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Hearst Magazines Introduces the Esquire Home Collection at the Four Hands showroom in Las Vegas

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Hearst Magazines, in collaboration with its licensing partners The Halo Group, Asia Minor and Go Home Ltd., announced that it is introducing Esquire Home, a new collection of home furnishings and accessories inspired by the lifestyle of the modern, discerning Esquire man. 

Incorporating items across key categories including furniture, upholstery, occasional pieces, area rugs, lighting and decorative accessories for the home, the new line will debut the Las Vegas Market, August 2nd – 6th, 2010 in the Four Hands showrooms located in Building A, showrooms 110 and 146.

The style and sophistication synonymous with the name Esquire comes to life through furniture pieces from The Halo Group. Unique features in each piece reflect the same attention to detail as a custom-made suit, including:

The “Triple Whisky Collins” leather sofa brings a cool contemporary style to any room.  Signature loden leather, exclusive to Esquire Home, with dark patina brass stud detailing, creates a timeless look.

The “Irish Coffee” lamp table boasts antique brass trim, old saddle nut leather and signature jacquard lining for a luxurious accent piece that is both functional and smart. The vintage inspired table captures the time honored construction of a traditional travel trunk infused with a modern flare.

Esquire Home’s “Spider’s Web” bookcase features a complex stainless steel frame that leaves much to discover behind the black leather shelves for display. 

Just as the name suggests, the “Black Russian” architectural desk is refined simplicity that delivers a powerful punch.  Old saddle black leather tops a sculptural stainless steel base to make for a clean and commanding statement.

Tastemakers will want to indulge in the comfort and sophistication of the tufted leather “Martini” armchair.  Its sleek lines and polished steel buckles bring refined elegance to any space.

Home accessories from Go Home Ltd. offer the finishing touches for the home of any modern man.  Fine detail and craftsmanship are reflected in every piece, such as the vintage inspired brass wall sconce modeled after the headlight of an early 20th century Jaguar.  From the barware and desk accessories to specialty lighting and decorative “man toys”, the eclectic blend of accoutrements is just what he needs to express his unique style and add to his own collection of treasures.

Asia Minor brings to the collection an assortment of area rugs constructed by hand using 100% Turkish wool and hemp.  Each piece features a unique blend of high and low pile on flat weave construction that creates a textured, multidimensional result.  100% sustainable and available in a highly curated palette of colors and patterns, the depth and richness of Esquire Rugs prove to be the perfect anchor to any room.  Just like the Esquire man, no two pieces are alike and each has its own distinct character and individuality.

Esquire, the original men’s magazine, is an iconic brand with a nearly 77-year legacy.  As the only general-interest lifestyle magazine for sophisticated men, Esquire defines, reflects and celebrates what it means to be a “Man at His Best” in contemporary American culture.  Required reading for the man who is intellectually curious and socially aware, Esquire speaks to the scope and diversity of his passions with spirited storytelling, superb style and a splash of irreverent humor.
Esquire Home furnishings will be distributed exclusively by Four Hands in the US.  For more information and retail availability visit:
www.esquirehomecollection.com or call 1-866-654-9433.

Suggested retail prices for the Esquire Home Collection are as follows: trunks beginning at $795, sofas starting at $2,500, chairs and bar stools beginning at $995 and office pieces starting at $1,195.  Esquire Rugs will start at $50 per square foot, accessories at $50 and lighting priced at $200 and up.
 
ABOUT HEARST BRAND DEVELOPMENT
Hearst Brand Development is a division of Hearst Magazines responsible for expanding the company’s magazine title brand franchises across multiple product categories and distribution channels.  Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst Corporation (
www.hearst.com) and one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, with more than 200 editions around the world, including 15 U.S. titles and more than 200 magazines worldwide. Hearst reaches more adults than any other publisher of monthly magazines (73.8 million total adults, according to MRI, fall 2009).
 
ABOUT ESQUIRE
Esquire (
www.esquire.com), published by Hearst Magazines, was the winner of the 2010 National Magazine Award for “Profile Writing.”  It is the most-honored monthly magazine in America with a total of 14 awards over the past 13 years.  In addition to its U.S. flagship, Esquire publishes 21 editions around the world.
 
ABOUT HALO
The Halo Group has been at the forefront of innovation in the furniture industry since it was established in Britain in 1976. The Group is a world leader in the luxury furniture and lifestyle market servicing a global appetite for exquisite hand-crafted furniture and accessories.  Halo Licensing is the private label arm of the Halo Group. In partnership with international brands and global corporations, Halo Licensing offers brand extension solutions including design, manufacturing and distribution, allowing us to bring exciting new branded collections to the market.
 
ABOUT ASIA MINOR
Asia Minor Carpets is a third generation, family run business that is synonymous with the finest antique and semi-antique Turkish carpets and kilims. Their production enterprise involves over 3,000 master wool spinners, dyers and weavers from 200 different villages and towns all over Turkey. Headquartered in Vermont, Asia Minor has showrooms in High Point, NC and Istanbul.
 
ABOUT GO HOME LTD.
Based in New York City, Go Home Ltd. is one of the leading national wholesalers of globally sourced antiques and vintage inspired giftware, lighting and accessories. Offering innovative design and exceptional craftsmanship, Go Home Ltd. develops products that are both timeless and stylish.  Founded in 2004 and inspired by Golden Oldies Ltd. their parent company and largest antique importers in the US, Go Home, Ltd. has permanent showroom space in High Point, North Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia and New York City.

ABOUT FOUR HANDS

Four Hands, based in Austin, Texas, is a global manufacturer and wholesaler of home furnishings. The company, which celebrates its 15th year in business in 2010, sells to hundreds of small and large retailers around the globe. As a three-time winner of Inc. Magazine's "Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies," and a back-to-back winner of Texas Monthly's "Best Companies to Work for in Texas," Four Hands is one of the most dynamic companies in the furniture industry today. The company also has been named to the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City/Business Week’s Top 100 list for six consecutive years. Four Hands has showrooms in High Point, NC; Atlanta; Las Vegas and Austin.

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