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Historic Southern Plantation Homes Inspire Wesley Allen Sleigh Bed Design For High Point Market

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Handcrafted iron furniture supplier Wesley Allen reports that it found inspiration for a newly designed, metal sleigh bed from a tour of historic plantation homes in Georgia and South Carolina. The Plantation bed will be featured during High Point Market in the company’s showroom located at 100 N. Hamilton St. at the corner of Broad Avenue in downtown High Point, N.C.

Designed with an elegantly shaped sleigh, Plantation makes a prominent statement crafted in the company’s Los Angeles factory. Priced to retail at $1,800, the bed will be shown in the company’s Copper Bisque finish.

“Touring through a number of plantations throughout South Carolina and Georgia was a true walk through history,” said Victor Sawan, CEO of Wesley Allen. “The historic homes and their furnishings provided a great deal of design inspiration. From the wrought iron railings gracing front staircases to the grand columns to the wealth of handmade antique furnishings, I found a treasure trove of design ideas. The Plantation bed is the result of the tours.”

The bed is adapted for today’s lifestyle with an adapted sleigh shape designed so as not to require an abundance of floor space. The bed is available in any of the company’s more than 40 finishes
“The Plantation bed hearkens back to a bygone era of large homes, formal living and elegant beds,” said Chris Henning, president and COO of Wesley Allen. “The traditional design will blend into a number of design settings with ease.”

In addition to the Plantation bed, Wesley Allen will introduce the Malina, a contemporary panel bed crafted in the company’s signature sheet metal. Malina features a tall panel headboard accented with punch hole detail around the edge. Featured in the company’s Bronze finish, the bed is priced to retail at $1,300.
Founded in 1976 by Sawan, Wesley Allen has remained stalwart in its mission to delivery high quality, durable iron home furnishings backed by its lifetime warranty. Today, the company’s stable of products includes beds, casual dining, bar stools and accent furniture that cater to a broad range of consumers.
Wesley Allen honed its skills early and became the leading supplier of iron beds to home furnishings retailers before broadening its product offerings. Since founding the company, Sawan, who also works as Wesley Allen’s chief designer, has remained steadfast in keeping the company’s manufacturing based in the U.S. through his vision to invest in equipment and processes over the years to improve operating efficiencies.

More about Wesley Allen:  Headquartered in Los Angeles, Wesley Allen has been a leading iron furniture designer and manufacturer since 1976. In addition to creating beautifully handcrafted, stylish iron furniture for 40 years, Wesley Allen is a community and industry leader in corporate environmental stewardship. For additional product information please visit the Wesley Allen website at www.WesleyAllen.com.

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