Saloom Furniture: Bringing Great Design to the Table
Saloom Furniture transforms dining - and the dining room itself - into an art. Founded more than 30 years ago by Peter and Linda Saloom, this family enterprise has built its reputation on beautifully crafted tables, chairs and buffets, handmade by New England artisans and built to last. Although long established as an industry leader, the company is also emerging as a powerhouse of contemporary dining solutions. The resulting product lines include the innovative Peter Francis Collection and the sophisticated Skyline Collection, which unites cutting-edge European design trends with the best of traditional American manufacturing. Smart Furniture is excited to offer both of these extraordinary collections in our online store.
The Peter Francis Collection
You could say the Peter Francis Collection was born of necessity. As a kid, Peter Saloom spent a lot of time at his dad's workshop table building contraptions out of rubber bands, batteries and other materials. His successful career as a furniture designer has only fueled his enthusiasm for more experimentation. From his headquarters in Winchendon, MA, he developed several prototypes and launched Peter Francis, a collection in which the only rule is that there are no rules.
The collection is distinguished by its contemporary forms and endless customizability, including dining tables that come in almost any shape or size you have in mind. Each wood tabletop is made with a special, hand-selected veneer featuring a distinctive pattern like black walnut, maple or hickory that makes it one-of-a-kind. The chairs offer unique upholstery options like hand-stitched quilting and intricate woven patterns, and all metal hardware is locally sourced and available in three finishes.
Wherever you look, quality details abound. All wood surfaces are finished with a high-performance catalyzed topcoat that protects the surface from moisture and most household chemicals. Even hidden spaces, like the interior of a buffet, reveal push latches, ball bearing glides, dovetail drawer boxes and other hallmarks of master craftsmanship.
The Skyline Collection
Mid-century modernism meets metropolitan chic in the Skyline Collection, which Peter introduced in 2010. Its bold organic shapes, softer styling and use of natural materials make this product line the perfect choice for design aficionados. Its solid hardwood construction and East Coast heritage - not to mention that high-performance catalyzed wood-finish topcoat - make Skyline ideal, affordable furniture to love forever.
The collection is available in a wide array of sizes, colors and finishes. Every tabletop is made to order, and if you're seeking original character, take a moment to peruse the hand-carved front of a Skyline buffet. Of course, its beauties transcend the surface, so be sure to check out its mortise-and-tenon box construction, European hinges and other features. (Peter is seriously passionate about well-built buffets.)
We'd also like to take a moment to point out Skyline's bucket-style dining chairs. They're crafted using a flexible seven-layer ply shell with a solid wood base. This means you not only get chairs that look beautiful, but "sit" comfortably as well - a fact that will earn high praise at your next dinner party.
The Art of Green Living
While both collections are designed to make maximum impact in your dining room, they're crafted to have little effect on the environment - thanks to locally sourced materials, low VOC finishes and minimal packaging. To find out more about either product line, call us at (888) 467-6278.