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artisan studio™ Collection Names Canadian Distributor

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artisan studio™ Collection - a leading designer and crafter of stylish, high-quality and affordable multi-dimensional metal sculptures announced the finalization of a Canadian distribution agreement with Toronto-based Picture Perfect International, manufacturer and distributor of framed art and other wall décor items. "Canada is an important market for artisan studio and its parent company Artisan House," says John Shilling, the firms' president. "We were thrilled when the principals at Picture Perfect International approached us about a distribution agreement after seeing the debut of our product line at the Las Vegas Market," he adds. "We know that Picture Perfect International enjoys an excellent relationship with Canada's major retailers, including those in the furniture, housewares and hardware sectors." Because Picture Perfect International is situated at the center of Canada's shipping network, the company can transport products via rail to Montreal, Ottawa, Canada's west coast and other locations throughout the country. "This creates a real win-win situation for artisan studio and our Canadian customers, since we can reduce distribution costs and help our customers achieve better turns and pricing," Shilling says. In addition, he sees this partnership as a savvy distribution model for artisan studio's product line in a number of global markets. All artisan studio Collection pieces are made by hand of cold-rolled steel, hand welded and hand finished with exclusive techniques developed in the firm's California design studio. Orders for artisan studio Collection products are processed on the day of receipt, while complete customer satisfaction is provided by an outstanding customer service department. The firm offers special discounts on container orders; however, the company's U.S. warehouse can ship items next day to customers with immediate needs. artisan studio, a division of Artisan House(r) established in 2008, exhibits at trade shows in the United States and abroad. The firm's metal sculptures are sold in furniture, art and department stores. For additional information about artisan studio, contact the company at 203.563.0017 or www.artisanhousestudio.com. About Picture Perfect International: Located in a 35,000-square-foot facility in Toronto, Canada, Picture Perfect International was founded by Errol Todd in 1991. The company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of distinctive framed art and unique wall décor and prides itself on offering new products that the average consumer cannot find in the mass retail market. About artisan studio(tm): Founded in 2008 as a division of Artisan House(r), artisan studio(tm) is a leading designer and crafter of stylish, high-quality multi-dimensional metal sculptures that are attractively priced for those who appreciate fine art. Each artisan studio piece is an original, copyrighted design created by one of the firm's talented artisans. Handmade of cold-rolled steel, hand welded and hand finished using exclusive techniques, each piece lends beauty and design excellence to home or office decor.

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