Wesley Allen found inspiration for a newly designed, metal sleigh bed from a tour of historic plantation homes in Georgia and South Carolina. Designed with an elegantly shaped sleigh, the company’s new Plantation bed makes a prominent statement at an $1,800 retail price point. Crafted in the company’s Los Angeles factory, the bed will be on display in Copper Bisque finish during the spring High Point Market.
“Touring through a number of plantations throughout South Carolina and Georgia was a true walk through history,” said Victor Sawan, CEO of Wesley Allen. “The historic homes and their furnishings provided a great deal of design inspiration. From the wrought iron railings gracing front staircases to the grand columns to the wealth of handmade antique furnishings, I found a treasure trove of design ideas. The Plantation bed is the result of the tours.”
The new Plantation bed is adapted for today’s lifestyle with an adapted sleigh shape designed so as not to require an abundance of floor space. The bed is available in any of the company’s more than 40 finishes
“The Plantation bed hearkens back to a bygone era of large homes, formal living and elegant beds,” said Chris Henning, President and COO of Wesley Allen. “The traditional design will blend into a number of design settings with ease.”
In addition to the Plantation bed, Wesley Allen will introduce the Malina, a contemporary panel bed crafted in the company’s signature sheet metal. Malina features a tall panel headboard accented with punch hole detail around the edge. Featured in the company’s Bronze finish, the bed is priced to retail at $1,300.
Founded in 1976 by Sawan, Wesley Allen has remained stalwart in its mission to delivery high quality, durable iron home furnishings backed by its lifetime warranty. Wesley Allen honed its skills early and became the leading supplier of iron beds to home furnishings retailers before broadening its product offerings. Since founding the company, Sawan, who also works as Wesley Allen’s chief designer, has remained steadfast in keeping the company’s manufacturing based in the U.S. through his vision to invest in equipment and processes over the years to improve operating efficiencies.