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One of the UKâ€™s top designer and distributors of fine furniture is preparing to relocate two-thirds of its workforce into 545,000 sq ft of new industrial space as the Essex firm prepares for major UK and European expansion.
Headquartered in Saffron Walden, Willis & Gambier will move its warehouse and distribution operations to Kingston Park in Peterborough, owned by ProLogis, the worldâ€™s largest owner, manager and developer of distribution facilities. Read more »
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Moosehead Furniture Company has made its first shipment since reopening a manufacturing plant this fall.
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The shipment was a cause for a celebration ten months after the company — then the state’s largest furniture maker — closed its plants in Monson and Dover-Foxcroft, laying off 126 employees.
In September, the company was revived when Maine State Chamber President Dana Connors, State Representative Josh Tardy and Rhode Island financier Ed Skovron formed a partnership to buy the Moosehead label and the Monson plant. Read more »
Betty Bacon and her husband turned a small mom-and-pop furniture store into a chain of stores with 14 locations throughout Southwest Florida.
Betty Bacon, who died Sept. 4 at age 85, and her husband, Robert, bought Palmer Furniture shortly after moving to Port Charlotte from Fort Myers in 1973.
The family-owned business, which featured moderately priced new and used furniture, expanded with the help of their four grown children.
Betty Bacon remained a fixture at the Port Charlotte store, renamed Bacon’s Furniture, after she and her husband sold the company to one of their sons in 1987 and retired.
For the next 15 years, Betty Bacon continued to regularly drop by on Saturday mornings to mingle with customers and co-workers over coffee and her fresh-baked cookies, said her son, Bill Bacon, of Port Charlotte. Read more »
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Ashley Furniture HomeStores has planted two stores in the Houston area, with more on the way.
To stand out from the established local names, Ashley is trying to turn a visit to its stores into a unique shopping experience, said Rodney Tippit, vice president in charge of the Ashley stores in the Houston area.
The stores in Conroe and the Katy area feature full bedroom and living room settings in a wide range of styles so customers can get an eye for what the furniture would look like in the home, Conroe store manager Sarah Rau said.
Lauren Mertins, a 23-year-old office administrator for a Christian camp, drove from Sugar Land to Conroe in
hopes of finding furnishings for her new home. Read more »
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It’s a modest goal Lauren Russell has set for herself and her family’s handcrafted furniture business.
“One day I want Russell and Mackenna to be to Severna Park what L.L. Bean is to Portland, (Maine),” she said. “It’s a great little town.”
From Lauren Russell and her husband Kevin’s Severna Park garage three years ago, the couple has grown a multimillion-dollar custom cottage-style furniture firm, Russell and Mackenna, with 30 dealers up and down the East Coast.
This summer the factory doubled its space by moving to a 6,000-square-foot production facility in Jessup, and the Russells opened their first showroom in Severna Park, which is already outselling the other licensed dealers.
The burgeoning furniture empire was born of vanity. Or at least one vanity. Read more »
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When Jolie Berry and her husband, Dr. Eugene Berry, purchased Wakefield Plantation in 1987, they also purchased some of the furniture in the home.
â€œWe knew they were original furnishings,â€ Jolie Berry said. â€œWe were just grateful to have something to put in the rooms.â€
Imagine their surprise when New Orleans attorney Paul Haygood, the great-great-great-grandson of Wakefieldâ€™s original owners, dropped by to tell them that while researching a family piece he had recently acquired, he discovered that a small table at Wakefield was a real treasure, an authentic Duncan Phyfe piece.
Phyfe, who was born in Scotland in 1768, is recognized as one of Americaâ€™s most important furniture-makers. Furniture produced in his New York shop is highly treasured. He is particularly known for his early furniture with decorative carving in English Sheraton and French Empire styles. The table at Wakefield is from Phyfeâ€™s later period of design, his Grecian-style furniture.
The Berrys bought Wakefield, some eight miles north of St. Francisville, from Lilie Stirling Sinclair, the great-granddaughter of Lewis Stirling and Sarah Turnbull Stirling, Wakefieldâ€™s original builders. Read more »
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Imagine how refreshing it would be if you could change your living room sofa bed into a garden bench, or set up comfortable sofas, lounge chairs, and gazebos in your garden.
Such distinctively innovative furniture designs have played a key role in helping a small Thai interior contractor emerge as a highly distinctive outdoor furniture brand at home and abroad, leaving copycats far behind.
Kenkoon Co, now 17 years old, ships its sophisticated multi-functional and chic furniture products all around the world.
Its stylish designs have brought success, even though some critics argue that its young local talents with degrees from top European design schools have yet to create a brand identity that tops other expensive world brand names.
Mechanun Suansilpong and his brother Manrat, who is in charge of marketing, have steered the family business past obstacles by transforming it from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to a stylish outdoor furniture brand. Read more »
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This report of the UK Kitchen Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Market by Business & Research Associates provides a collection of statistical data and forecasts on the kitchen furniture industry in Britain.
Bharat Book Bureau, a leading market information distributor has put forth a report ‘UK Market for Kitchen Furniture’. (http://www.bharatbook.com/detail.asp?id=29343).
This report of the UK Kitchen Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Market by Business & Research Associates provides a collection of statistical data and forecasts on the kitchen furniture industry in Britain. It contains information on the value of manufacturers’ deliveries for all sectors of this market. The report also covers distribution channels, advertising and trade exhibitions. Major important manufacturers are profiled.
This report covers the domestic sector of the kitchen furniture market and embraces products supplied for houses or flats whether public or privately owned or rented. We have excluded, therefore, such furniture installed in hotels, offices, government buildings and so on. Read more »
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