather, who also owns St. Timothy Chair. Statesville Chair as a company was dissolved more than 5 years ago. I have worked for the St. Timothy Division for 33 years and all of the frames that were kept in play were put in either the Classic Leather division or the St. Timothy division.

STATTON
PO Box 530
Hagerstown, MD 21741
Tel: (301)739-0360
Fax: (301)739-8421
Email: info@statton.com
Statton Secretary There are only a few companies in the furniture industry who's name has become synonymous with quality and design, without compromise, for generations. Statton is one of those. For almost 85 years, this family owned company has preserved the original 18th and 19th designs of such masters as Chippendale, Hepplewhite and Sheraton.
Their solid cherry reproductions and original designs have remained faithful to the spirit of the most prolific time in furniture innovation and change. Choose from bedroom, dining room, occasional and wall systems, home office and entertainment centers.
Statton Furniture Company is one of the few companies still owned and operated by the original founding family. Nestled in the foot hills of the Appalachian Mountains, the company is about seventy miles west of Washington D.C. Established in 1926 as a small producer of bedroom furniture, it has been quietly producing distinctive furniture of uncompromising quality for three generations. The line has grown to two hundred patterns and exemplifies the best of 18th century design and craftsmanship available in residential and commercial furnishings.
Philo Statton, with assistance from his wife Helen, founded Statton Furniture by the time he was thirty. He and Helen had developed a strong belief in the enduring beauty and craftsmanship inherent in traditional furniture and it was not long before occasional and dining room pieces were added to the bedroom line. In the thirty's a new mahogany collection appeared. New and innovative marketing techniques were developed such as the Statton "Tru-Type" House, which showcased furniture in attractive room settings for the first time, complete with accessories, wallpaper, and drapery treatments.
Today, the third generation is committed to the principles of quality and value espoused by Philo Statton in 1926. The effort and care of many people who make up the Statton family of craftsmen are evident in every piece of Statton Furniture.
UPDATE: Since 2009 Statton furniture is being sold under license to the Master's Woodshop, Inc. You can purchase either from The Master's Woodshop or purchase direct from the manufacturer. Keywords: Solid wood, solid cherry

STEARNS AND FOSTER
Stearns & Foster
Division of Sealy Mattress
239 Sealy Drive
Trinity, NY 27370
tel: (866) 233-3464
fax: (336) 861-2900
Upscale mattresses from Sealy.

STEIN WORLD
1721 Latham St., PO Box 9491, Memphis, TN 38106
(901)942-2441, Fax (901)942-5246
Hand-crafted furniture and accessory items collected from around the world. The collection includes: rattan and wicker dining and living room furniture, fossil stone and wrought iron occasional furniture, carved Italian chairs and case goods, Ventian mirrors and a plethora of assorted accessory items. Many items are available in optional finishes and your choice of fabrics.

STICKLEY FURNITURE COMPANY
1 Stickley Dr., PO Box 480, Manilus, NY 13104
(315)682-5500, (315)682-6306
"Collector Quality Furniture Since 1900" is their motto. Today, on its ninety-sixth anniversary, Stickley's fame has spread throughout this country and well beyond. Rarely a week passes without a major tribute to Stickley from a national publication for the pivotal and leading role it plays in reissuing the historic Mission Collection and making Arts & Crafts furniture available and affordable to "all who wish it and find it congenial to their mode of living."
Early in 1900, Gustav and Leopold Stickley along with other proponents of the Arts & Crafts Movement, advocated a return to simpler ideas, honest craftsmanship and sturdy ornamentation as a rebellion against the ornate Victorian furniture of the time. Today their Craftsman or Mission furniture is among the most prized and sought after at auction houses and antique galleries.
"After the excesses of the Eighties, we witnessed a return to fundamental ideas, to simple, well made and unadorned furniture. Our Mission Collection which began with thirty-three reissued Gustav and L. & J.G. pieces was immediately hailed as a 'Revival of the Fittest.'
While steeped in history and tradition, the collection has grown to over three hundred pieces designed for today's living. Made of solid quartersawn white oak and solid wild black cherry, each is signed and dated by a skilled and proud craftsman.
Over the years we have survived, prospered, and received many worthy tributes. In 1994 Gustav Stickley was inducted in the Furniture Hall of Fame and in May 1995, Stickley was chosen as the Business of the Year by the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce. Much of the success we have enjoyed is due to the outstanding people we have surrounded ourselves with. They have an understanding of Stickley's past, a commitment to its present, and a vision for the future."


