Skandinavia joins Contemporary Design Group
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, October 7, 2013
SAN DIEGO - Skandinavia Contemporary Interiors in Austin, Texas, has joined the Contemporary Design Group buying group here.
Skandinavia is owned and operated by Shawn and Erika Olsen, who acquired the retailer in 2005. It has been in business since 1971.
CDG's president, Howard Haimsohn, said the Olsens will bring experience to the group.
"Austin is a very hip, cosmopolitan and contemporary market," he said. "We're proud to work with one of the finest contemporary stores in the area."
Shawn Olsen said Skandinavia believed CDG and its members would offer "fresh ideas, purchasing power, strategic thinking, some added significance, plus the opportunity to build on friendships, and stay retail-fresh with ideas shared across the group."
The Contemporary Design Group is a buying and performance group of independent home furnishings retailers, specializing in modern and contemporary design. With Skandinavia, CDG now has 24 retail members with 39 showrooms in 36 cities.