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C.R. Laine To Introduce the New Jessica McClintock Upholstered Furniture Collection

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C.R. Laine Furniture Company, Inc. is teaming with fashion icon Jessica McClintock on a new, licensed collection of upholstered furniture to debut at the April High Point market. Jessica McClintock Home is already well established in casegoods from American Drew and Lea Industries, with coordinate lighting from Minka, and area rugs from Loloi to be introduced this coming spring. As with all the products that comprise Jessica McClintock Home, the collection with C.R. Laine derives its inspiration from Jessica’s well photographed home, her travels, her lifestyle and her love of life. When asked about her new collection, Jessica McClintock said, “I simply love the blending of color, pattern and texture. I do this just about every day in fashion and have for the last 30 years. And in working with furniture, I feel that every room is like a jewel box, and when designing furniture, each piece should be treated as a jewel.” Further Jessica offers “This relationship with C.R. Laine is the perfect marriage of a designer who for the last 30 years has had a love affair with fashion and textiles, and a manufacturer with an expertise in producing quality upholstered furniture.” The Jessica McClintock Home Collection by C.R. Laine reflects her characteristic traits of elegance and romance. To McClintock, romance can be defined as beauty that touches the emotional part of our being; a philosophy embraced by C.R. Laine. This new collection will feature twenty (20) frames which make up an eclectic yet cohesive line including sofas, settees, and chairs; each inspired by actual pieces in McClintock’s San Francisco home. Thirty-five (35) luxurious fabrics include velvets, silks, jacquards and linens, some of which are interpretations of antique documents being produced exclusively for the Jessica McClintock Home Collection by C.R. Lane. According to Kerry S. Glasser, Jessica’s licensing agent and founder of New York based Concept Marketing Group – “This is a great alliance and promises to provide each party with an opportunity to extend their national visibility. C.R. Laine, with its manufacturing prowess, matched with Jessica and her style and cutting edge design, will leverage their respective talents into an upholstery collection designed to stand the test of time.” C.R. Laine will unveil the Jessica McClintock Home Collection at its IHFC showroom location G477 during the International Home Furnishing Market in April. “What a wonderful partnership,” said Holly Blalock, Marketing Director of C.R. Laine. “C.R. Laine has long been known for our highly customized bench-crafted upholstery. It was only natural for us to welcome the influence of Jessica. She understands that an unexpected detail can turn the ordinary into something lovely. In this collection, special touches include subtly curved silhouettes, intricate carving and amazing upholstering details.” Jessica McClintock, Inc. designs, markets and distributes collections of women’s bridal, bridesmaids and ready-to-wear apparel under the Jessica McClintock name. Jessica McClintock has been honored with countless fashion industry awards over the course of her career. McClintock was granted the DEBI (Design Elegance in the Bridal Industry) Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998 for a lifetime of contribution to the world of fashion and is continuously recognized as one of the top names in dress design and one of the most recognized names in fashion. More McClintock fashions are seen at proms, graduations, weddings and other special occasions than those of any other designer. Renowned in the fashion world, she has a loyal and attentive consumer following. Today her name graces over 40 upscale boutiques all over the U.S. McClintock has spent a lifetime showing women how to express their personal style full of grace and finesse. The move into home décor was a great opportunity for McClintock to express her creativity. In combination with American Drew case goods, Minka lighting, and Loloi carpets, the new Jessica McClintock Home Collection by C.R. Laine will provide a full-circle lifestyle approach that is sure to be embraced by the primary home fashion purchase influencer … women. “This is a major introduction for C.R. Laine,” commented Blalock, “We will be showing every item and every fabric in our showroom during the April market. We believe the consumer and retail following that Jessica has will be eager to take a look at her inspiration translated into upholstery.” C.R. Laine is a family-owned, full service upholstered furniture manufacturer producing the best in customized, bench-crafted upholstery since 1958. C.R. Laine uses only time-tested premium construction features including kiln-dried select hardwood frames that are doweled and corner block reinforced and eight-way hand-tied springs. C.R. Laine will show in the IHFC space G477 during the April 27th through May 3rd show. McClintock will be making several personal appearances during this time. To receive information on the Jessica McClintock Home Collection by C.R. Laine, or to receive information on C.R. Laine’s showroom events, please contact Holly Blalock, Marketing Director, at hblalock@crlaine.com or call 828.328.1831 ext. 1157. C.R. Laine’s web site is www.crlaine.com.

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