News: KRAVET TO OPEN SHOWROOM AT LVDC

Leading Decorative Furnishings Manufacturer Expanding Its Presence in Las Vegas

05.09.13

LAS VEGAS - International Market Centers is proud to announce Kravet as the latest design leader to join the compelling roster of open-daily showrooms located at Las Vegas Design Center. Kravet-a fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, trimmings, carpets and accessories distributor-is currently planning construction of a 4,684-square-foot showroom on the first floor of Building A, space A-124, and will debut its broad assortment of offerings to designers starting at the Summer 2013 Las Vegas Market.

"I am thrilled to expand the distribution of Kravet and its brands into such a powerful market and design center," said Kravet Inc. president Cary Kravet. "We can now more aggressively and consistently pursue residential, hospitality and commercial opportunities in an exciting and thriving region."

Kravet Inc. owns Kravet, Lee Jofa, Groundworks and GP & J Baker, all high end fabric houses that specialize in style, luxury and exceptional design. In 2011, Kravet Inc. acquired Brunschwig & Fils, a prestigious decorative house founded in 1900 that shares Kravet and Lee Jofa's legacy of international design, commitment to quality, attention to detail and superb craftsmanship. All of these brands will be represented in the Kravet showroom at the LVDC.

"Kravet is the premier resource and leader in the decorative fabric industry including furniture and floor coverings, and we are incredibly excited to bring them to Las Vegas Design Center," said Dorothy Belshaw, President of Gift+Home for International Market Centers, parent company for LVDC. "Their presentation of fashion-forward designs and superior quality elevates LVDC to new heights and further establishes the design center as a one-stop design resource for the region.  Without doubt, Kravet will infuse a fresh, relevant and compelling array of decorative fabric options for a wide range of interiors projects."

About Kravet
Kravet Inc., established in 1918, is the industry leader in the to the trade home furnishings industry. This fifth generation family business distributes fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, trimmings, carpets and accessories. The family's commitment to innovation has helped the company transform from a small fabric house to a global leader, representing brands and designers from all over the world. Kravet Inc. owns Kravet, Lee Jofa, Brunschwig & Fils, Groundworks and GP & J Baker, all high end fabric houses that specialize in style, luxury and exceptional design. With locations in North America and worldwide, Kravet Inc. offers the highest level of customer service, quality products and web technology for today's design professional. For more information, visit Kravet.com.

About Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas

Sitting at the epicenter of the world's fastest growing home furnishings complex, Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas is a year-round resource for the trade and design-seeking consumers showcasing top names in fine furniture, decorative accessories, wall décor, lighting, floor coverings, fabrics and trim. Open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., LVDC offers more than 40 showrooms carrying hundreds of leading manufacturers' lines. An important source of education for the industry, Las Vegas Design Center also attracts many of the industry's most prominent thought leaders to its comprehensive slate of seminars, networking receptions and other sought-after events. Las Vegas Design Center is also home to the award-winning restaurant Mundo, A Culinary Haute Spot. For more information, visit LVDesignCenter.com.

Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas is a property of International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 11.5 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas.  IMC's mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries.  For more information on IMC, visit IMCenters.com.

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