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M Design Village acquires BK Home Furniture

Purchase will expand crib manufacturer's presence in case goods

HIGH POINT – Nursery furniture specialist M Design Village, LLC has acquired case goods importer BK Home as part of a strategy to expand the crib manufacturer's presence in adult and youth bedroom and dining room furniture.

The company, which is run by nursery industry veteran Munir Hussain, closed the deal to purchase BK Home July 5. While officials did not reveal a purchase price, the acquisition does include the intellectual property of BK Home, including its product designs.

The company also has named company founder and owner William Kemp to serve as president of the new furniture division of M Design Village, which will continue under the name BK Home Furniture.

In a statement, Hussain said that the company looks forward to its launch of bedroom, dining and youth furniture and plans to show 12 newly designed furniture groups at the October High Point Market.

“This is a very exciting time in our growth, and we plan to bring not only innovative product but also new ideas in merchandising to reach today’s changing consumer,” he said. “We are excited to take advantage of our solid manufacturing relationships which will facilitate exciting new product at strong values.”

Kemp said he is excited about the new partnership with Hussain.

“This will allow us to tap into each other’s strengths to produce a better product at very competitive prices.” Kemp said. “Going forward, we will use this new affiliation to produce furniture under the BK Home Furniture brand name taking advantage of new value opportunities created by joining M Design Village.”

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today
trussell@furnituretoday.com

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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