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THOMASVILLE TEAMS WITH JENA HALL, ANNOUNCES NEW COLLECTION FOR FALL

TONY YARUSSI TO LEAD CASE GOODS DEVELOPMENT FOR THOMASVILLE

THOMASVILLE DELIVERS NEXT LEVEL COMFORT

THOMASVILLE TAKES ON TOWN AND COUNTRY WITH WHOLE HOME CASE COLLECTIONS


THOMASVILLE TEAMS WITH JENA HALL, ANNOUNCES NEW COLLECTION FOR FALL

High Point, NC—August 20, 2015—Thomasville is launching a series of furniture collections named Elements & Origins™, designed and curated by Jena Hall—designer, creative strategist, and American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame inductee. The collections will be unveiled at the fall 2015 High Point Market.

According to Hall, the series is named Elements & Origins™ because it is inspired by the creative impact our forefathers have long had on American home furnishings, a style she dubs “American Nouveau™.” Updated for the way we live and decorate today, while celebrating our individual family origins, the collections are based on heirlooms and cherished possessions brought from faraway homelands to the New World. 

An exciting, comprehensive whole-home furniture series that includes both case goods and upholstery, Elements & Origins™ begins with Northern European influences of Paris, Britain, and Scandinavian regions – three of the most prominent homelands of the earliest settlers to America.  In discussing her new furniture series set for launch at the fall 2015 High Point Market, Jena Hall explains, “Elements & Origins™ offers consumers an exciting way to use their treasured family pieces while adding newer, more functional items that blend seamlessly in a room as though they have always been part of a family’s personal journey.” Further, she says, “The collections in this series are uniquely and distinctly identifiable of the regions that they draw inspiration from, yet can easily be mixed and mingled together. Whether driven by family heritage or elements that replay memories of recent adventurous travels, these collections are more than beautiful furnishings—they are the stories that we know and love to tell.”

Paul Peters, senior vice president of merchandising for Heritage Home Group, believes the time is right for the Elements & Origins furniture series. “Encompassing nearly 100 pieces, this series is a major move for the Thomasville brand. It is a fresh palette of on-trend finishes and updated traditional forms that not only tell a story, but puts our consumers at the very heart of that story. It is vibrant and perfectly scaled with price points that fall in the ‘better’ and ‘best’ categories—I could not be more excited about these collections.”

Roxanne Bernstein, chief marketing officer for Heritage Home Group relates, “For the launch of Elements & Origins™, we have a robust marketing playbook for our retail partners. This playbook will not only include display and signage packages, planograms, and inspirations, but it will also include television commercials, tear sheets, print advertisements, and digital banner ads to be used at the discretion of our retail partners. Our national support will supplement their local efforts in order to deliver a powerful message to shoppers. We are driving Thomasville back to what it does best—delight consumers and build the business of our retail partners. We intend to make a big splash with this launch.”

About Thomasville:

Headquartered in High Point, NC, Thomasville Furniture designs and manufactures premium wood furniture, upholstery products, and outdoor furniture.  Began as a chair company more than 110 years ago, Thomasville has evolved into one of the most highly recognized brands of premium furniture in the market today.  Thomasville is sold through company-owned retail stores, independent Thomasville stores and premium multi-line furniture stores throughout the country and across the globe.  Thomasville is part of Heritage Home Group, which also includes in its stellar portfolio name brands such as Broyhill, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Hickory Chair, La Barge, Lane Venture, Maitland-Smith and Pearson.

About Jena Hall:

An inductee in the prestigious American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame for innovation and industry contributions, Hall has been a pioneer and successful leader in the field of home furnishings industry licensing. As the creative engine and business strategist behind more than 40,000 original home furnishings products introduced in the retail market worldwide, Jena has been the industry’s go-to resource for innovative projects, as well as the development of private label and licensing programs for decades. 


TONY YARUSSI TO LEAD CASE GOODS DEVELOPMENT FOR THOMASVILLE

Thomasville, NC—August 6, 2015—Heritage Home Group (HHG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Yarussi to the position of Director, Case Goods Merchandising for the Thomasville brand.

Tony Yarussi joins HHG from Thomasville of New Jersey where he previously served as Director of Store Operations. Tony has an impressive background that includes 23 years of experience in the furniture industry, the last six years of which were dedicated to Thomasville.  “I am thrilled to be joining HHG at such an exciting time.  I look forward to working with everyone at Thomasville to drive growth through compelling new case goods products,” said Tony.

“As a previous furniture business owner, Tony brings extensive retail furniture management experience, as well as expertise in merchandising, sales and operations,” said Paul Peters, Senior Vice President of Merchandising. “Tony is well versed in Thomasville and I am confident that he will make an immediate positive impact on the brand.”  Tony Yarussi will report directly to Paul Peters in this assignment.

Prior to Tony’s arrival, this critical position was filled by Bruce Frenzel who managed development of case goods on both the Thomasville and Broyhill brands.  With the appointment of Yarussi to this position, Frenzel will now be focused on driving the development of case goods for Broyhill, exclusively.  “Everyone at HHG thanks Bruce for his tireless efforts in merchandising both the Broyhill and Thomasville brands,” said Peters. “Bruce’s new position will allow him to focus on continued momentum on Broyhill, while better aligning our objectives for differentiated brands in the market place.”

About Heritage Home Group LLC :
Heritage Home Group is a world leader in designing, manufacturing, sourcing and retailing home furnishings. They market their products through a wide range of channels, including their own Thomasville retail stores, interior designers, multi-line/independent retailers and mass merchant stores. Their portfolio includes Thomasville, Broyhill, Lane, Hickory Chair, Pearson, Maitland-Smith, La Barge, Lane Venture, Drexel-Heritage and Henredon brands.


