Oct. 13, 2018


Maple Odyssey Collection

DURHAM, Canada -- Adding a modern European-inspired touch to its product lineup, solid wood specialist Durham Furniture will launch the Odyssey bedroom and occasional furniture collection at this year’s October High Point Market. Constructed of solid clean maple, the cases in the 14-piece collection feature recessed steel bases in a matte black finish and streamlined matte black hardware. It will be shown in several of the company’s 50 available finishes to demonstrate the wide variety of looks that can be achieved by the custom finishing techniques that Durham is well known for in the industry. 

“Our newest collection has a retro feel to it, but we gave it a modern edge by combining wood and metal,” said Luke Simpson, president and chief executive officer of Durham Furniture. “These fresh, European-inspired designs add punch to our product repertoire and give consumers the opportunity to create the exact look they want through the use of our custom finishes.”

In High Point, the custom finish offerings will include a natural finish with no pigment – just sealer and lacquer – which highlights the natural beauty of the solid maple and puts the spotlight on the modern design elements that are new to the Durham line. 

The Odyssey Collection is headlined by a pair of panel beds – one utilizing wood panels and a second featuring an upholstered panel. The wood panels on the Panel Bed mimic the relief design that is prevalent on the drawers of the case pieces, and the wood grain runs vertically to visually heighten the bed and make a more dramatic statement.

The standout Dressing Chest has three graduated drawers  and a door storage compartment with an adjustable shelf above two wider bottom drawers.  The Lingerie Chest has a similar design, with three graduated drawers at the bottom, topped off with a door storage compartment with an adjustable shelf.  The recessed steel bases and refined scaling of the case pieces allow for versatile placement to create multiple configurations to suit the needs of the consumer. Most case pieces in the collection have soft-close drawers and cedar-lined bottom drawers.

The five-piece occasional lineup, which utilizes the same metal base as the collection’s bedroom case pieces, is headlined by a Cocktail Table with an octagonal top, two storage drawers and an open lower shelf. Scaled for a larger room, the shape coordinates well with larger upholstered pieces.

Other occasional pieces include a Rectangular Cocktail Table with one drawer, a Square End Table with an open shelf and beveled face frames on both sides - allowing it to float in any part of a room - a Rectangular End Table with similar features and a 45-inch multi-functional Console Table that can house media components and accommodate a flat screen TV or be used as a sofa table or display piece.