“Did you invest in a new flat-panel TV over the holidays, or for the big game, only to find that your furniture no longer supports the advances of your new purchase? We’ve solved that problem,” said Gil Martin CEO of Martin Furniture.
Kathy Ireland HOME® by Martin (KIHBM) will premier the newest addition to their entertainment family at the upcoming April 2005 High Point Furniture Market.
“Our best selling collection, Mt. Vernon, has been expanded to include a state-of-the-art entertainment center. This is truly a solution” Martin continues.
“Innovation has long been a hallmark of our Brand” shares Kathy, CEO and Chief Designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide. “The Mt. Vernon entertainment center provides a great solution for today’s families as it is truly bridges the technology gap. Families will know with certainty that this entertainment center will support their current needs and grow with them for furture technology,” added Kathy.
The new Mount Vernon entertainment center adapts to both plasma and DLP TVs, with an added accessory shelf for plasma configurations. The new entertainment center features adjustable shelving, electronic storage and ships with both wood and speaker grill insets for optional speaker usage. The sturdy design provides touch-activated pier lighting, wire management and adjustable media storage. It ships in just two pieces, to ease the delivery process.
This growing selection of adpatable wall units is a result of the rapidly growing digital televison (DTV) sales. The projected growth of DTV’s reported by Consumer Electronic Association (CEA) market research is over 9 million units in 2005. “It is our goal to continue producing furniture that accomodates today’s technological advances,” said Pat Hayes,Vice President of Imports and Product Development.
The Mount Vernon entertainment center creates endless opportunities for movie nights and sports on the weekends, all while accenting the home with a functional and stylish piece that will last throughout the changing times of technology.
About Kathy Ireland Kathy is CEO and Chief Designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide in Los Angeles, California. She began her company over 10 years ago with the mission of “finding solutions for families, especially busy moms”. By staying true to her commitment, she’s been recognized as a “best friend to working mothers” by the Associated Press and London Times. Kathy’s home design efforts include furniture, flooring, rugs, lighting, wall art, decorative accessories, home office and home theatre, table top, bedding, top of bed and window coverings. There are now well over 10,000 pieces that carry Kathy’s design philosophy and direction. Kathy’s Home Collection received “Best of Market” honors and the Good Housekeeping Seal. ACafe by Chef Andre Carthen, J du J cultivated by landscape designer, Nicholas Walker and the Quilts of Gee’s Bend are Kathy Ireland Home solutions. Her outdoor living efforts earned the Gold Medal at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. She is also the recipient of Outstanding Mother of the Year from the National Mother’s Day Committee and has been honored for her entrepreneurial efforts by the National Association of Women Business Owners and National Association of Business Leaders. Kathy is on the Board of Directors for the Tupelo Furniture Marketing Association and a member of Women in the Home Industries Today.
About Kathy Ireland HOME® by Martin Gil Martin founded Martin Furniture, a premier producer of home office and home theater furniture in 1980. With sales reaching $50 million, in 2004, Martin Furniture added a 100,000-square-foot production facility in Otay Mesa, Mexico, just five miles Across the border from its existing facility in San Diego. In 2000, the company began importing furniture from Asia. Martin Furniture sells through many retail channels, including Warehouse Clubs, Commercial Office, Catalogs, Top 100 Retailers, and specialty stores. For more information, please visit www.martinfurniture.com
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