Fred Berk, president and chief operating officer for Robb & Stucky Interiors announced today the alliance between Robb & Stucky and Henredon. The partnership will provide the foundation for a new style of Robb & Stucky showroom.
“The intention of this collaboration is to position Robb & Stucky Interiors into markets, maximizing exposure and fixing costs where a full-service showroom is not warranted. The new concept features a full-service interior design studio as well as exclusively highlighting the Henredon and Hickory Chair brands,” stated Berk.
Known for offering premier furnishings, the new 25,000 – 40,000 sq. feet studios will showcase Henredon brands including Ralph Lauren, Lauren, Barbara Barry and David Easton. As well as, Hickory Chair brands such as Thomas O’Brien, Mariette Himes Gomez and Alexa Hampton.
Robb & Stucky will open the first new concept studio this year in Coral Gables, Fla. in mid-April. Additional studios are scheduled to open in Scottsdale Az. in August 2005, the Dallas suburb of North Park, Texas in December 2005, Orlando in The Mall at Millenia in January 2006 and the Dallas suburb of South Lake, Texas in February 2006. Future locations are in the planning stages.
The demand for qualified interior design services has fueled the continued growth of Robb & Stucky. This studio, like all Robb & Stucky Interiors, will feature talented design professionals with all the resources available to the trade including floor and wall coverings, window treatments and our own team of CAD designers.
“We are extremely excited about the relationship with Furniture Brands International and its premier divisions,” added Berk “and look forward to working with Steve McKee of Henredon and Hickory Chair’s Jay Reardon in executing our new vision.”
According to Steve McKee, president and chief executive officer for Henredon, “We are thrilled with the opportunity to team with Robb & Stucky. The complementary relationship between the retailers brand and the prestigious furniture brands will redefine ‘luxury’ home furnishings retail.”
Founded in 1915, in Fort Myers, Fla., Robb & Stucky is a nationally recognized interior design and premier home furnishings retailer with showrooms in Florida, Texas and Arizona. Robb and Stucky offers a unique lifestyle shopping experience with an unparalleled collection of fine furnishings and award-winning ensemble of designers. Celebrating 90 years, Robb & Stucky recently opened showrooms in Bonita Springs, Fla. and Tampa. The company has expanded the Casual Living & Outdoor concept to include an on-staff executive chef led cooking school for home enthusiasts.
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