NBC’s Today Show, the top-rated morning news program was in High Point Thursday filming a segment in the Sligh Furniture showroom for a feature on current and future trends for the home. The Family Communications Center is showcased in the segment as an example of furniture that is trendsetting in its capability to house, dock and recharge a multitude of home electronic devices, and organize and store a busy family’s clutter of schedules, appointments, books, mail and mementos. The report is scheduled to air on the Today Show Thursday, March 8 at approximately 7:40am EST.
Sligh Furniture Chairman, Rob Sligh, who was interviewed on camera for the story, noted that, “Smart homes need smart furniture. We anticipate the technology of tomorrow and build it into smart furniture today.” Sligh is known for integrating innovative technology into its line of upscale home entertainment, home office and home living products. The company holds a number of patents and trademarks, including the SmartEye™ infrared system that allows for remote control of electronic components behind wood doors and the Multi-Flex™ media drawer system.
The Family Communications Center was introduced at the October 2006 High Point Market, launching a new category for Sligh and for the home furnishings industry. Each cabinet combines surge protected laptop computer docking, a charging station for handheld electronic devices, Internet connectivity, telephone jacks and multiple electrical outlet stations, with tack boards behind decorative doors, display/storage shelves, task lighting, leather mail organizers and space for an LCD television/DVD player. Most of the Family Communications Centers are sized to accommodate a bistro or bar height stool. Five new Family Communications Centers will be introduced at the Spring Market. The Sligh showroom is located at 310 North Hamilton Street in downtown High Point.
About Sligh Furniture: Founded in 1880, Sligh Furniture Company is a family-owned furniture company located in Holland, Michigan. Now under fourth-generation Sligh family management, the company offers high-quality home entertainment, home office, and home living furniture. For a list of local dealers offering Sligh furniture, and a complete online catalog of Sligh products, visit www.sligh.com.
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