Photo Release -- A Tale of Two Cities: Ethan Allen Unveils Re-Designed Flagship in Manhattan, Opens Second Flagship in Dubai

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Photo Release -- A Tale of Two Cities: Ethan Allen Unveils Re-Designed Flagship in Manhattan, Opens Second Flagship in Dubai

December 4, 2014 at 10:33 AM EST

DANBURY, Conn., Dec. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a span of seven days, and nearly seven thousand miles, classic American design brand Ethan Allen presented two new showcases of style to the world.

Grand Reopening
On November 19th, several hundred tastemakers celebrated the grand reopening of Ethan Allen's three-story Manhattan flagship location during an event co-hosted by Architectural Digest.

VIP Reception
On November 26th, Ethan Allen hosted an elegant VIP reception to celebrate the grand opening of its second flagship location in Dubai, a sleek 9,000-square-foot modernist showcase on Sheik Zayed Road.

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On the evening of November 19th, along with co-host Architectural Digest, the brand staged a glittering grand re-opening of its three-story Manhattan flagship at 1010 Third Avenue on the Upper East Side. Among the several hundred tastemakers attending the event were many of the world's top interior designers, including Alexa Hampton and Thom Filicia. Ethan Allen President, Chairman and CEO Farooq Kathwari welcomed the assembled guests with an overview of several hundred all new designs on display, referring to them as "The Next Classics", and Architectural Digest Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell declared the Design Center "a jewel box" of a showroom.

Then, on the evening of November 26th, Ethan Allen officially opened its second flagship location in Dubai, a sleek 9000-square-foot modernist showcase on Sheik Zayed Road, with an elegant VIP reception. Attending the event, Mr. Kathwari noted that a third of Ethan Allen's 300 Design Centers are now located overseas and said, "While we may have started as an American company, today we are a true international brand." Dignitaries in attendance included magazine editors Catherine Belbin of Interiors, Eleanor Joslin of Better Homes, Dmitry Dolzhanskiy of The Art of Living, Rosalind Erskine of Emirates Home, Diala Richa of Lamasat, and the winner of the evening's grand prize, a trip for two to New York City, Dylan Essertier of Savoir Flair.

While the Manhattan and Dubai markets may differ, both are home to a client base that values classic design and demands uncompromised craftsmanship. "These are each world-class cities with an abundance of world-class style," said Mr. Kathwari. "Ethan Allen feels right at home in both."

About Ethan Allen (NYSE:ETH) Founded in 1932, Ethan Allen today is a leading international home fashion brand doing business throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The company is vertically integrated from design through delivery, affording its clientele a value equation of style, quality, service and price that is unique to the industry. Follow Ethan Allen: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Houzz, You Tube, Instagram, Google Plus

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