Northwest Furniture Express Announces Expedited Service Options

Northwest Furniture Express (NWFX) a specialized furniture carrier serving the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada, announced today the addition of two levels of expedited services which began September 1.

The NWFXpedite is a 5 business day delivery business to business for shipments originating in North Carolina and Southern Virginia to our service area in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.

Other options, such as NWXtreme are also available. The Extreme Expedite is 3-5 day service into most of the major business centers within the region. Time definite services are also available. “We are very excited about the new service offerings”, says Eric Clarke, NWFXpress CEO. “This further enhances our service commitment to the Northwest Region and gives our customers additional options when they need product in a hurry or have fast approaching delivery deadlines they are trying to meet.”

NWFXpress is the Dealers Choice for Transportation Service among the leading retailers in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.

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For more information:
Eric Clarke, NWFXpress 828-439-4190

Surya to Unveil Extensive New Outdoor Offering at Casual Market

Brand to showcase more than 700 new outdoor products in an array of styles, colors, sizes and price points

CALHOUN, Ga. — Sep. 8, 2014 — Home accessories brand Surya is set to introduce a significantly expanded outdoor product offering at the 2014 International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market, to be held Sept. 16-19 at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Featuring a range of coordinating accessories across multiple categories along with high-performance materials, the new offering will make it easy for end consumers to achieve a complete and cohesive look for their outdoor living spaces.

In addition to debuting several hundred products within its existing outdoor categories (rugs, pillows and poufs), Surya is launching a number of new categories, including outdoor lighting, mirrors, ceramic planters, garden stools, hurricane lamps and candle holders in a variety of rich textures and finishes. Styles range from global-inspired designs and overscaled tropical motifs to solids, stripes and geometric patterns – all available in vibrantly-hued warm and cool color palettes for convenient mixing and matching.

New introductions from Surya Outdoor include global- and tropical-inspired designs, along with coordinating solids, stripes and geometric patterns, in a variety of rich textures and color palettes.New introductions from Surya Outdoor include global- and tropical-inspired designs, along with coordinating solids, stripes and geometric patterns, in a variety of rich textures and color palettes.

The brand’s new pillow and pouf collections are constructed of premium fabrics, including Sunbrella, to bring style and comfort to outdoor spaces while providing superb weather resistance and durability. Several innovative rug constructions, such as a crocheted look typically seen only in indoor rugs, will be on display, as will a new outdoor collection from HGTV design personality Candice Olson.

“As consumers spend more time outside, they are looking for accessories that will enable them to create inspired outdoor living spaces that complement their indoor spaces,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “As with our indoor offerings, our goal in expanding our outdoor line is to simplify the shopping experience by providing a single resource for coordinating outdoor accessories. In addition to offering a broad range of fashion-forward products, we will provide sales and merchandising tools to help retailers grow their outdoor business. We look forward to extending our reach in this important segment.”

Surya has created a dedicated team to promote and sell its expanded outdoor line, including casual furnishings industry veteran Jim Levine, who was recently brought onboard to head the outdoor initiative, and a group of regional sales representatives who will target specialty outdoor retailers throughout the United States.

Market visitors are invited to explore the colorful new outdoor line at Surya Outdoor Booth 7-4123 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16 through Thursday, Sept. 18 and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19.

Click here for a preview of Surya’s new outdoor introductions.

About Surya
Surya is the premier one-stop source for coordinating home accessories for a broad range of lifestyles and budgets. An expert at translating the latest apparel and interior design trends, Surya artfully combines color, pattern and texture to offer more than 30,000 fashion-forward products, including rugs, pillows, throws, wall decor, accent furniture, lighting, decorative accents and bedding. The brand also provides innovative display, merchandising and training solutions to support retailers in successfully promoting and selling home accessories. Surya currently exhibits in Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, High Point, Las Vegas, New Delhi, New York, Toronto and Tupelo. To learn more, visit www.surya.com.

For more information—
Media Contact:
Kathleen Bowley
kathleen.bowley@surya.com
706.625.4823 ext. 213

NAHFA Hosts Seminar at Midwest Furniture Show

Roseville, CA, September 5, 2014 — The North American Home Furnishings Association will exhibit and sponsor a seminar at next week’s Midwest Furniture Show at the Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, Ill.

