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Maxwood Furniture Opens First Concept Store

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Youth furniture resource Maxwood Furniture opened its new Matrix Kids Rooms showroom here over the weekend, its first in what could grow into a nationwide network of concept stores. 

The company opened its 2,500-square-foot location at 816 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. on Saturday in a former restaurant it refurbished in Mount Pleasant. The facility also houses the Maxwood corporate headquarters, which was previously in nearby Charleston. 

Matrix Kids Rooms Art

This loft style bed is among the types of products to be shown in the Matrix Kids Rooms flagship showroom in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

The store will showcase the company’s Matrix Kids Furniture system, which is made with solid wood and designed to grow with the child through conversion kits that can change from themed loft beds accommodating storage and study options as they grow. The line also offers themed standalone beds that can convert to day beds, standalone panel beds and even poster beds as the child grows from the toddler to the 'tween and teen stages.

“We’ve have several requests from customers to develop a new store concept for our Matrix brand,” said Anne Jensen, chief marketing officer. “We fell in love with the area, and Mount Pleasant seemed like the perfect place to open our very first kid-friendly showroom, where families can fully experience the Matrix line of products.” 

The company has named Jen Poolaw of Mount Pleasant as the new store manager. She has more than 13 years of experience in home furnishings as well as working with corporations on large scale design projects. 

The new concept store showcases products ranging from toddler beds and loft beds as well as matching pieces such as desks, chairs, dressers and bookshelves. Products from the company’s other brands, including Craft and Jackpot, are also on display. 

The company also will use the store as an event space for designers and retailers looking for ideas on how to show the line on their floors. 

The company is looking to use this flagship store as the model for other stores it plans in the U.S. and Canada over the next few years.