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|Ethan Allen Brings a New Design Center Concept to Miami, FL|
Danbury, Conn. – February 15, 2012 – Chairman, President and CEO of Ethan Allen, Farooq Kathwari, joined representatives from Miami City Ballet for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and fundraising event on February 9, 2012. The festivities were in celebration of the grand opening of the new interactive Ethan Allen Design Center at 9775 South Dixie Highway.
“The new Design Center showcases products from our 5 Signature Lifestyles - and a majority of them are new designs, with even more on the way for a total of 60% new products since September 2011,” said Mr. Kathwari. “Our focus on providing not only diversity of style and good value but also complimentary design service and white-glove home delivery are major differentiating attributes that set us apart, and we are very pleased to be back in the South Miami area.”
At the grand opening event, guests mingled and toured the state-of-the-art facility, where the newest Ethan Allen products are arranged in eye-catching room displays. They also bid on silent auction items that included gift certificates for fine dining, tickets to a world-class ballet performance, and furnishings from the company's own 5 Signature Lifestyles. All proceeds benefited Miami City Ballet, one of the largest ballet companies in the country, led by founding artistic director Edward Villella.
Mr. Kathwari noted that Ethan Allen has been part of the American landscape for nearly 80 years and that every community the company serves is important. “We appreciate the warm response we’ve received from our friends in Miami and the surrounding communities," he added. "We look forward to continuing the expansion of our Design Center network in the months ahead."
Ethan Allen plans to open several new Design Centers in the U.S. and abroad this year.
About Ethan Allen
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE:ETH) is a leading interior design company and manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings. The company offers free interior design service to its clients and sells a full range of furniture products and decorative accessories through ethanallen.com and a network of approximately 300 Design Centers in the United States and abroad. Ethan Allen owns and operates seven manufacturing facilities in North America, including five manufacturing plants and one sawmill in the United States and one manufacturing plant in Mexico. Approximately seventy percent of its products are made in its United States plants. For more information on Ethan Allen's products and services, visit ethanallen.com.