BENTONVILLE, AR - Wal-mart's (NYSE: WMT) Sams Club unit has launched a furniture collection with Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling novelist and screenwriter.
The Black Mountain Collection was designed by Sparks with a Carolina coastal style in its six pieces, suing solid wood and solid wood veneer construction with hand applied finishes.
“When I designed this collection, I wanted the pieces to have a true craftsmanship that was both beautiful and comfortable,” said Nicholas Sparks.
Sparks says the collection springs from his most recent novel, The Longest Ride, and will appear in an upcoming 20th Century Fox film adaptation starring Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson to be released April 10, 2015. Set in Black Mountain, NC, the quaint town serves as the backdrop for the novel.
“We want the products we offer to help enhance everyday life,” says Cindy O’Connor, senior vice president of general merchandise for Sam’s Club. The collection reflects its designer's preferences with its writerly leanings:
Writing Desk: a hand-applied finish, solid wood and wood veneer construction over-sized desktop has two drawers with full-extension metal glides and decorative metal tie supports, a mix of indsutrial and rustic design. Made in the U.S. of components sourced both domestically and abroad, it retails for $299.
Plush Chair and Ottoman: Deep cushions with Decorative brass nail head trim and a matching accent pillow add to its style. It retails for $299.
Storage Cabinet: Fully assembled solid wood and wood veneer construction with hand-applied, antique blue painted finish, decorative door panel screen, and metal door pulls with antique Pewter finish. Made in China, it retails for $249.
Leather Office Chair: Bonded leather upholstery features a durable wood base with smooth dual wheel casters.
Bookcase: Hand-applied finish, solid wood and wood veneer construction, plank-style shelves, and decorative metal tie supports are features of the bookcase. Combine multiple bookcases to create larger storage wall. It retails for $249.
Wooden Trunk: A wooden trunk is made from solid wood and wood veneer construction features hand-applied antique blue painted finish and decorative metal corner accents. The top of the trunk slides open on full-extension metal glides revealing a storage space.
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