Nograhany Widhi K - detikNews

US Medical Supplies is pleased to announce the addition of a new line of swing recliners from Nirvana Swing Company.

Raleigh, NC, November 20, 2009 --( US Medical Supplies, online provider of medical and mobility products, today announced the addition of Nirvana Swing Recliners to the US Medical Supplies web site. Nirvana offers a unique line of swing recliners which use a slow, swinging motion to provide an increased level of relaxation and comfort.

Nirvana Swing Company is based out of Bradenton Florida and is headed by its founder and chief designer, Tom Garland. Tom has more than 20 years of innovation and design experience, during which time he has developed numerous innovative products, including the Diaper Champ (by Baby Trend) and the Play-in-Place (by Fisher Price).

Using the patented Comfort Swing® mechanism, the Nirvana Swing provides a smooth, silent swing along a natural arc with just a gentle push. The motion of the Swing Recliner is designed to be slower than the resting heart rate, creating a calming and peaceful sensation that provides unprecedented stress reduction and an overall sense of well being. Every Nirvana Swing Recliner is also luxuriously appointed in leather upholstery guaranteeing the utmost in comfort. Studies show that the Nirvana Swing produces a reduction of approximately 10% in heart rate and blood pressure after only two minutes of swinging.

With its obvious health benefits, it is no wonder that US Medical Supplies is proud to include Nirvana Swing recliners along side the hundreds of other quality lift chairs and recliners in its catalog.

BREAKING NEWS: Robert Spilman dies

Retired Bassett Furniture CEO

Monday, November 16, 2009

Robert H. “Bob” Spilman, the retired president, chairman and CEO of Bassett Furniture Industries, died Sunday night in Richmond.

According to a company biography, Spilman led the company during a period of “dramatic change, including the growth of warehouse showrooms, captive distribution, imports and other issues. Under his guidance, Bassett became a full line manufacturer by adding recliners and motion, home office, bedding, and a highly regarded line of youth and infant furniture.”
Spilman and the company received many business awards: Wall Street Transcript No. 1 Award of Furniture Industry, 1981, 1982, 1992; Man of the Year Award, Home Furnishings Association of Delaware Valley, 1982; James T. Ryan Award Statesman of Commerce, 1983; Heck Ford Award from the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of , 1995.
He also was inducted into the Furniture Hall of Fame in 2005.
Spilman was a graduate of Augusta Military Academy, attended Davidson College, and later received a bachelor’s from NC State.
He began his career at Cannon Mills before joining Bassett. He became its president in the early 1970s, and remained at the helm into the 1990s.
Funeral arrangements will be posted on this site and in Wednesday’s Martinsville Bulletin.

Tricking out the recliner: Moving beyond just chairs to comfort zones


RALEIGH — Ah, the recliner. The American invention that linked lazing in the living room to television and frozen dinners is one of the few bright spots in a well-worn U.S. household furniture industry.
Sales of reclining chairs are getting a lift from the growing popularity of high-tech TVs, home theater equipment and video games, as well as an aging population that is less active. Even the recession, which forced many Americans to cancel vacation plans, seemed to have helped sales of the comfy lounge chairs.

“People think, ‘I'm not going to travel. Doggone it, when I go home I'm going to be comfortable,'” said Don Hunter, who heads Catnapper, a recliner-focused division of Jackson Furniture Industries in Cleveland, Tenn.

Sales of reclining chairs and sofas totaled $3.5 billion last year and are expected to climb to $4 billion within five years, according to trade magazine Furniture/Today and New York-based Easy Analytic Software Inc.

That's a stark contrast to the nearly 13 percent drop in sales furniture stores saw through September this year, compared with the same nine-month period last year, according to census data. That bad news includes a slight 1.4 percent rise in retail sales from August to September, the government reported this month.

At the fall edition of the High Point Furniture Market, several manufacturers will be showcasing recliners with more gizmos.

Latest in accessories

Berkline is introducing a recliner line starting at $699 with installed stereo speakers, a subwoofer and a plug for an iPod. The company has an existing model called the ButtKicker, which can be hooked up to a special amplifier that delivers the shakes and vibrations of the action on your home theater system.

Also new this year, is a top end to the line of massage chairs retailing for about $1,200-$2,400. The deluxe version offered this year costs $2,599, conforms to the shape of the user's body and includes a system of pressurized air bags for a massage that mimics human hands.