Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, May 8, 2013
Roche Bobois opens Palm Beach showroom
Coral Gables, Fla. - International home furnishings company Roche Bobois opened a 6,000-sq.-ft. showroom here, located in a free-standing commercial building in North Palm Beach. The showroom is the company's first in Palm Beach County and third in Florida.
Julien Bigan, Roche Bobois general manager for the Southeast U.S., said the site, located at 136 U.S. Highway One in North Palm Beach, totals 20,000 square feet. This encompasses the building and a parking lot in front solely for the use of Roche Bobois customers and employees.
"Everyone, including the Village Council, has been very supportive of the luxury brand Roche Bobois coming to North Palm Beach, so we already feel at home," Bigan said. "The showroom will be south of the intersection of Northlake Boulevard and U.S. Highway One, with great visibility. One of the spectacular exterior features will be a double façade made of Alucobond material brought directly from Germany by ThyssenKrupp. This will create a double-height effect on the front and set us apart from the neighboring structures."
There are 240 Roche Bobois retail showrooms in 40 countries. Twenty-four of the 240 locations are in the United States.
Furnitureland South launches online sales
Jamestown, N.C. - Retailer Furnitureland South has launched online sales on its website.
The Top 100 company said the ability to buy its discounted furniture and accessories online comes after a successful beta testing period.
"Traditionally a brick-and mortar home furnishings retailer, Furnitureland South understands that the shopping habits of those in the market for furniture are changing," Pat Watkins, FLS director of marketing, said in a release. More and more people are pricing and shopping for furniture online, he said.
"With more than 500 manufacturing partners and a low price guarantee, Furnitureland South is bringing its buying power and selection to those beyond store reach," he said.
Susie Nester, e-commerce manager, said the launch "is just the beginning" for the retailer, noting that the company's online product offering is growing with the addition of new suppliers, categories and styles.
"In addition, furnishings are delivered with unmatched care and professionalism by Furnitureland South's in-house, white glove delivery team," the company said.
Touch of Wood reopens Kincaid Shoppe
Dothan, Ala. - The Touch of Wood re-opened a newly-redesigned Kincaid Shoppe in January.
The 5,000-sq.-ft. space within The Touch of Wood showcases solid wood furnishings by Kincaid Furniture.
"The new Kincaid Shoppe offers our customers great decorating ideas showing the high quality solid wood furnishings that Kincaid offers," said Joel McLeod, owner of The Touch of Wood. "We are also showcasing Kincaid's custom upholstery, occasional, bedding and Artisan Shoppe accents along with their ShoppeLink system which helps our customers design their Kincaid furnished rooms."
The proprietary ShoppeLink includes tools such as samples of wood finishes, hardware and fabric swatches along with custom design capabilities and real-time inventory and delivery information.
Houston - Designer Jonathan Adler opened a 3,500-sq.-ft. store here in April in the West Ave shopping plaza. Adler's other Texas stores are located in Austin and Dallas. His home accents offerings include accent furniture, rugs, soft goods, tabletop and decorative accessories.
Vancouver, British Columbia - British Columbia's first Crate & Barrel opened in March at 650 W. 41st Ave. here. The Vancouver store marks the retail chain's fifth location in Canada. Crate & Barrel's home accents offerings include accent furniture, rugs, lighting, wall décor, soft goods and decorative accessories.
Marshfield, Wis. - Home furnishings and accessories retailer Endless Designs opened in March at 217 S. Central Ave. According to the Stevens Point Journal, the store features in-house design consultants.
Littleton, Colo. - Larrabee's Furniture + Design opened a new 48,000-sq.-ft. store in March at 311 E. County Line Road. The store's home accents offerings include accent furniture and rugs.
Seattle - Home décor retailer Digs relocated in March from Bellingham, Wash., to a 4,000-sq.-ft. space in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, located at 2002 NW Market St. The store carries furniture, lighting, soft goods, decorative accessories and gifts, among other categories.
Napa, Calif. - Pier 1 Imports opened a new store in March at 3900 Bel Aire Plaza. Pier 1's home accents offerings include accent furniture, lighting, wall décor, rugs and soft goods.
Edgewater, N.J. - Homegoods opened a 24,000-sq.-ft. store this month at the new Edgewater Harbor retail development here, located at the intersection of River and Gorge roads. Homegoods carries furniture, lighting, rugs, wall décor, soft goods, decorative accessories and gifts.
Waukesha, Wis. - Village Shoppe opened its fourth retail store in March at 2120 E. Moreland Blvd. The 9,600-sq.-ft. store carries home and garden décor including lamps, candles and decorative accessories.
Chicago - Anthropologie opened its fourth Chicago store in March at 1548 N. Fremont St. The retail chain's home décor offerings include accent furniture, lighting, rugs, soft goods, wall décor and decorative accessories.
Send news of store openings, relocations and expansions to Assistant Editor Alexa Boschini at email@example.com.
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