The largest ever Olympics kicked off with a colorful spectacle on Thursday. For the next two weeks, athletes from all over the world will vie for gold, silver and bronze in winter sports from curling to bobsled.
But Pyeongchang isn’t the only place where the world comes together in spirited competition.
Right here in the heart of New England, Furniture Consignment Gallery has three showrooms where the world’s artisans and craftsmen compete to bring you a stunning variety of pieces for your home.
The Scandinavians are represented by furniture known for clean lines, organic textures and modernist designs. One of the most popular pieces is the Stressless Metro chair by the Norwegian company Ekornes. Our Natick store has that chair and matching ottoman in high-quality white leather and chrome.
The French are represented by such top brands as Roche Bobois and Ligne Roset. Our Natick showroom, in fact, this week has a contemporary three-cushion sofa in beige by Roche Bobois.
We also have Italian furniture from Natuzzi, Oriental accessories, and maple furniture made from wood harvested in Canada.
Should the French figure skating team inspire you with their elegance, consider adding a pop of French Country style to your decor. Inspired by the efficiency of the German downhill ski racers? Rolf Benz captures just that sleekness in its designs. Our stores often carry its furniture.
But if your heart is with the home team during these Olympic Games, we have plenty of gold-medal-worthy furniture designed and made here in the U.S.A.
In Natick, we have a queen spindle bed in tiger maple crafted by fine furniture-maker Stephen Swift of Nantucket, a third-generation family business. In Hanover, we have a banded mahogany inlaid server with a gallery rail made by Councill Craftsman, made in Grand Rapids, Michigan.