Agassi and Graf Create New Furniture Collection For Kreiss
Furniture World Magazine
The first piece of furniture Andre Agassi bought when he won his first major tournament, Wimbledon in 1992, was a Kreiss sofa. In the following years, he and his wife, Stefanie Graf, became ardent devotees of the Kreiss aesthetic. For years they talked about designing a custom collection with Kreiss for their own home; instead Agassi, Graf and the Kreiss family decided to launch a furniture line for the public, together as partners. “It felt like a natural extension of our long-standing relationship,” says Mike Kreiss, President of Kreiss. The result is a unique collection that captures the dynamic couple's indomitable energy and spirit while remaining true to the classic Kreiss style.
The collection combines the couple’s differential design sensibilities; featuring pieces for the dining room, living room and poolside; complete with a novelty tennis ball chair for indoor-outdoor use. “When looking at furniture, I look for comfort and subtle elegance, something that’s luxurious but not opulent”, admits Agassi. “Stefanie likes streamlined design; modular pieces that define symmetry. We love the softness of the woven leather and the strength of the steel and synthetic rattan. The color palette is distinctly us; the chocolate brown and ecru hues are contemporary and warm. While the collection is chic and sophisticated, the strength and texture of the materials lend themselves to an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In fact Kreiss upholsteries are known for their refined quality so we trusted that they Mike, could work with us to develop an indoor and outdoor collection that would stand the test of time, weather and children.”
The entire collection will be shown in January 2007 in the new World Market Center showroom in Las Vegas and is currently available for pre-order in our other 20 showrooms across the country. For more information on the collection visit www.kreiss.com/agk.
The Kreiss Brand: Founded more than 60 years ago, Kreiss, a family owned and operated company, has become a design-driven powerhouse in the home furnishings industry, offering clients products and services that can’t be duplicated anywhere else. Now with a greater emphasis on interior design, Kreiss creates unique environments by taking a holistic approach that embraces the occupant in a soothing combination of color, texture, form and materials. Kreiss design transcends the ordinary and becomes a part of the owner’s lifestyle.