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SHOWROOM SPOTLIGHTS

ARTAIC EXPANDS INTO NEW SPACE

DESIGN WITHIN REACH CONTRACT POPS UP AT THE BDC

Two of the most respected brands in design have combined forces, while still maintaining the existing portfolio of each company. Lee Silberman, long-time Duralee Fabrics executive, has been named CEO of The Robert Allen Duralee Group.

Artaic’s new 6,200-square-foot showroom also includes the firm’s office (sales and design), as well as production and research & development. Their state-of-the-art gallery/showroom beautifully displays the cutting-edge, computer-driven and robotically-assembled mosaic creations that they’re capable of, from ceiling to floor in a continuous, flowing design.

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DWR Contract (DWRC) is a division of modern furniture retailer Design Within Reach and this is its first contract showroom in the country, marking an increased market presence for the company’s fast-growing business segment. Clients will enjoy access to a single comprehensive source for dining and bar and lounge seating, outdoor furniture and more—much of which is quick-ship—and the ability to conveniently sample products for new projects and client presentations. Brands represented in the new showroom include Tacchini, Softline, Stellar Works, Loll Designs, Muuto and Fritz Hansen. Exclusive products developed by DWR will also be shown.

THE ROBERT ALLEN GROUP AND DURALEE FABRICS MERGE TO CREATE DESIGN INDUSTRY POWERHOUSE

DESIGNER FAVORITE BLANCHE FIELD RETURNS TO THE BDC Blanche Field is a premier source for custom lampshades and lighting since 1905. Previously a tenant in the Boston Design Center, Blanche P. Field has returned to the third floor of the BDC after having inhabited the Makers’ Guild at the Innovation and Design Building. Their new showroom will have an expanded collection, including lighting, and combines the sales floor with on-site custom lampshade manufacturing. Suite 335

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