W. Hollywood, CA

32 Internationally Renowned Brands and Market Innovators Debut, Expand and Extend, Defining PDC’s Vitality as the West Coast’s Premier Design Center Destination

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA (January 8, 2014) – Pacific Design Center (PDC) announces a vigorous year of leasing transactions, advancing the wealth of international luxury resources now available from the nation’s preeminent design destination.

Debuting powerhouse brands such as Dedon, Knoll Luxe and Maharam joined renewing and expanding PDC veteran showrooms including Andrew Martin, David Sutherland, Holly Hunt, Kravet, Michael Taylor and Osborne & Little, delivering more than 109,000 square-feet to serve the interior design professional.

“We have enjoyed an unparalleled surge of showroom leasing during the 2013 year fueling our momentum for greater success in 2014,” said Charles S. Cohen, owner and president, Pacific Design Center. “Our ability to attract and present the design industry’s foremost manufacturers alongside new boutique brands continues to position Pacific Design Center as the West Coast’s most coveted venue for superior home furnishings to the trade. With improved economic optimism in the luxury sector buoyed by greater consumer confidence, we expect an increased demand for showroom occupancy driving exponential growth in customer traffic this year.” Setting the benchmark for greater design commerce, PDC witnessed a 44% spike in 2013 foot-traffic over the previous year, reinforcing its dominance as the region’s most comprehensive, must-shop marketplace for exclusive luxury goods.

Among the 120-plus showrooms and 2,200 product lines represented within it’s 1.2 million square-foot campus, Pacific Design Center is proud to tout these 32 distinctive resources as part of its 2013 success story:

Bausman & Company | Suite B355
Casa Bonita | Suite B420
DEDON | Suite B188
Francesco Molon | Suite B540
Heart Italia | Suite B408
Knoll Luxe | Suite B117
Maharam | Suite G152
SFC Flooring | Suite G298
Soolip | Suites G154, BM06
Steinway & Sons | Suite BM50
David Sutherland | Suite B182
Kravet | Suite B633 | Witford
Witford | Suite B515

Aga John Oriental Rugs | B538
Ajaz Nanda Designs, Inc. | BM28
Andrew Martin | G295
Ashbury Hides | B605
Audio Video Interiors West, Inc. | G275/G280
Chelsea Carpets, Inc. | B427
Creative Environments | B103
David Sutherland | B182
D’Escoto West | BM34
Hanassab Oriental Rug Imports | B149
Holly Hunt | B377
James Perse | B130
J.H. Minassian & Co. | B139/B147
Michael Taylor Designs, Inc. | B542
Michaelian & Kohlberg, Inc. | B500/B502
Osborne & Little, Inc. | B643
Paston-Rawleigh Everett | M9
The Robert Allen Group | B499
Tai Ping Carpets Americas, Inc. | B400

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.

Pacific Design Center is the west coast’s leading resource for the interior design trades. With more than 120 showrooms and 2,200 interior product lines, PDC sells to the design professional and 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

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