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Miles Talbott To Introduce Joe Ruggiero Collection In High Point

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For the International Home Furnishings market, opening October 20th, 2008, internationally respected furniture and fabric designer, HGTV personality and style guru, Joe Ruggiero announced that he will introduce a collection of upholstery that will allow consumers to have Ruggiero’s favorite designs, especially made to fit their needs. Under the Miles Talbott Options program, the Tribeca, is a series of design variations that can potentially give the consumer 262 different configurations of one of Ruggiero’s favorite designs to fit their own particular design style. “I have long liked the ability to custom design upholstery for a clients own personal needs and now my favorite designs will be available at retail and To the Trade. I have found this personalized feature helps the consumer have it their way. Working with the craftsmen at Miles Talbott, my dream can become a beautiful reality,” states Ruggiero. The Tribeca has an urban design esthetic that features clean lines with track arms as well as another option which features Ruggiero’s signature slope arm. Various base treatments of tapered, rectangular or chrome leg styles are offered as well as the option of beautifully tailored skirted bases. The option of nail heads in both pewter and antique brass and seat and back cushions, with or without buttons make this custom design program uniquely suited to today’s savvy consumer. The introduction of the new Maxfield Sofa and Chair will showcase Ruggiero’s distinctive style of contemporary American Classics. This elegant European inspired sofa and chair is scaled for today’s American lifestyle. Two classic arm chairs with beautifully carved wood frames will also be introduced, the Louis: a design reminiscent of a classic French, Louis the XVI, chair, and the Chine: inspired by the Chinese Chippendale period. “I thought it was important to add two distinctive arm chairs from periods of furniture history I admire. Inspirations found at Brighton Pavilion in England, inspired by Chinese design and the Louise XVI period, which is very much at home with our transitional styles today. These chairs may be used as dining chairs, side chairs or pull up chairs and have great flexibility in design schemes.” Some of the other Ruggiero introductions for Miles Talbott this fall include: - Litchfield sofa and chair – a new interpretation of an American Classic - Redgrave sofa, chair and ottoman – inspired by English Country manor house designs - Barrymore Chair – this distinctive profile is one of Ruggiero’s most popular designs - Wong Wing – graceful curves makes this a truly transitional wing chair. - Laughton Storage Ottoman - a unique biscuit tufted top detail. - Carrington chair and Ottoman – clean crisp lines and superb comfort. - Bergen Chair - Ruggiero’s interpretation of the classic French bergere. To complement these new upholstery introductions, Ruggiero will add to his best selling Sunbrella® fabrics with new Sunbrella fabrics not presented before to the consumer. “Joe’s furniture designs are a prefect complement to the existing Miles Talbott line”, says George Jordan, president of Miles Talbott. “These classic, elegant styles are an impressive addition and help to expand our product offerings to our existing dealers, as well as to new ones. In addition, Joe’s Sunbrella fabrics bring a new level of function and style to our fabric assortment. These high performance, high fashion fabrics are extremely impressive and are great for today’s savvy customer.” “I have always embraced the stability of Classic Design. Trends come and go but true Classic Designs remain forever” says Ruggiero. The Ruggiero Collection has broadened its offering and is now one of the most exciting designer home environment. It includes both upholstered and wood furniture, textiles. decorative trims and an extensive outdoor furniture collection. Ruggiero continues to travel the globe and explore his own creative universe for design inspiration that preserves his signature style. Mr. Ruggiero has been associated with HGTV for 13 years and has inspired millions of home design enthusiasts. The Ruggiero Collection is a licensed collaboration with Miles Talbott Furniture, a leading manufacturer of custom-ordered upholstered and leather furniture. The Collection has been awarded the Pinnacle Achievement Award, from the American Society if Furniture Designers and the American Furniture Award, as well as the Adex Award for textile design. Joseph Ruggiero & Associates, Inc. is a multi-media home design and television production company based in Los Angeles. In addition to his Miles Talbott upholstery line, Ruggiero also designs Sunbrella fabrics; casual furniture for Terra Furniture, wood furniture by Caperton Furnitureworks, American made with wood from sustainable forests and all-weather wicker for Woodard, Viro and decorative trims for Phoenix. On the Web at www.joeruggiero.com. Miles Talbott was founded in 1993 by Michael Thomas Furniture to expand its offering of top quality furniture for the growing market of lifestyle upholstery. On the Web at www.milestalbottfurniture.com. The Miles Talbott High Point showroom is located at 1690 English Street. Glen Raven revolutionized the way the world thinks about how beautiful fabrics perform with the introduction of Sunbrella in 1961. Today, durable, easy-care Sunbrella is available in thousands of sophisticated styles, patterns and colors for wherever people live, work and play. On the Web at www.sunbrella.com.

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