On Wednesday, 10-11:30 a.m., Ashley Furniture’s Geoff Weed will facilitate the seminar, “Eight Great Closings,” presented by Phillip Gutsell, president and owner of Gutsell & Associates. Gutsell consults with home furnishings retailers on marketing, advertising, motivational sales training and strategic planning. View more details here.

“We’re excited to participate and host Phil’s seminar at the Midwest Furniture Show,” said NAHFA’s executive vice president, Mary Frye. “Phil often draws a crowd to his seminars in our Retailer Resource Centers in High Point and Las Vegas and we’re sure attendees in Schaumburg will be just as pleased with his presentation.”

NAHFA attends, sponsors and hosts regional events such as this to gather local retailers for educational opportunities and networking. The NAHFA membership team will be visiting retailers in the Chicago area and be on site during the show, sharing Association resources and information.

Art Van Furniture Announces Emergency Flood Damage Relief Program for Michigan

Yesterday’s torrential rains and widespread flooding have impacted homeowners across Southeastern Michigan, destroying and damaging furnishings, flooring and other contents in their homes. Beginning today, Art Van Furniture is offering to help families with the “Art Van Furniture, Mattress and Flooring Flood Damage Relief Program” for Michigan.

Art Van Furniture will extend its best pricing, the Employee Family Purchase program pricing, to flood victims. Guests simply bring photos of damaged furniture, mattresses and flooring or an insurance check into any Art Van Furniture store inMichigan. It’s good for a one time purchase and will need to be approved by a store manager or sales manager.

In addition, the Art Van Clean Team is offering aid as well. Those homeowners who need help can call the Art Van Clean Team which will waive the deductible for insurance claims and offer a 30% discount for other cleaning needs.

“It is important for everyone in the community to come together during these types of emergencies that cause such huge unexpected hardships for so many of families,” said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. “Art Van Furniture plans to do whatever we can to help alleviate the financial burden on families, and give back to our neighbors who have supported us for 55 years.”

While the metro Detroit area was hardest hit by the storms, the program is valid statewide, offering assistance to all Michigan homeowners who were impacted by this season’s severe weather conditions. The “Art Van Furniture, Mattress and Flooring Flood Damage Relief Program” for Michigan expires in six months.

About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is the Midwest’s largest furniture retailer and America’s largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 37 stores throughout Michigan, six stores in Chicagoland, one store in Toledo, Ohio, one store in Fort Wayne, a full service e-commerce website, plus 45 freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit artvan.com for more information. 

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For more information, contact:
Diane Charles
Director of Corporate Communications
Art Van Furniture
dcharles@artvan.com
(586) 983-3022 – office
(586) 850-7332 – cell

Mac Hoak of Mecox to Receive ARTS Awards Academy of Achievement Honor

Mecox, will receive the prestigious Academy of Achievement honor at the 26th annual International ARTS Awards.

“Under the guidance and vision of Mac, Mecox energized the home industry with its style and quality,” said Bill Winsor, president and CEO, Dallas Market Center. “Mecox has been instrumental in setting precedent for retail excellence for the past 18 years, and we look forward to honoring Mac.”

The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, recognizes top manufacturers, retailers, product designers, interior designers and sales representatives from across the world in 25 different categories. The winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. The Academy of Achievement honor is awarded each year to recognize companies and/or individuals that have made significant contributions to the industry.

Mecox boasts a unique selection of home and garden furnishings unmatched in quality, texture and form, and is dedicated to providing the tools necessary to achieving an overall balance between the indoor and outdoor living environment.

Hoak and his team of buyers make multiple trips each year to venues around the world from which they source many of their antiques, home furnishings, art and other products. In addition to these one-of-a-kind items, Mecox has its own private label of furniture known for its usage of indoor-outdoor materials such as stone, zinc, concrete and teak. Mecox partners with local craftsman to allow customers to create their own designs or redesign any Mecox product. Items from the store are continually featured in industry publications such as Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, Veranda, and House Beautiful.

Hoak received an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from the University of Virginia. In 1984, Hoak moved to New York City and worked in finance for 10 years. In 1995, he moved to Southampton to follow his passion for antiques, design and furniture and in 1996, the flagship Mecox Gardens opened in Southampton, New York.

