Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Halloween from Madison Seating!

Happy Halloween from Madison Seating!

October 31, 2012

Trick or Treat!

I believe that Halloween is many things to many people. As a kid growing up, Halloween was obviously all about the costumes and candy. As I got older, my diminishing interest in the “Treat” factor greatly increased my tendency to “Trick”,  candy bar received or not. And Just when you hit that age when you have lost most of your interest in both “Tricking” and “Treating”, that is when it seems the cyclical nature of life’s little ironies comes full circle, and the haunter becomes the haunted, and now you are the one who cringes every time the doorbell rings…

Madison Seating Status Update

Madison Seating Status Update

October 30, 2012

Dear valued customer,

Thank you for contacting us, your questions and concerns are very important to us, and remain our top priority. Regretfully, due to the recent inclement weather, our call center and warehouses are operating at a diminished capacity. Additionally, our shipping carriers have also been impacted by the storm and are running well behind schedule. We will nevertheless make every effort to process and facilitate existing and incoming orders, to the best of our ability.

Please bear with as we endeavor to continue serving you without compromising the safety of our employees.

Please check back with us soon, as updates will be posted regularly.

Thank you,

Madison Seating

A Message from Madison Seating in the Wake of “Frankenstorm” Sandy.

A Message from Madison Seating in the Wake of “Frankenstorm” Sandy.

October 30, 2012

On behalf of myself, my colleagues and all of us here at Madison Seating, I would like to take this moment to extend our heartfelt support and sympathy to all our friends and neighbors, who, over the last 24 hours, have endured and weathered what very well might have been the worst super-storm to hit the Atlantic Coast in over 100 years.

From Narragansett RI., to Snowshoe W.VA., and particularly in the coastal towns like those of south Jersey, the 95+ mph winds of “Frankenstorm” Sandy blew away homes, caused tremendous storm surges, and dumped countless feet of rain and snow on much of the Atlantic Northeast.

Thankfully, while even the loss of a single life is a tragic and sorrowful event, news sources indicate that actual loss-of-life totals seem to be remarkably low, thank G-d, largely due to the preparatory measures and warnings issued by our government and federal institutions, who were decisive and well prepared, and to the various news media outlets who kept us in the know with their crucial and timely updates. To all of you, from the very bottom of our hearts, we salute you and we thank you.

News from the High Point Furniture Market.

News from the High Point Furniture Market.

October 29, 2012

Good morning,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and Hurricane Sandy or no, Monday is here and that means back to the latest in the world of furniture. Today, I would like to catch you up on some of the trends that emerged from the latest great furniture exhibition in High Point, North Carolina.

The High Point Furniture Market, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, brings more than 85,000 people to High Point, North Carolina, every six months to peruse the nearly 10 million-plus square feet of prime furniture showroom space, spread over 180 buildings.

Hurricane Sandy…and the Antoinette Dining Table by Steve Silver

Hurricane Sandy…and the Antoinette Dining Table by Steve Silver

October 26, 2012

Good morning ladies and gents, it’s so nice to see you all so happy and lively today…wait, hold on a second…that’s right, it’s Friday! No wonder everyone is in such a good mood…

But hang on a sec, before we get too carried away with weekend plans and fantasy football roster strategies, there is one last serious topic that we simply must address.

The Discovery Coffee Table by Zuo Modern

The Discovery Coffee Table by Zuo Modern

October 25, 2012

Contemporary and unique. To me, these are the two words that best sum-up the Zuo Modern Discovery Coffee Table. And when it comes to coffee tables, I cant think of any two characteristics more desirable than these two.

Very often coffee tables go unnoticed and generally taken for-granted. Much of the time they have a very basic design and are pretty unremarkable. But with the Discovery Coffee table, Zuo Modern has taken the ordinary, reworked it, and given us a coffee table that makes a statement, “I will not be overlooked!”.


Aeron™ Looking Good in Wood!

October 24, 2012

Aeron wood chairGood morning all,

By now you should all be familiar with my Aeron™ Chair obsession, and I will ask that you indulge me once more as I reflect today, on a slightly woodier version of the worlds most coveted office chair.

Just when you thought the perfect office chair model could not possibly be improved upon, along comes a design student at  UW-Madison, (which is actually the alma mater of Mr Bill Stumpf, co-creator of the Aeron™) and, using reclaimed barn wood, produces a wooden version of the classic office masterpiece.

The Real Presidential Debate…to Sit or Not to Sit.

The Real Presidential Debate…to Sit or Not to Sit.

October 23, 2012

My fellow Americans,

It is a great and humbling honor to bring you this latest in cutting edge debate analysis. Last night, millions of Americans watched as, once again, the candidates sparred over foreign policy, the economy and the lamentable lack of “horses and bayonets” in the world today. But perhaps the single most crucial and fundamentally telling aspect of last nights proceedings, was the fact that all this took place sitting down!


Promenade Recliner Chair by Coaster. A Man and His Throne.

October 22, 2012

Hi there folks, and welcome back from your hopefully wonderful weekends. I would like to dedicate today’s post to one of the most versatile and incredible furniture concepts ever to have graced the showroom floors, an absolute fixture in the lives of many, and mainstay of living rooms the world over. It’s a chair, a sofa, a bed.  It is all and it is neither! an amalgamation of everything we love about furniture, it is the quintessential must-have furniture item, as it is, in a way, representative of  the standard of comfort and serenity we strive our whole lives to obtain.

Emotional Instability Caused by…Wobbly Furniture?!

Emotional Instability Caused by…Wobbly Furniture?!

October 19, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen, friends and neighbors, prepare yourselves for a revelation that will completely alter the way you look at the wobbly furniture in your homes forever! A recent study, conducted by Psychologists from the University of Waterloo, Canada., indicates a strong correlation between wobbly furniture and the desire for emotional stability. I kid you not!

The venerated British newspaper, The Economist, published this study back in July, and claims the study is soon to be published in Psychology Science, the highest ranked peer reviewed, empirical journal in psychology today.


The ‘Take it Outside’ Table

October 18, 2012

The Take it outside Table...

When I first came across this picture of… well… um… this, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. Cool? yeah, a little (c’mon, admit it!). Different, certainly. Weird, no question. But seriously, how does something like this even happen?!  I  mean, I understand that for the inspiration for a design like this one need look no further than the nearest fire-hydrant or lamppost, but there is so much about this table that doesn’t sit well with me. Perhaps it’s just a little too much? after all, tables are generally for eating or snacking of some kind, and well, there are some things you just don’t want to be reminded of when you are about to knock back a cold one…  All of which certainly speaks to the satirical nature of the design.


NEW! Madison Seating 5-Year Furniture Protection Plan!!

October 17, 2012
Protect your furniture investment

Protect your furniture investment with Madison Seating 5-Year Furniture Protection Plan!

You know the feeling, you’ve just made a big purchase online, a brand new dinning room set, or perhaps a pricy and long awaited bedroom set. As you click the “checkout” button and complete your purchase, a small avalanche of consequent emotions cascade over you. Relief; as all those tedious hours of researching, web-surfing and price-comparing are now behind you. Elation; because hitting that button meant that the furniture item of your dreams is already on it’s way. Pride; in having successfully navigated the vagaries of online shopping, and having come out on top with the perfect item, model, design and color.