Ashley Furniture Takes Permanent Showroom in Chicago Merchandise Mart
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Ashley) will launch their new Outdoor by Ashley collections in a new showroom this July at the Chicago Merchandise Mart. Their new home at theMART is suite #1650 on the 16th floor and will be filled with many new collections made from wood, wicker, aluminum and a variety of other materials.
“We are extremely excited to have a permanent home at theMART,” said Todd Wanek, president and CEO of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. “Our outdoor business has been very strong and our debut in Chicago last year in the 7th floor exhibit hall was exceptional. Now we’re taking it to the next level and want to provide our customers with a great shopping experience in a comfortable setting; we believe theMART is a great venue to sell our line.”
“We are thrilled that Ashley Furniture has established a permanent presence at the Mart. Ashley’s presence here will further broaden the already wide variety of outdoor products available at the ICFA Preview and Casual Market Chicago,” said Byron Morton, vice president of Leasing, theMART.
“We are going to kick-off the opening of our new showroom with a large assortment of new collections that will be ready to ship by January, said Andy Sokol, vice president of Merchandising for Outdoor by Ashley. “We’ve been working really hard to bring new and exciting collections to market with the fashion and value that Ashley is known for. Plus, we will be showcasing our best sellers that are in stock now, and will be for the rest of the year, so buyers can plan for both 2019 and for 2020.”
As the world’s largest furniture manufacturer, Ashley can support their customers with unmatched logistics, inventory and marketing strategies. With over 20 product categories, Ashley allows customers to furnish every room in the home, indoors and out.
About Ashley Furniture Industries
Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Ashley) feels that every person deserves more value for their money. Established in 1945, Ashley is the largest manufacturer of home furnishings in the world, and was named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes in 2017. From design through fulfillment, Ashley is committed to delivering the world’s best home furnishing values, selection and service, and earning the loyalty and trust of its customers every day.
About the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart (theMART)
The Design Center, located in Chicago's historic Merchandise Mart, is home to four floors constituting the world's largest and finest design center. As a leader in the $65 billion residential home furnishings market, the Design Center offers the largest presentation of high-end, customizable, residential and outdoor home furnishings worldwide, all under one roof. Encompassing 750,000 square feet, boasting more than 125 showrooms and featuring more than 2,500 product lines, it is the ultimate resource for designers and design enthusiasts of luxury furniture, fabrics, floor coverings, wall coverings, lighting and much more.