Mecox Gardens grew a loyal following of home owners, collectors and designers quickly. At the request of many, Hoak began expansion to additional locations. Hoak opened his second store on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and his third store in West Palm Beach, FL. Today, Mecox can be found in eight locations: Chicago, Dallas, East Hampton, Houston, Los Angeles New York City, Palm Beach and Southampton. For more information, visit Mecox.com 

The 26th annual ARTS Awards are sponsored by enLIGHTenment, FANDECKGifts & Decorative Accessories, Giftware News, HFN, Home Accents Today, Home Fashion Forecast, Residential Lighting and the Sustainable Furnishings Council. Follow along with the ARTS Awards process using the #ARTSawards hashtag.

About Dallas Market Center
Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men’s, western, women’s and children’s apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 85 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. The Dallas Market Center website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com.

About ART
ART is the creative home furnishings network representing manufacturers, retailers, representatives and other individuals and companies interested in promoting and enhancing the market position of the home furnishings industry. Each year ART sponsors programs such as the ART conference, regional educational seminars, the ART card and the ARTS Awards. The ART website is available at accessoriesresourceteam.org.

About the ARTS Awards
The ARTS Awards is the premier awards program dedicated to the home industry. Up to 25 categories exist under the headings Manufacturer, Retailer, Product Designer, Interior Designer, Sales Representative, Rising Star, Green and Academy of Achievement. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants and other industry officials. Academy of Achievement, Rising Star and Visionary honorees are selected by an ARTS Awards committee each year. Companies that have won an ARTS Award five times are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame members are: BJ’s Home Accents, C.S. Wo & Sons, Distinctive Designs International Inc., Feizy Rugs, Fine Art Lamps, Global Views, Montaage, Natural Decorations Inc., Palecek, Paragon, Robb & Stucky and Schonbek Worldwide Lighting. Visit dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards for more information.

Groovystuff Announces Led Zeppelin Prize Pack Winner

August 13, 2014—

DALLAS – Groovystuff teamed up with Warner Music Group (WMG) to promote the launch of the re-mastered first three Led Zeppelin albums by awarding a Zeppelin Prize Pack to a lucky participating Groovystuff buyer at the Summer Las Vegas World Market, July 27-31, 2014.  Congratulations to Andy Jarski from Mountain Comfort Furnishings in Frisco, Colorado for submitting the winning entry.

The 2014 Las Vegas World Market hosts more than 1,500 world-class manufacturers showing the latest industry trends at one state-of-the-art campus.

Mr. Jarski will receive a musical prize package from a band that was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  His WMG Prize Pack includes:

  • Led Zeppelin Lithographs of each Album Cover
  • Led Zeppelin Poster & Hanging Mobile
  • Led Zeppelin Button & Coaster Set
  • Led Zeppelin Turntable Mat
  • Led Zeppelin Tote Bag & T-Shirt

When Mr. Jarski was informed of his winning ticket status he replied saying, “I’m beyond thrilled to win such a groovy prize!  What an iconic combination, rock on Groovystuff!!”

In 1968 Led Zeppelin came together as a group, and over the next decade, the band would become one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music.  Chris Bruning, Groovystuff company founder and co-sponsor of the promotion added, “Groovystuff specializes in furniture, lighting, and home décor designed to meet the demographic of customers in the Led Zeppelin audience so it’s really cool to have a sponsorship with WMG that gives us the opportunity to share some legacy music with the Las Vegas Market Buyers.”

Mountain Comfort Furnishings in Frisco, Colorado. The post has been corrected to reflect this.

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About the company:  Founded in 1998 by Chris Bruning, based in Dallas, Texas, Groovystuff designs, produces, and distributes unique, eco-friendly, reclaimed teakwood home furnishings at upper-medium and high-end price points.

Groovystuff is also a founding sponsor of “The University Hall of Innovation & Job Creation,” an industry co-operative founded by Chris Bruning that bridges the gap between education and the residential home furnishings industry. The University Hall of Innovation & Job Creation provides an invaluable opportunity for students and professors to network with retailers, designers, manufacturers, suppliers, journalists, and industry professionals at the residential home furnishings trade events here in the US.

