Ethan Allen Continues International Expansion
Design Centers Open For Business in Montreal and Brussels
DANBURY, Conn. -- November 29, 2012
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH), a leading American style and interior
design authority currently celebrating its milestone 80^th anniversary,
continued its international expansion with the opening of Design Centers in
Montreal and Brussels.
Located in the upscale Les Cours Mont-Royal shopping center at 998 Boulevard
de Maisonneuve Ouest, the nearly 10,000-square-foot Design Center in Montreal
opened on November 28^th. The company launched its first-ever bilingual
e-commerce website, ethanallen.ca, to coincide with the opening. Ethan Allen
has had a presence in Canada for over a decade and plans to continue its
expansion into other Canadian markets.
“As an UNESCO City of Design, Montreal made perfect sense for the expansion of
a design-focused brand such as ours,” said Ethan Allen Chairman, President and
CEO Farooq Kathwari. “We chose the Montreal location because it’s in the
center of the city, where our clients shop, and because we believe that the
style-seekers there will relate well to our luxury made affordable approach to
Ethan Allen will also make its entry into the European market with a Design
Center at Place Du Grand Sablon 37, Brussels, opening on December 7^th. That
Design Center will serve as a springboard for further expansion in Europe. The
company will use its presence at January’s prestigious Maison y Objet trade
show in Paris to generate excitement, build interest within the European
design community, and draw potential partners. In 2013, the company will also
launch a European website.
“We chose Brussels for our European debut because it is truly in the center of
Europe and our grand, three-story showplace on beautiful, historic
Sablon/Zavel Square because it is at the center of the Brussels design
community,” said Kathwari. “We are excited to bring the Ethan Allen experience
to Europe and are proud to be able to offer our friends in Brussels incredible
value without compromising on style, quality, or the legendary design service
that has made us a leading style and design authority for 80 years,” added
Ethan Allen takes pride in its 80-year heritage of great design and quality
manufacturing. The new Design Centers in Montreal and Brussels bring the
number of international Ethan Allen locations to nearly 100. By the end of
2012, Ethan Allen will have 77 locations in China alone.
About Ethan Allen
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. 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 eight manufacturing facilities including six manufacturing
facilities in the United States plus a plant in Mexico and one in Honduras.
Approximately seventy percent of its products are made in its North American
plants. For more information on Ethan Allen's products and services, visit
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.
November Rawlings, 203-743-8293
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