HIGH POINT — This fall, Universal Furniture’s Modern Collection embraces a fusion of luxurious, yet casual, design elements in its largest introduction ever — 198 skus between case goods and upholstery. Drawing inspiration from global styles and incorporating an array of materials reminiscent of upscale hotels, the new additions feel grounded and approachable.
“The Modern Collection has been very successful for Universal since it was first introduced in 2016,” said Sean O’Connor, president of Universal Furniture. “When it came to refreshing the collection, we wanted to give customers an all-encompassing selection, with great attention to detail in the finishes, hardware, textures and materials.”
The collection is characterized by its sophisticated, clean, and simple design, with a touch of boldness and daring. Originally introduced in cool shades of gray and white, the collection has been updated with natural wood tones, warm stone finishes, cast aluminum accents and soft metal finishes.
Additions to the collection include furnishings and design elements that are luxury-inspired yet casual and livable. Commanding beds in inspiring silhouettes with a luxury hotel feel. Four new core wood finishes in Natural Oak, White Oak, Gray Oak, Medium Brown Oak and a Washed Charcoal accent finish, all created with a wire-brush finish. Metals including stainless steel and cast aluminum. Multiple styles and rich colors of marble including Golden Portoro, Black Merino, white and classic Travertine, Cherry Gold and Banswara. Other materials include Pyrite doors and hand-blown glass occasional tables in clear, gray and amber.
“This collection has multiple global style influences that permeate throughout,” said Shannon Lookabill, vice president of product development. “Ongoing feedback from customers and our team’s international travel led us to move toward warmer wood tones and furniture that feels casual and intimate.”
From consoles and credenzas to mirrors, bar cabinets, occasional chairs, dining sets, and stools, the latest additions to the Modern collection combine to form captivating style vignettes.