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Silvano Banfi and Frank Zambrelli Design High Point Introductions For Robin Bruce

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Known for their signature designs for top houses including Judith Leiber, Calvin Klein and Nanette Lepore, as well as their own couture shoe line; Silvano Banfi and Frank Zambrelli have taken their shared vision into a new realm of fashion design - furniture. Robin Bruce has enlisted the highly sought after team to design their new Fall 2007 collection of upholstery furniture. The Banfi Zambrelli for Robin Bruce collection will debut at the High Point International Home Furnishings Market in March 2007 and will be available in select stores in May 2007. The line of custom designed sofas, chairs and ottomans brings to life Banfi and Zambrelli’s vision of “pure” and “sinful,” with clean-line styles and textiles ranging from shimmering textures to rich brocades. “We approached furniture design the way we do all forms of fashion, we envision a certain type of woman and bring to life an aesthetic that would please her,” said Banfi. “Every woman has a good girl and a bad girl inside; our furniture designs and fabrics represent the alter egos of the same person. One day she wants to wear striking jewel tones and the next white linen. This same woman would also want to express both her pure and sinful sides in her home décor – she was our inspiration,” said Zambrelli. “Robin Bruce is a creative line of furniture and we thought the best way to show its versatility was to invite guest designers Frank Zambrelli and Silvano Banfi to put their mark on it. It gives a unique and sophisticated perspective to Robin Bruce,” said Stefanie Lucas, Senior Vice President of Robin Bruce and Rowe Furniture, LLC. The design team looked to luxury forms of transportation as inspiration for the aero-dynamic lines of their modernized chairs, sofas and ottomans, reinterpreting classics such as 1930’s club furniture, and the streamlined aesthetic of seating found inside a Gulf Stream 5 or a yacht. “We are known for designing pieces on the classic side of the very modern. Our Banfi Zambrelli for Robin Bruce pieces are no different; they are not contemporary just for the sake of modernity, but are pieces that will be striking in the home for years and years to come,” said Zambrelli. As always with Robin Bruce, customers can choose to customize the pieces with a myriad of fabrics and colors. Pure and sinful looks can be mixed for an eclectic look, or matched for a tonal look. Banfi Zambrelli for Robin Bruce, like all Robin Bruce designs, will be delivered in about 30 days of purchase, unlike most customizable furniture brands that can take months to be delivered to the customer. Silvano Banifi and Frank Zambrelli will be in the Robin Bruce showroom Monday through Wednesday, March 26th – 28th. There will be a cocktail reception to meet the designers Tuesday afternoon, beginning at 5:30 PM. For more information email shawh@hisaokapr.com. Robin Bruce offers a distinctive, decorator’s approach to custom upholstered furniture offering a selection of 225 fabrics. Robin Bruce debuted in April 1998 at the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, North Carolina. Robin Bruce (www.robinbruce.com) is manufactured by Rowe Furniture, Inc. Rowe is a leading manufacturer of custom upholstered furniture in the United States. Robin Bruce is available at major home furnishings retailers and better independent home furnishings retailers across the United States and around the world. For more information visit www.robinbruce.com.