ARHAUS FURNITURE BRINGING ITS HANDCRAFTED FURNISHINGS TO DALLAS
Retailer now renovating 24,000+ sq. ft. space at NorthPark Center for a summer 2014 opening
CLEVELAND (May 9, 2013) – Arhaus Furniture, known internationally for its exclusive assortment of handcrafted home goods, is opening store no. 3 in Texas—this time in the Dallas/Ft. Worth market. The 24,000 sq. ft. gallery space at NorthPark Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, in Dallas sits between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom on the upper level and marks the company’s 47th store to open in the U.S.
The Dallas announcement for the retailer follows recent openings at Houston’s Centre at Post Oak and in Austin at The Domain. “We look forward to enhancing NorthPark Center’s offerings in home furnishings while introducing to North Texas this wonderful concept in modern décor, which we know will be warmly received in this market.” Kristen Gibbins, spokesperson, NorthPark Center.
Arhaus also sells online at www.arhaus.com.
CEO John Reed attributes the privately held company’s success and continued expansion to the artisanal assortment of product made by independent craftsman all over the world and exclusive to his stores. He also credits the store’s footprint—designed to oh and ah customers into mimicking the looks in their own home. “We offer the right combination of designs that Americans are comfortable living with and decorating their homes with, and we merchandise them in the kind of environment that our customers not only feel inspired by, but comfortable shopping in.”
In general Arhaus stores range anywhere from 13,000 to 35,000 sq. ft.
Within weeks of the grand opening, the store will be beautifully outfitted in the of the retailer’s one-of-a-kind designs and timeless classics including: sofas, sectionals and chairs wrapped in organic, leather and custom order fabrics; dining tables and chairs for indoors and out; antiques and replicas; bedroom furniture and private label bedding collections; library and office appropriate pieces; wall units and an assortment of media centers for hi-tech gadgets; and a large assortment of seasonal accessories.
All are set in an interior boasting such architectural details as skylights, a river rock fireplace, hand-painted murals, and a combination of distressed oak and stone flooring, as well as signature display elements like the Arhaus “chair wall” showcasing dining seats of every size and shape, and “accessory column” stacked top to bottom with seasonal soft goods and glasswork. “Our build-out is like no other in the industry,” says Reed. “We invest a great deal of time creating an environment that not only appeals to the shopper, but maintains our trademark look and feel.”
The Arhaus ethos is all about workmanship and has been since 1986.
Going back to the beginning
The business is 25+ years old. It all started with a single store in Cleveland’s Flats. Arhaus is named after Denmark’s port city Aarhus (pronounced ar hoos). “We drove state-by-state sourcing materials and products, tracking inventory by hand, and making personal deliveries,” says Reed. “We were committed to finding good design and going directly to the source was something that wasn’t being done.”
Today, Arhaus continues to work directly with artisans all over the world. More than 60 percent of the assortment is made in the U.S.A. currently and this number is growing according to Reed.
Making the merchandise
Details like hand-painted and distressed finishes, dovetail joinery, hand-hammered copper and eight-way hand-tied upholstery set Arhaus’ merchandise apart from other home furnishing stores and make the retailer a destination point in every market. The company’s product development team travels the world to find its unique pieces. “We buy from markets in Paris and even from village shops in Indonesia,” says Chief Creative Officer Gary Babcock.
And, artisans maintain the retailer’s original commitment: to never to use wood from endangered rainforests in the manufacture of its goods. “Whenever possible, we rely on renewable and recycled materials to make anything from a single bench, to a glass vase,” says Babcock.
Arhaus Furniture: Arhaus offers a compelling, inspiration-filled environment—stores average 20,000+ sq. ft.—filled with one-of-a-kind handcrafted home furnishings reflective of a distinct global point-of-view. Arhaus collaborates with skilled artisans all over the world who craft its many exclusive collections, which are complemented by timeless upholstered pieces (slipcovered, leather and custom-ordered seating), indoor and outdoor dining tables and chairs, bedroom and office furniture, seasonally-inspired accessories, private label bedding, throws and accents, and more. Made of the world’s finest materials (with attention to sustainability), products are presented in dramatic lifestyle settings infused with original architectural elements imported from Parisian flea markets and Tuscan villas, hand-painted murals, Arhaus Relics, or repurposed antiques, and the freshest botanicals sourced locally in each store market. Privately owned and operated, currently there 40+ stores in the U.S. The home furnishings retailer was founded in 1986 by father and son, Jack and John Reed, and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH. For more information, call 866.427.4287 or visit us on the web at arhaus.com.
“Furnishing a better world.” This is our philosophy; it dates back to 1986 when father and son, Jack and John Reed, opened the first store location in Cleveland and vowed never to use wood from the world’s endangered rainforests in the making of an Arhaus design. Today, nearly 50 percent of our collections are made of recycled material—everything from glass, to metals like copper and wood cast off from far off lands. To ensure our values are upheld, we work with artisans who share our earth conscious values and use renewable and recycled materials when crafting pieces for our stores. Sustainably sourced timbers like Teak, Bamboo and Mango—grown for the sole purpose of building—are used. And because we love a good story, we use reclaimed materials whenever possible, namely wood from countries tearing down dilapidated barns, shipyards and rural structures, and we refurbish one-of-a-kind antiques—we call these pieces Relics. To further minimize our impact on the environment, our stores, corporate offices and even delivery trucks operate as maximum energy efficiency and promotional pieces are printed using soy-based ink and on recycled paper.
NorthPark Center: Named as one of the "7 Retail Wonders of the Modern World" by Shopping Centers Today, NorthPark Center offers an unparalleled luxury shopping experience with 225 unique retailers, restaurants and legendary department stores set amid a magnificent setting of internationally acclaimed 20th and 21st century art, award-winning architecture and extraordinary landscaping. The center has won countless awards, including the American Institute of Architects' Best Design of the Decade. NorthPark Center is privately owned, managed, operated and leased by husband and wife team, David J. Haemisegger and Nancy A. Nasher. In 2012, NorthPark Center surpassed $1 billion in total overall sales placing it among the top five performing shopping centers in the United States. In 2006, NorthPark Center completed a $250 million expansion, which included the addition of 1.2-million-square-feet of retail, restaurant and community space, a 1.4-acre sculpture garden, CenterPark, and a state-of-the-art movie theatre, AMC NorthPark 15. NorthPark Center is the largest shopping center in North Texas with over 2 million square feet. NorthPark Center is five miles north of downtown Dallas, 30 miles east of Fort Worth and at the center of it all with convenient access to surrounding suburbs. Dallas Love Field Airport and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport are both located within 20 minutes. Convenient surface parking and four multi-level garages are available at multiple locations. NorthPark features seven different valet drop off/pick up locations, which allow visitors to valet at one location and pick up from another – ideal for shoppers with children, special needs, or those who anticipate handling a heavy load.
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