STIFFEL LAMPS
Stiffel has been up and running successfully under Salton since 2001 selling customers such as Marshall Field's, JC Penney, Lamps Plus, Nebraska Furniture, etc. More to follow. . . .

STONE COUNTY IRONWORKS
AL HC 73 Box 427
Mountain View, Ark 72560
(870) 269-8108
The word "hand-made" is used very broadly in this post-industrial world. At Stone County, hand-forging iron is a process for which the most important ingredient is passion. Hammer and tongs, fire and forge, searing white-hot iron... their way is the traditional way, in which each blacksmith takes pride in the fact that their craftsmanship is on the line and only the best work will do. It is a quality committment they make to themselves and to you. The entire company catalog is on-line although numbers and specific detail is hard to read.

STONE DESIGN
P.O.Box 040.033
Carapina, Serra - ES - Brasil
Telephone: 55-27-328-7898 Fax:55-27-328-3773
Stone Design has been in the furniture manufacturing business for over 15 years. Today the company produces bold designs sold by furniture stores in Brazil and throughout the world. Companies receiving their merchandise are located in Europe, North America and Asia. Their product line unites the best traits of natural materials such as wood and marble along with glass, iron and stainless steel to produce an exclusive line of distinguished furniture. Stone Design produces products using the most modern and up to date technologies available on the market together with rigid manufacturing standards and quality control. This enables Stone Design to provide its clients with the highest quality and well-finished products desired.

STONE INTERNATIONAL
72 East Oak, Third Floor, Chicago, IL 60611.
(312)751-1161, Fax (312)751-1165
Stone tables for the eclectic and contemporary home. These tables are made from genuine marble, travertine or granite so they are heavy. The company constantly receives accolades from decorators for their innovative and exciting designs. Because the stone can be dyed, the company offers many color choices.

STRATFORD
1201 West Bankhead
New Albany, MS 38652
p. 662-534-4762
f. 662-534-1545
Medium priced upholstery. They are best known for the Stratolounger© recliners. These recliners offer you choices like three way positioning, rocker-recliner, close proximity wall positioning or full reclining, swivel-glider and new lo-back designs. Covers include heavy-duty fabrics, leather, leather/vinyl match and vinyl. There are now many style selections to choose from including contemporary and transitional.

STUDIO 99
9100 W. 191st St.
Mokena, IL 60448-8727
p 336.545.5585
f 708.478.1810
Contemporary occasional and bedroom furniture.

STYLE UPHOLSTERY
PO33 33rd Ave. N.E./Pobox 5039, Hickory,NC 28603.
tel: (828) 322-4882
fax: (828) 322-3373
When you want to purchase something really unique in dining room chairs you have come to the right place at Style. They feature dozens of upholstered and speciality dining, stack, party and multi-use chairs. You will also find some unusual tables and bar stools. They also make office and desk chairs. The construction features kiln dried maple, eight way hand tied springs, frames corner blocked, glued and screwed.

STYLE-LINE FURNITURE
PO Box 2450, Verona, MS 38879
662.566.1113, 662.566.7657 FAX
Medium priced upholstery.

STYLECRAFT
StyleCraft is a subsidiary of Klaussner Furniture Industries with headquarters in Asheboro, NC. Hans Klaussner, owner of KFI also has furniture plants in Mentone, CA, Paoli, IN, Germany, England, Switzerland, Austria, and Japan. Any questions about the product or the company should be redirected to Klaussner.

SUMMER CLASSICS
PO Box 1300, #1 Summer Classics Way
Columbiana, AL 35051
205.669.9977, fax: 205.669.2571

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Summer Classics is a manufacturer of fine garden furnishings and fireside accessories which was founded on the principle that truly classic design, no matter how simple or elaborate, can and will be embraced for years. We aspire to create exquisite furnishings which will enhance any setting. Perhaps a garden that beckons you to take a leisurely stroll, or a veranda made just for a cozy bench and long talks. In The Fireside Collection, we turn our attention indoors, to the hearth. Nothing holds quite the same attraction in any room, in any home. To complement, and even heighten this natural charm, we created The Fireside Collection. Standing by our same commitment to excellence and distinction as with our furniture, Summer Classics crafts its fire screens, tool sets and accessories inspired by designs originally incorporated into European castles and the fencing surrounding them. For years our commitment to creating unique and exceptionally high quality products, delivered on time and with the most careful attention to the needs and expectations of our customers, has made Summer Classics a leader in manufacturing of fine estate furnishings. We hope that you will find as much pleasure in the use of our products as we have found in creating them." (From the Summer Classics Web Site)

SUMTER CABINET
PO Box 220
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Tel: 704.745.2276
Sumter Cabinet Company, a division of Korn Industries, Inc., founded in 1889, is committed to bringing the consumer beautiful solid wood furniture that will last for generations.

