W. Hollywood, CA

SCALAMANDRÉ REJOINS COHEN DESIGN CENTERS’ DESIGN & DECORATION BUILDING AND PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER WITH MULTI-YEAR SHOWROOM LEASE AGREEMENTS
Legendary Fabric House Transitions from Retail Frontage in New York and Los Angeles to Design Center Presence

NEW YORK, NY (July 18, 2014) – Cohen Design Centers (CDC) is pleased to announce a multi-year, multi-property lease agreement with Scalamandré, America’s renowned decorative textiles house. This new showroom partnership will present Scalamandre decorative fabrics, wallcoverings, trims and accessories, as well as the GRANGE furniture collection, within nearly 6,500 cumulative square-feet debuting Fall 2014 at New York’s Decoration & Design Building, Suite 202 and Los Angeles’ Pacific Design Center, Suite B684.

“Scalamandré is delighted to return to both the D&D Building and the PDC,” said Louis Renzo, CEO and owner of Scalamandré. “Our clients include the most celebrated interior designers working today. It behooves us, as a key resource, to offer our collections in the most comprehensive, convenient manner possible. The Decoration & Design Building and Pacific Design Center are where our customers are shopping, and we are excited to be part of these two   exciting and thriving communities.”

As a leading American purveyor of decorative fabrics, wallcoverings, trims, furnishings and accessories since 1929, Scalamandré’s mission is to produce the most exquisite designs with a seamless integration of styles and periods while inspiring designers and enriching their vision. Scalamandré’s ability to fluently blend a uniform balance of art and craftsmanship has been the company’s hallmark and its clear sense of integrity and correctness remains a testament to its rich heritage of uncompromising quality and excellence. The company also represents GRANGE, offering custom, timeless, classically designed furniture for bedroom, dining, living, outdoor and occasional needs.

“Scalamandré is a premier resource in the decorative fabric industry and we are thrilled to welcome the distinguished brand back to the fold at Decoration & Design Building and Pacific Design Center,” said Charles S. Cohen, owner and president, Cohen Design Centers. “This renewed relationship reinforces our mission to deliver superior product while serving as an unequaled, one-stop trade destination that exceeds the retail experience. Scalamandré’s commitment to both our New York and Los Angeles properties demonstrates the inherent value and benefits of the design center proposition.”

ABOUT SCALAMANDRÉ
Renowned for its incomparable quality, taste and style, Scalamandré is America’s most beloved design institution. Scalamandré’s ability to seamlessly blend a uniform balance of art and craftsmanship began with its founder Franco Scalamandré. Today, the company’s clear sense of integrity and correctness remains a testament to its rich heritage of uncompromising quality and excellence. Long a destination for connoisseurs of fine design and all things beautiful, it continues to showcase treasured signature classics as well as fresh new collections that are timeless, elegant and approachable. Scalamandré continues to maintain the highest level of quality and construction, hallmarks of this esteemed 82 year-old company. For more information call 800.932.4361 or visit www.scalamandre.com

ABOUT CHARLES S. COHEN

Known for his skillful repositioning of commercial real estate, Charles S. Cohen (Cohen Design Centers, Cohen Brothers Realty) heads a multi-faceted real estate development company that owns and manages more than 10 million square feet of prime Manhattan, Los Angeles, Florida and Houston office and showroom space. Other design centers owned and operated by Mr. Cohen include the Decoration & Design (D&D) Building at 979 Third Avenue in Manhattan, the Decorative Center of Houston (DCH) and the Design Center of the American (DCOTA) in Dania Beach, FL. For more information on Mr. Cohen’s commercial real estate ventures visit www.cohenbrothersrealty.com.

ABOUT PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER

Pacific Design Center is the West Coast’s leading resource for the interior design trade. Featuring 100 showrooms and 2,200 interior product lines, PDC sells to the trade professional and design enthusiast. PDC serves the needs of the design, entertainment and arts communities by providing public and private conference spaces for lectures, meetings, special events, screenings, exhibitions and receptions. A premier, multi-use facility, Pacific Design Center features The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA); two Wolfgang Puck restaurants; Design Café; Silver Screen Theater, a 388 seat state-of-the-art luxury film venue and reception facility featuring sound by Steinway Lyngdorf; and Blue Conference Center, a 200-seat facility fully equipped for lectures, conferences and public meetings. Pacific Design Center is located at 8687 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, CA. For more information, call 310.657.0800 or visit www.pacificdesigncenter.com

MEDIA CONTACT
K+J Agency for Pacific Design Center
Karen Peterson | 917.553.7638 | karen@kj-agency.com
Joanne Gibbs | 917.797.4698 | jo@kj-agency.com