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|Ethan Allen’s Regional Flagship Design Center in Chicago Features Technology with a Human Touch|
Chicago, Illinois, September 15, 2017 – Ethan Allen has opened a new Design Center in Chicago's vibrant Lincoln Park retail area. The Design Center, which features nearly 9,000 square feet of floor space, perfectly complements this growing neighborhood of upscale national retailers, restaurants, boutiques, bookstores, coffee shops, and clubs.
"We see every Design Center opening as an opportunity to expand on what we do best," says Farooq Kathwari, Ethan Allen's chairman, president, and CEO, "and what truly differentiates Ethan Allen is the quality of our customer experience. Ethan Allen is more than a furniture company, although our craftsmanship has earned a longstanding reputation for quality. We also offer complimentary design consultations with some of the area's most skilled, experienced, and creative designers."
The Design Center in Lincoln Park has an urban aesthetic, where exposed concrete floors and reclaimed brick highlight the building's wood truss construction. The open floor plan features client-accessible touchscreens and designer workstations, which project from a tall glass façade. Clients can use touchscreens to access the Ethan Allen website, where they will find detailed product descriptions and design inspiration, or they can or sit at a workstation with a designer, where they can view floor plans, as well as before-and-after images of their space, on a large screen.
The Design Center layout is an expression of Ethan Allen's vision to transform the traditional furniture store into a full-scale design resource center, where customers can interact with online resources as well as get firsthand information from experienced designers. The Design Center also features Ethan Allen's latest product offerings, including Ethan Allen I Disney and Custom Quick Ship furnishings. This fall, the Design Center in Lincoln Park will unveil the company's newest line of products, which blend timeless style with a modern, global vibe.
"Ethan Allen has been in business for 85 years," says Pam Bemus, Vice President of Ethan Allen's Great Lakes Region Retail Division. "Our new Design Centers keep the best of our history—extraordinary craftsmanship and timeless style—while incorporating cutting-edge in-store technology, product designs that fit our clients' twenty-first-century lifestyles, and complimentary design service to ensure that clients always get the solutions they need."
Ethan Allen has additional Design Centers throughout Chicagoland, including locations in Skokie, Schaumburg, Naperville, Oak Brook, and Orland Park.
The Ethan Allen Design Center is located at 1500 North Halsted Street in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Hours are Monday — Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please contact the Design Center at (312) 280-0907 or visit ethanallen.com/chicago.
About Ethan Allen
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) is a leading interior design company, manufacturer, and retailer of quality home furnishings. The company offers complimentary interior design services and sells a full range of furniture products and decorative accessories through ethanallen.com, Amazon.com, and a network of approximately 300 Design Centers in the United States and abroad. Ethan Allen owns and operates nine manufacturing facilities, including six manufacturing plants and one sawmill in the U.S. plus one plant each in Mexico and Honduras. Approximately 75 percent of our products are made in our North American plants. For more information on Ethan Allen's products and services, visit ethanallen.com.MEDIA CONTACT:
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