Swanglen’s two tone story

Swanglen Furnishings truly understand fabric, and at this year’s Bed Show, they will be launching a brand new range of fabrics. New textures and colourways will be brought together in a brand new swatch featuring around 40 fabrics. The major focus will be on what national sales manager, Nick Gigg, calls the Two Tone Story. As Nick explains, “In addition to our enhanced swatch, we will launch a dedicated range of exciting, stylish and durable wool-look fabrics in eight fashionable colours. These muted tones are designed to be sympathetic to each other and combining them gives fantastic results.” Swanglen are well known for their upholstery skills and this concept will show them at their best. Nick continued, “The customer will be able to choose from two brand new headboard designs and specify any two of the eight colours. The contrasting fabric can then be applied to the borders, piping or buttons, giving a huge number of combinations. This allows customers to personalise their headboard and make an almost unique piece.”

Also on show will be a new collection of contemporary winged floor standing headboards that have to be seen to be fully appreciated. Last year’s show saw Swanglen launch a range of beds for the first time and progress in this area has been rapid. This year there will be two new base options to sit alongside the traditional divan, all of which are available with headboards in matching fabric. Firstly there is the ottoman which has undergone a thorough risk assessment with FIRA, leading to what they describe as “one of the safest products of its kind on the market”. Finally, there is a new low profile contemporary divan base. Essentially this is a storage divan that has the look and styling of a bedstead. As Nick explains, “We had many customers ask us, given our expertise in upholstery, to rethink the traditional divan. Our R&D team has developed a real winner. It has the contemporary slim styling of a bedstead with all the advantages of a storage divan. Of course, it can be seamlessly integrated with any one of our headboards in any one of our fabrics, giving an almost endless choice. The few retailers who have had a sneak preview have been extremely enthusiastic and I think we will see a fantastic reaction at the Bed Show.”