April 2009, Holland, MI—A record $172 billion of consumer electronic sales were racked up in 2008, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.  Much of that growth is attributed to new television formats and strong sales in gaming products.  The CEA notes that more than 25 million households now have at least one high-definition television, and they predict that the number will jump to 40 million, or 35%, of all U. S. households by the end of 2009.

Savvy manufacturers like Sligh Furniture, and their retailers, are reaping the rewards of the electronics boom by offering smart, good looking, ultra-functional pieces that complement today’s electronics and provide outstanding design aesthetic.

Sligh’s hot new introductions arriving at retailers for Spring 2009 are:

With its demilune shape and tapered legs you might think the Alante (258AL-661) is all beautiful contemporary style and no substance, but look a little deeper and you will see that this attention-grabbing design houses some of the smartest functionality and flexibility in the category.  Behind the four curved, two-toned doors of the modernist-inspired cabinet is an abundance of component and media storage enhanced with an array of thoughtful proprietary features including SmartEyeTM, the industry’s premier infrared remote access system, introduced
exclusively by Sligh in 2005.  This ingenious device provides wireless remote control of all your media components, even the ones behind closed wood doors.  And, to help protect expensive electronics, Alante offers Sligh’s patented SmartFanTM automatic temperature control system alongside the Alante’s built-in passive heat escapement design and electronic surge suppression.

At 72” wide, the Alante console is well suited for life in the family room, den, media room or bedroom and can accommodate televisions up to 50”.  Another feature unique to Sligh’s consoles is the available StrongArmTM, an adjustable mounting arm that holds virtually any size television, creating the appearance that the TV is floating above the console.  The StrongArm eliminates costly installation charges and damage from wall-mounting the television, and, it provides an aesthetically pleasing design.  Best of all, the StrongArm allows the TV to pivot left and right for the ultimate in viewing flexibility.  Try that with a wall-mounted screen.

Multi-function is what the Coventry (123CV-661) tall TV chest is all about.  At a generous 42” high, the Coventry chest elevates the television above most sight-line interference, perfect for seeing over the foot of a bed, across the sofa back or even over kitchen countertops.  But its flexibility does not stop there.  Consumers have the choice of two interchangeable door panels—wood or glass—to suit their needs.  And, since we all appreciate furniture that offers flexibility, Sligh designed the Coventry chest to easily adapt to life as an entryway, hall or occasional chest.

Contemporary styling is a perfect match for today’s sleek electronic devices.  The Laguna (285LA-660) console, with its Asian-inspired design and java finish punctuated by satin nickel pulls, measures up in every way.  Comfortably scaled at just 40” wide, it contains all the features needed to house the most sophisticated
components, including soft-closing MultiFlexTM media storage drawers, Sligh’s SmartEye technology, and built-in heat escapement.  Consumers can even add the StrongArm and SmartFan options to this lovely console.

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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