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Vogue Collection Inspired by Fashion Sportswear

A new reclining sofa by Barcalounger is inspired by fashion sportswear.
Offered in a trend-forward blue leather and Modern mid-century low leg stying, the Kester sofa is the first in the Vogue series of reclining sofas by Barcalounger.

Casual. chic. Comfortable. That’s the vibe of Barcalounger’s new Vogue Collection of reclining sofas, loveseats and reclining chairs inspired by fashion sportswear.

A mid-century styled reclining sofa by Barcalounger
The Kester Sofa, the first in the Vogue Collection by Barcalounger, offers power recline and power headrest with infinite positions for personal comfort.

“We wanted to combine the look of fashion sportswear with the comfort of reclining sofas,” said Larry Smith, president of Barcalounger.

The Vogue Collection will feature upscale designs that look like stationary sofas, loveseats and chairs that just happen to recline. They’re cooler, more metropolitan looks to tap a younger professional shopper.

At the recent international High Point Market, Barcalounger debuted the Kester Sofa, shown above, in a trend-forward blue leather, with optional colors of soft spa green and a creamy pearl white leather, shown in the pillow choices.

The reclining chair, above is shown in the pearl white leather. Adding to the stylish look, the arms of the Kester sofa and chair have a dramatic flair and detailed tailoring.


Plush pad-over-chaise seating adds to the look. All the items in the group have “Personal Comfort Control: Choose Your Power,” offering power recline, adjustable headrest and lumbar support. All power levels even include a USB port for charging mobile devices.

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Retailer Johnny Janosik: BarcaLounger Branded Space Sparks Sales, Enthusiasm from Shoppers

The Barcalounger branded space at top retailer Johnny Janosik features six power reclining group room settings and 10 power recliners and pedestal chairs and ottomans, along with educational signage and a catalog stand for special orders.

Since installing a 2,000-square-foot space dedicated to the Barcalounger brand, top 100 furniture retailer Johnny Janosik in Laurel, Delaware has seen an uptick in sales, special order business and excitement about the products from retail salespeople and shoppers, said Chairman Dave Koehler.

The Brockton Power reclining group living room setting is shown with engaging, educational point-of-purchase signage in the Barcalounger space at Johnny Janosik Furniture in Laurel, Delaware.

“We’ve seen an uptick in our Barcalounger business since installing the branded display space,” Koehler said. “It makes it easier for the sales associates to demonstrate all the features and benefits of the furniture in one area, and has given continuity and enthusiasm for the brand. Because of the easy-to-use catalog stand with leather/fabric swatches, the consumer is confident to special order a different cover, since they can sit in many similar items right there in the display.”

A special order catalog stand with leather and fabric swatches, seen here beside the Warrendale power reclining group, makes it easy for shoppers to order furniture in alternative cover. Photo: Johnny Janosik Furniture

The speed of service for receiving shoppers’ special orders from Barcalounger has been outstanding, Koehler said. “Barcalounger warehouses the married-cover furniture items in North Carolina, and they ship out the special orders to us 48 to 72 hours after receipt. We receive the items in very short order, and that’s been a huge advantage for us,” he said.

A display of best-selling Barcalounger Pedestal Recliners and Ottomans, along with point-of-purchase educational signage, above, is included in the branded space at Johnny Janosik. Overall, the space has a total of six power reclining groups and 10 free standing recliners and pedestal reclining chairs and ottomans.

Said Merchandising Manager Bob Russo, “The Barcalounger space has created excitement about the brand on the sales floor for both the salespeople and consumers. It makes it so easy to shop and engage with the brand.”

The combination of inviting living room settings and educational signage about features and benefits creates an engaging shopping space. Photo: Johnny Janosik Furniture

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