NORWALK, OH – Norwalk Furniture’s new Benton Dining Collection begins with a great American story. When German immigrants came to America in the 1800s seeking land and religious freedom, they built barns in Holmes County, Ohio. Today, in partnership with Amish craftsmen, Norwalk is repurposing the beautiful reclaimed barn wood to create dining furniture, a growing category at Norwalk.
“The wood comes from beautiful old barns throughout Holmes County that were built over 100 years ago,” says Reyna Moore, vice president of marketing and merchandising for Norwalk. “In fact the collection gets its name, Benton, from the small village where the initial reclaimed barn wood originates.
“Each year, approximately 40 million acres of the earth’s forests are harvested to make furniture, cabinets, flooring and other products,” Moore says. “With our commitment to provide products that are made in the U.S.A., we are teaming up with Amish craftsmen to salvage this beautiful barn wood to create one-of-a-kind pieces, each with its own character and history.”
Simple post legs shift attention to the naturally aged wood planks on the rectangular top of the Benton Table, which seats six. The two-shelf Serving Console and one-shelf Sofa Console feature similar silhouettes, and like the table, call attention to the rugged barn wood with just a bit of protective finish.
Several new dining chairs round out the introductions. With long, slender legs as graceful as a ballerina, the Jillian Dining Chair features an upholstered seat and gently scooped inside back. Nailhead trim highlights the gentle flare of the outside back. Jillian is available in more than 800 fabrics and leathers, as well as 24 wood finishes.
The Maggie Dining Chair, also available as a Settee, is versatile and fabric-friendly with a fully upholstered seat and back. Slender, tapered legs with an X-shape stretcher add allure in any of 24 painted and stained finishes. The armless chair and settee are available in more than 800 fabrics and leathers.
Source: Norwalk Furniture
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