Lexington Home Brands Debuts New Design Center
Furniture World Magazine
Lexington Home Brands has added a 6,500-square-foot light-filled Design Center to the third floor of its Thomasville, NC showroom. The creative operations center is making its official debut during the High Point Market.
The Design Center houses product development, interior design and engineering teams in one sleek and contemporary space that is flooded with natural light. “It’s fantastic and energizing to have all of the creative teams housed in this incredible area,” says Linda King, Director of Interior Design for Lexington Home Brands. “The space itself is inspiring. It fosters creativity and it’s much more integrated to have product and design people sharing ideas in a central location.”
In addition to office space, the center includes a conference room, a materials library, a publications library, and a “war room” where designers can work with sketches and inspiration boards during product development. Dealers will also utilize the space as they collaborate with the Lexington design team on new product design ideas, develop samples and finalize development.
“We’ve created our own design laboratory on the third floor with the Design Center,” says Phil Haney, president and CEO of Lexington Home Brands. “There was a bit of disconnect between our design teams before we opened the new center. The space now offers an opportunity for sharing ideas and creativity, producing more cohesive product designs and development.”
Lexington Home Brands: Lexington Home Brands is a leading global marketer and manufacturer of branded case goods and upholstery, with the industry’s largest brand portfolio. Well-known consumer brands include Trump Home™, Tommy Bahama Home®, Liz Claiborne Home™, Nautica®, Palmer Home™, Bob Timberlake® and Woolrich®. LHB also markets products under the Lexington house brand. Youth brands include Bob Timberlake GrandKids and Lexington Kids. Products are distributed through independent home furnishings retailers and designer showrooms. A privately-held company, Lexington Home Brands is an affiliate of Boca Raton-based Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
Sun Capital Partners, Inc.: Sun Capital Partners, Inc., is a leading private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience. Sun Capital affiliates have invested in and managed more than 140 companies worldwide with combined sales in excess of $33.0 billion since Sun Capital’s inception in 1995. Sun Capital has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles, and New York, and affiliates with offices in London, Tokyo, and Shenzhen, China.