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Ethan Allen Opens New Design Center in Chicago

The 9,000 square-foot space features client-accessible touch screen technology. 

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Ethan Allen's new Design Center in Chicago's Lincoln Park complements the growing neighborhood of upscale national retailers, restaurants and boutiques.

Ethan Allen announced last week that it has opened a new Design Center in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Featuring nearly 9,000 square feet of floor space, the Design Center has exposed concrete floors, reclaimed brick and an open floor plan. The space features client-accessible touch screens and designer workstations that project from a tall glass façade.

Clients can use the touch screens to access the Ethan Allen website for product information and design inspiration. They can also sit at a workstation with a designer and view floor plans as well as before-and-after images of their space.

The Design Center layout is an expression of Ethan Allen's vision to transform the traditional furniture store into a full-scale design resource center, where customers can interact with online resources and access firsthand information from experienced designers.

"Ethan Allen has been in business for 85 years,” says Pam Bemus, Vice President of Ethan Allen’s Great Lakes Region Retail Division. “Our new Design Centers keep the best of our history—extraordinary craftsmanship and timeless style—while incorporating cutting-edge in-store technology, product designs that fit our clients' twenty-first-century lifestyles and complimentary design service to ensure that clients always get the solutions they need."

The Design Center also features Ethan Allen's latest product offerings, including Ethan Allen I Disney and Custom Quick Ship furnishings. This fall, the Design Center in Lincoln Park will unveil the company's newest line of products.

"We see every Design Center opening as an opportunity to expand on what we do best," says Farooq Kathwari, Ethan Allen's Chairman, President and CEO, "and what truly differentiates Ethan Allen is the quality of our customer experience.”

Ethan Allen has additional Design Centers throughout Chicagoland, including locations in Skokie, Schaumburg, Naperville, Oak Brook and Orland Park.

The Ethan Allen Design Center is located at 1500 North Halsted Street in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays 12-6 p.m. For more information, contact the Design Center at 312-280-0907 or visit www.ethanallen.com.

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