From Home Furnishing Business
Designed to Recline
Designed to Recline
By Trisha McBride Ferguson
With the increasing demands of today’s overcommitted, technology-driven lifestyles, it’s no surprise consumers want to sit down and put their feet up. The motion upholstery category reflects this trend with 5.1 percent year to year growth from 2014 to 2015.
In 2015, total motion upholstery sales were $11.02 billion, with recliners’ share estimated at $4.74 billion. For the first quarter or 2016, the entire motion upholstery category is up 4.1 percent over first quarter of 2015.
While they’re looking for comfort, fashion and functionality are at the top of consumers’ shopping lists as well. Furniture designers have responded in a big way and are coming to market with a variety of styles, materials and options for every budget and décor style.
American Leather Comfort Recliner™
Featuring its best-selling arm style and a sleek tight back, the Fallon model shown here offers a variety of features and customization options including choice of chair size, arm and base, articulating headrest, and power or manual operation. Suggested retail is $2,999.
Bradington-Young’s Gallaway 3007
Offered in hundreds of cover options, the Gallaway 3-Way Lounger is shown here in an on-trend shade of gray (cover 9067-95) and is available in a variety of wood finishes with no upcharge. Suggested retail is $3295.
American Furniture’s 9930
Featuring a soft, tone-on-tone cover in Gazette Pewter, this timeless recliner continues to perform well on retail floors.
Flexsteel’s 1251 Brookings
This best-selling model is available as a handle-activated or power recliner and can be customized in a rainbow of leather or fabric choices. Suggested retail is $1,299.
Ashley Furniture’s 29501 Pranav
Consumers are responding to this updated twist on the traditional rocker recliner. The genuine leather model has sophisticated styling and contemporary flair.
Designed to move with the user, this performance recliner intuitively responds to the body’s movement. Its innovative design ensures a seamless transition between body positions. Suggested retail is $2,500.
Classic never goes out of style, as seen with this top-performer from Craftmaster. Its rich brown leather cover is Galveston 08. Suggested retail is $1,199.