THOMASVILLE DELIVERS NEXT LEVEL COMFORT

Upholstery Leader Revamps Seating Structure, Focuses on Multi-function and Small Space Living

High Point, NC—April 16, 2015—Consumers consistently say the top factors when buying upholstered furniture are comfort and durability. This in mind, Thomasville tasked its expert craftspeople with re-engineering its already comfortable seating structure and the resulting Thomasville Comfort System debuts here this week. Key words: Next Level Comfort!

Designed to deliver both superior comfort and years of consistent seating performance, the Thomasville Comfort System pairs a new drop-in coil unit with a 2.0 cushion core. Comfort is maintained by individual springs that comprise the coil system, and the springs are interconnected by a link-top design which distributes weight more evenly than an eight-way hand-tied base. In terms of durability, the Comfort System will not lose its shape, height, coil support or resiliency, for long-lasting comfort consumers can count on.  Made from recycled wire and steel, and manufactured in the U.S., the Comfort System is also environmentally responsible.

Market-goers can experience the Thomasville Comfort System on one of four new sofa collections, and more than 150 new fabrics ensure all the comfort is complemented by great style. Among these, Brady is all about modern elegance with beautifully splayed arms and a curvaceous front rail that is accented with nail head trim. Available in fabric or leather, the Brady Collection includes a matching chair and ottoman.  The sophisticated Beau sofa, meanwhile, is a two-over-two apartment-sized sofa with a picture-framed curved back, nail head trim and a perfectly scaled track arm.

New chairs include the fabulously functional,  elegant and uber-comfy Sally Swivel with barrel back, a great choice for open floor and small space living. Accented with wood trim along her base, Sally makes for great conversation in pairs. The more traditional Delia Swivel with a tall back, modern-style wing and small, round arms is perfectly scaled, while the Miranda Ottoman with tall, sexy legs morphs easily from traditional to contemporary depending on the fabric chosen. Available in both square and rectangular sizes, Miranda is a go-anywhere piece that transform to suit her space. The Henrick Bench/Ottoman is a must-have for those who seek multifunctional pieces; he’s equally happy as a bench at the end of a bed, or as an ottoman complementing just the right sofa. Available in fabric or leather, Henrick is decidedly traditional with a detailed turned leg and handsome castor. 

About Thomasville:

Headquartered in High Point, NC, Thomasville Furniture designs and manufactures premium wood furniture, upholstery products, and outdoor furniture.  Began as a chair company more than 110 years ago, Thomasville has evolved into one of the most highly recognized brands of premium furniture in the market today.  Thomasville is sold through company-owned retail stores, independent Thomasville stores and premium multi-line furniture stores throughout the country and across the globe.  Thomasville is part of Heritage Home Group, which also includes in its stellar portfolio name brands Broyhill, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Hickory Chair, La Barge, Lane Venture, Maitland-Smith and Pearson.

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THOMASVILLE TAKES ON TOWN AND COUNTRY WITH WHOLE HOME CASE COLLECTIONS

Avenue A Designed for Downtown/Casa Veneto Channels Southern European Elegance 

Established Wheatmore Manor Evolves With Addition of Dining and Occasional

High Point, NC—April 16, 2015—Thomasville takes on both town and country this season with a pair of new whole home case collections debuting here. City dwellers will gravitate to Avenue A, an edgy, mixed-media bedroom, dining and occasional collection, while suburbanites with a taste for the elegance of Southern Europe will feel right at home in Casa Veneto.

Scaled for metropolitan lifestyles, Avenue A incorporates interesting materials such as cast fusion glass and cast metal accents. The sensuous designs re-think scale and function with an attitude created to appeal to the Millennial crowd, as well as down-sizing Boomers eager to shed their McMansions for the culture, excitement and walkability of urban environs. Keep an eye out for the sleek Jayson Buffet and the Leah Lingerie Chest with concealed storage that opens to reveal a hidden space for valuables.

At the same time, as metropolitan areas boom in population, new home sizes in the suburbs continue to swell to an average of 2,500 square feet. The whole home Casa Veneto collection interprets new traditional design with a sense of casual elegance, for a look that celebrates southern Europe artistry. Featured items include an impressive carved panel bed, a stately dresser and the chest on chest with elegantly curved fronts. The authenticity of time worn beauty inspired the special finish available on select accent configuration with extension pieces, adding to the allure and interest of this collection.

Named for the founder’s country home, the Wheatmore Manor Dining and Occasional Collection builds on the popularity of the Wheatmore Manor Bedroom Collection introduced last fall. Available as an expandable rectangular dining table or a round table for more intimate settings, Wheatmore stands apart with classic pilaster and raised panel details made of Acacia veneers in a rustic finish.

About Thomasville:

In 2014, Thomasville celebrated its 110th Anniversary of providing beautiful furniture made for discerning customers throughout the United States. While Thomasville began as a chair company, we have thoughtfully evolved into a resource for attainable design, providing not only whole home and outdoor furniture solutions, but also through strong and valued partnerships, solutions for kitchen cabinetry, innovative lighting and accessories, top of bed, mattresses, rugs, wood care/cleaning products and more. Thomasville is part of Heritage Home Group, which also includes in its stellar portfolio name brands Broyhill, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Hickory Chair, La Barge, Lane Venture, Maitland-Smith and Pearson.

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