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Sneak Preview of Organic, Chemical-Free Furniture Collection

Furnature, a premier designer and manufacturer of organic, chemical- and flame-retardant- free upholstered furniture and mattresses, in Watertown, is offering a sneak preview of its new Metro Collection. The collection, which is the creation of Furnature co-founder and internationally renowned designer Barry Shapiro, consists of contemporary, upholstered and slip-covered pieces.

“More than three years in development, this collection articulates Barry’s personal and professional evolution,” says Furnature co-founder Fred Shapiro. “In the past, our designs were primarily focused on replacing the chemicalladen ingredients found in traditional furniture. Now, with a new emphasis on modern and contemporary styling, Barry’s new approach has been to strip away unnecessary tailoring elements and create modern, utilitarian objects that are elegant and comfortable, providing exceptional value for generations.”

The Shapiros, who launched Furnature in 1990, are credited with designing and manufacturing the first chemical-free, organic upholstered furniture in the United States. The duo also pioneered the design of the first organic mattresses. To celebrate the new Metro Collection, Furnature will offer a 10 percent discount on any piece purchased prior to June 1.

Location: Furnature, 86 Coolidge Ave., Watertown. For more information, call 617-926-2888 or 800-326-4895 or visit