Tuesday, December 20, 2005

High-end furniture is solution for success

Oggi Modern Furnishings in Kansas City doesn’t just sell furniture.

“We sell environments and solutions in the form of furnishings,” said Guy Merola, who with his wife Kathy owns the downtown Kansas City business in the huge brick building at 600 Central St.

Oggi offers contemporary, stylish furniture as well as accessories such as carpets and rugs, wallpaper, dinnerware, glassware, stemware and related items. Among the lines you can find there are some by well-known designer Todd Oldham.

While many consumers might flock to mega furniture stores to outfit their homes, Merola said those who buy from him are looking for uncommon unique furnishings.

About half of his customers are urban dwellers, Merola said and almost an equal number are suburban folks who live in neighborhoods where some form of exterior conformity is required. That means the interior of their homes is where they make their statement or where their personalities and character can stand out.

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