SUNSET TRADING
11 Delta Dr
Londonderry, NH 03053
Tel: 603.421.0900
Sunset Trading is the direct importing division of GPS Furniture International, Inc. GPS Furniture purchased Sunset in December of 1997 and since that time sales have more than doubled. They specialize in Master Bedrooms, Kids Bedrooms, Casual and Formal Dining. Their bedrooms feature side roller drawer guides, four corner English dovetails, solids and veneer. Their dining rooms feature Epoxy resin constructed chairs with metal support brackets which make their chairs 100 times stronger than glued chairs. Plus, Sunset Trading offers a two year warranty

SUPERIOR FURNITURE COMPANY
318 East Main Street
PO Box 130
Lowell, MI 49331-0130
Tel: (616) 897-9285
MI Toll Free Fax: 800-678-2133
Fax: (616) 897-5420
The area around Grand Rapids has long been known for the quality of the furniture it produces. Over the years, Superior has maintained a reputation as being one of the area's best manufacturers of traditional 18th century solid cherry occasional tables and accent items. In the past decades, in response to consumer requests, Superior has introduced French, English, Queen Anne, Shaker, Transitional, Contemporary, Accents, Hand painted, Occasional and Cafe Dining furniture in solid cherry and other select hardwoods. Although styles have changed, Superior's craftsmanship has remained constant. You can see this in their carving, finishing and hand rubbing, the dovetailed drawers and the painted and lacquered finishes.

SUSAN SARGENT
Lexington Home Brands
Attn Consumer Services Department
PO Box 1008
Lexington NC 27293-1008
tel: 800-LEX-INFO (539-4636) - an automated system, for obtaining dealer locations.
A brand of Lexington Home Furnishings. Susan Sargent has taken her love for color and design and created a bold, imaginative and eclectic look in home fashion. The furniture is immediately familiar yet fresh and new. Old designs come to life with her unique blend of classical styles and imaginative freedom. The predominant color in the collection is a dark chocolate wood, although there are a few lighter accent pieces as well. The creativity in this group comes in how Susan shows you to add in color and splash to create a balance of the familiar with the desire for "something new."

SWAIM
PO Box 4189, High Point, NC 27263-4189.
(336) 886-6131, Fax (336)885-6227
Swaim is many companies under one roof. For decades they have been held awe as a true designers line. Decorators and high-end furniture stores knew about the exquisite transitional and contemporary upholstery and occasional pieces they could get from Swaim. They could create unique and stunning room settings for movie stars and socialites that fit with their life-styles and budgets. Fortunately for the rest of us, the word eventually leaked out that you too could get the same look and styles from the people who make it. Swaim. If any one word summed them up it would have to be "elegance." Expect to pay more, but you can also expect to get more. More design, more quality. Choose from a wide selection of chairs, sofas, sectionals, ottomans in hundreds of fabrics. The occasional collection features plenty of brass and metal tables, along with eclectic glass, wood, stone and leather tables.

SWEDISH BLONDE
P O Box 4966
Greensboro, NC 27404
Tel: 336.854.9800
Tel2: 336.854.9800
Fax: (336) 854-9700
As you browse through the Swedish Blonde site, you'll find the influence of Carl Larsson's work -- surely one of Sweden's most beloved artists and colorists. While some of their pieces are reproductions of the original Swedish Arts and Crafts styles, they have also chosen to reinterpret some elements in order to design unique furniture fit for modern lifestyles and households. In every case, however, the commitment is clear: SWEDISH BLONDE offers distinctive furnishings and accessories which capture the essence of Swedish style, crafted with an expectation of enduring quality, and finished with the touch of luminescence which so magically conveys that charm of this land. Check out Swedish Blonde for a glimpse of the gracious lifestyle and welcoming environment in which simple pleasures are to be enjoyed as part of truly living well. May you, too, fall in love with the Sweden so many have come to know.
Scandinavian address:
Odinsvägen 37 A
S-130 54 Dalarö
Sweden
KEYWORD: Swedish Gustavian furniture


SWIRLS OF COLOR
26 Brooklyn Heights, #2
Thomaston, ME 04861
Tel: 207-354-8833
Fax: 207-354-0183
Email: swirlsofcolor@adelphia.net
Distributor of furniture, fine art, table top and decorative accessories.

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