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Universal Furniture Brings Modern European Style Hits to High Point Market

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Universal Furniture recently announced that it will debut Nina Magon for Universal Furniture: A Design Collaboration at High Point Market. For the last several years, Houston-based interior designer Nina Magon reduced her trips to High Point market because she couldn’t find what she wanted – sleek, contemporary furnishings with modern European style.


“My style is luxurious with a contemporary European aesthetic,” says Magon, “and much of that comes in the way of Italian influence.” Magon’s design point-of-view is finely tuned, having spent the early part of her career in fashion before moving to interior design. “I like to work with clients who believe in the authenticity of design, and those who appreciate an international approach.”

Magon’s collection is designed to bring accessible, livable luxury to apartment dwellers, homeowners and designers. Sleek surfaces, modern shapes and bold colors dominate the collection, which takes a whole home approach with approximately 50 pieces between casegoods and upholstery. Not only is there European styling in look, but also in scale and dimension with lower seat and bed heights.

“Nina’s insight and vision were instrumental in ensuring we created something that was authentic to her style,” said Director of Marketing Neil MacKenzie . “The end result is a collection that’s truly stunning and unique, and quite a departure from the rest of our product, giving consumers a wide range of different looks all under the Universal brand.”

Signature materials include colorful performance velvets, smoked glass, bronze metal, lacquered finishes and tiger stripe veneer. Wood finishes encompass Ebony, Washed Walnut, Ash, Sand lacquer and Gray lacquer. Carefully crafted details make the difference: bronze tubular metal, reeding and fluting on select case pieces, and leather wrapped case pieces and upholstery. A mixture of velvet, mohair, leather and neutral fabrics dominate upholstery pieces, most of them performance textiles. Swivels and leather wraps provide additional style and function.

Select designs include:

Moulin sofa:
  • Slightly curved
  • Inset, flared leg
  • Tight back and seat with two rectangular cushions
  • Mid-century meets contemporary
  • Burgundy performance velvet
  • 87”W x 37”D x 32”H

Roni round accent table:
  • Bronze mirrored top
  • Hourglass shaped
  • Base in a sand-colored lacquer finish
  • 24”W by 24”D x 24”H

Matisse swivel chair:

  • Swivel base with memory
  • 32”W x 31”D x 32”H
  • Tweed fabric
  • Exterior wrapped in leather
  • Fully upholstered waterfall seat
  • Curved back

Marcel console:
  • Carrara marble top
  • Curved, tubular metal base in bronze finish
  • 60”W x 14”D x 34”H
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Magon accent chair:
  • Cobalt blue velvet
  • Swivel base
  • Leather welt

DuChamps Writing Desk:
  • Bronzed glass top
  • Metal frame, bronze finish
  • Desk banding and drawers are leather wrapped

Pollack Cocktail Table:
  • Gray pleated leather base
  • 2 overlapping marble rounds serve as table top
  • Carrara marble top is 24 inches in diameter
  • Emperador marble top is 38 inches in diameter



About Universal: Universal Furniture creates quality furnishings for the whole home with a focus on function and lifestyle. The company’s casegood, upholstery, accent and accessory designs are developed under the brand names Universal Furniture (Lifestyle Collections), To The Trade (Interior Design) and Smartstuff™ (Baby and Child), and sold through retailers and interior designers throughout North America and around the world. Founded in 1968, Universal Furniture is a brand of Samson Holdings, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated furniture manufacturers. For more information, visit www.universalfurniture.com.

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