April 2009, Holland, MI—Today’s home entertainment/home office consumer appears to fall into two distinct categories: those who are drawn to beauty and style first, expecting the functionality to be included; and, those for whom ingenious, well-thought-out features are paramount, but who want it all wrapped in a stylish case.  For both groups, there is Sligh.

For Sligh Furniture, technological innovation and captivating design go hand-in-hand.  Their introductions for fall 2009 retail release illustrate the company’s understanding of consumers’ desires for home entertainment and home office furnishings that integrate great looks that fit into their existing interiors with practical, easy-to-use innovations and amazing flexibility. 

New In Home Entertainment

Sligh’s new television consoles provide the ultimate in flexibility while offering standout style and sophistication.  The new Espresso (111EP-660 and 111EP-661) introductions offer stunning mid-century modern styling and industry-leading electronic innovations.  Both pieces are crafted of satiny maple hardwoods and veneers with a rich, dark brown finish accented with brushed nickel pulls.

The taller console, 111EP-660, stands 35” high, making it a perfect size for family rooms or bedrooms.  The saber style legs and wide reeded door fronts make a chic presentation rarely seen in this category.  Three black leather-wrapped trays with
fashionable stitched edges and brushed nickel handles tuck into a divided upper shelf providing classy storage for DVDs, games or gaming equipment.  For maximum flexibility, the upper shelf dividers are easily removed, making room for today’s hottest home entertainment option, a surround sound speaker bar.

The lower, longer of the two consoles, 111EP-661, stands on a recessed, brushed steel base, modernizing this already sleek case.  The 27” height is perfect for viewing television while seated.  Generously sized tambour doors on the left and right provide ample storage for components, while a deep center drawer is ideal for storing gaming equipment and controllers.  A stepped-back upper shelf allows consumers to configure their components, and even center channel speakers, as they wish.

Both Espresso consoles are filled with the very latest innovations for audio and video entertainment.  An industry first, and exclusive to Sligh, is the Smart Game feature, a two-plug power supply with RCA jacks for gaming devices and dual HDMI quick access gaming ports just inside the left door.  Now your Guitar Hero®, WiiTM, or XBox® is ready to go in a flash.

Each console also comes with Sligh’s SmartEyeTM infrared remote control access for components stored behind wood doors, a five-outlet surge suppressor, and engineered heat escapement.  Two proprietary options, the StrongArmTM adjustable television mounting system, and the SmartFanTM automatic, heat-sensing control device, are both available on the new Espresso consoles.

New in Home Office

Veneto is a classic in the making. Its worldly charm and comfortable patina are derived from the use of European chestnut burl and pecan finished in a warm nut brown that imbues the wood with great character and aged grace.

The signature piece in the Veneto collection is the shapely table desk.  Sculpturally inspired, it features an unusual draped linen-motif on each leg and an undulating apron.  The top is inset with hand-tooled leather and surrounded by chestnut burl. 

Other pieces in the collection include a pedestal executive desk, credenza and storage deck, lateral file cabinet, and open bookcase.  Specially crafted fleur-de-lis hardware—with its three leaves signifying perfection, light and life—completes the urbane presentation.

As with all of Sligh’s collections, Veneto is filled with smart features for today’s home office—hidden laptop ports and an electronic charging station, full cord management, touch-activated task and display lighting, flip-down center keyboard drawers, and easy-access surge suppressors.

Continental styling with modern functionality ensures Veneto will take its place among the most sought-after home office collections in the marketplace.

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

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