In 1976, Victor Sawan took over an 8,500-square-foot space near South Los Angeles and started making brass beds. He named his new company Wesley Allen, created by blending the names of his son, Wesley, and his business partner Martin Bender’s son, Alan. Pretty quickly, the brand became known for the brass furniture that was in keeping with the look of the moment, alongside Laura Ashley-esque floral patterned fabrics, shag carpet and macrame plant hangings.Read More
AT THE MARKET — As a manufacturer of metal beds, Wesley Allen has long had the capability to produce twin and full-sized beds for youth bedroom, but it has never made a major push in the category at a Las Vegas Market — until now.
LOS ANGELES, CA – Leading iron furniture manufacturer Wesley Allen is returning to the Las Vegas Furniture Market Jan. 24 - Jan. 26 with a new showroom and the launch of its 40th anniversary including the debut of a new line of barstools, dinettes and accent pieces. Following their last appearance at the Las Vegas Furniture Market in 2010, Wesley Allen’s new showroom gives visitors a vibrant new experience of the craftsmanship, and breath of product and quality of the company’s iron furniture. The space features the company’s beautiful iron furniture in artistic, fully-accessorized settings designed to inspire attendees to present Wesley Allen products with similar elements in their retail spaces and designs. The Wesley Allen showroom is located at B-360.Read the Story
New finishes, different metals and manufacturing techniques make them one of the most innovative things in bedding.
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I grew up sleeping in an antique iron bed. My parents still have it and use it in a guest room. Its style is way too "antique-y" for my taste. Perhaps this is why metal beds haven't been on my design radar for years. But today's innovative designs have forced me to take a new look at this category....