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Universal Furniture Awarded Patent For TV Dresser

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Full line importer Universal Furniture has been awarded a U.S. Design Patent for a bedroom chest of drawers that seamlessly incorporates storage for audiovisual equipment with an attractive design that completely eliminates the need for a television stand or entertainment center. Patent No. US D564,788 S was issued for the dresser design, created by Stephen Giles, Senior Vice President of Merchandising, and Mark Polich, Designer. “Most consumers today have televisions in their bedrooms, but not everyone wants an oversized armoire or open-shelf TV stand in their bedroom,” explains Giles, speaking about the rationale behind the design. “As a result, consumers often resort to using their dressers for holding televisions and audiovisual equipment.” “The problem is, dressers don’t provide areas for satellite boxes, DVD players and related equipment,” he continues. “Consumers are then faced with two troublesome options – they can place the items on top of the TV, which can damage the equipment or fall off and injure someone. Alternatively, if the dresser top is large enough it can hold other audiovisual pieces, but the end result isn’t very attractive and detracts from the look and feel consumers want in their bedrooms.” Universal Furniture’s chest of drawers incorporates a hinged, drop-stay door that covers a drawer-sized, recessed cavity with both a power strip and a cable opening in the back for connecting wires to and from the electronic devices, electric outlets and cable inputs. Universal Furniture first introduced the TV dresser in October 2006 as part of the Milford Square Collection and it is now available in all 17 of the company’s bedroom collections. The company intends to diligently protect this patented design. Universal Furniture International, Inc. is a highly regarded source for beautiful home furnishings at attractive prices. Universal offers design excellence and exceptional manufacturing processes from its dedicated facilities in China. Standard bedroom and dining room elements include wood-on-wood drawer guides, English and French dovetail drawer construction, sanded and sealed drawer interiors, and felt-lined top drawers. Polished marble tops, exquisite burl, detailed inlays and custom-designed drawer pulls are signature casegood features. Universal offers its collections through fine home furnishings retailers throughout North America and in numerous other countries. For more information, visit www.UniversalFurniture.com, or call Kim McNairy at (336) 822-8324.

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