Ethan Allen Interiors Inc (NYSE: ETH), a leading American style and interior design authority, has opened a flagship design centre in Brussels, Belgium.
“We chose Brussels for our European debut because it is truly in the center of Europe and our grand, three-story showplace on beautiful, historic Sablon/Zavel Square because it is at the center of the Brussels design community,” said Ethan Allen Chairman, President and CEO Farooq Kathwari. “We are excited to bring the Ethan Allen experience to Europe and are proud to be able to offer our friends in Brussels incredible value without compromising on style, quality, or the legendary design service that has made us a leading style and design authority for 80 years,” added Kathwari.
Ethan Allen was assisted by the Pan European Retail Agency and Belgian Retail teams from global real estate advisers Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL). Jones Lang LaSalle supported Ethan Allen on their European location search and expansion strategy, with further design centre openings anticipated.
Dominic Bouvet, Associate Director, European Retail Agency, Jones Lang LaSalle said: “We continue to see growing demand from North American retailers looking to enter new markets in Europe. Brussels has seen strong international retailer demand over the last 24 months. We look forward to working closely with Ethan Allen on their future growth plans across Europe.”