Duraflame™ by Twin-Star International™ Receives Women’s Choice Award®

Twin-Star International, an award-winning home furnishings manufacturer of quality furniture, thermoelectric wine coolers and electric heaters and the manufacturer of Duraflame heaters which has been named a recipient of the 2014 Women’s Choice Award. Women across America have identified the company’s Duraflame brand of indoor fireplace heaters as one most recommended to other female consumers.

This designation is based on surveys of tens of thousands of women sent to WomenCertified Inc., the leading advocate for female consumers, assisting women when leveraging their buying power as they make decisions choosing a brand or service to purchase for herself or her family.
Duraflame Powerheat indoor fireplace heaters, available in a variety of styles and finishes, utilize up to six quartz InfraRed heating elements that provide efficient heat distribution and can quickly warm rooms up to 1,000 square feet. With a lifetime operation of over 20,000 hours, they produce a healthier heat by retaining higher levels of oxygen and moisture in the air over standard heating elements. The heating elements stay cool to the touch so they are safe to use around children and pets.

Twin-Star International has manufactured Duraflame products since 2009. The complete range of electrical heating products include more than 30 styles of ceramic desktop heaters, ceramic oscillating tower heaters, dual quartz tower heaters, milk house heaters, oil filled heaters, parabolic heaters, micathermic heaters, electric stoves, in-fireplace inserts and infra-quartz radiant heaters. They are available for purchase at home furnishings and electronics retailers across the country.

Robert Cohen, president and chief executive officer of Twin-Star International stated, “We are proud to accept the 2014 Women’s Choice Award for our Indoor Fireplaces. We appreciate the confidence of women trusting our Duraflame products and recommending them to others. We continue to strive to enrich and enhance lives by providing products that are safe, efficient, and durable.”

Connect with Twin-Star via social media by visiting their website at www.twinstarhome.com; Facebook page www.facebook.com/TwinStarInternational; Twitter page at www.twitter.com/twinstarhome; Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/twinstarhome; YouTube www.youtube.com/user/TwinStarClassicFlame; Pinterest www.pinterest.com/twinstarintl; Blogspot http://www.twinstarinternational.blogspot.com.

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About Twin-Star
Founded in 1996, Twin-Star International, Inc. of Delray Beach, Fl., is changing the way people entertain. Twin-Star, an award-winning home furnishings manufacturer of quality furniture, combines the latest trends with function and style to create unique pieces that enhance the lives of their customers. They use the finest hardwoods, wood veneers and finishes available, chosen specifically to match the character and need of each individual piece. Known for their ClassicFlame® Fireplaces, the finest furniture in the electric fireplace industry, their line-up also includes Duraflame®, Chimney-free® and Pro Electric Fireplaces, Tresanti® Media Consoles; Tresanti® Refrigerated Wine Cabinets; Tresanti® Kitchen Islands and Beverage Curios; Black & Decker and Luxe™ Bathroom furniture. Find out more at www.twinstarhome.com.

About Women’s Choice Award®
The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women make smarter purchasing choices. The Award identifies the brands, products and services that are most recommended and trusted by women. Awards are based on surveys of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Visit WomensChoiceAward.com/Join-the-Million to share the brands you recommend the most.

Surya expansion expected to bring more than 200 jobs to North Georgia over next several years

Surya broke ground yesterday on its new one million square foot warehouse and office headquarters in Cartersville, Ga. Attendees at the groundbreaking ceremony included Surya Founder Surya Tiwari, Surya President Satya Tiwari, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor and Consul General of India Ajit Kumar, along with Surya employees and members of the Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development. Work at the building site was scheduled to start today, and the facility is expected to be completed by August 2015 with a target move in date of late 2015.

Surya Groundbreaking Ceremony_Aug 5 2014

“To optimally serve our customers, we need to not only have the best infrastructure possible for our warehousing operations and logistics but also a central location where our sales and marketing, design, creative, customer service and other teams can easily collaborate,” said Satya Tiwari, president. “Our location is ideal because we are able to support economic development in the community by bringing new jobs to the area while making our company more attractive to Atlanta talent due to the shorter commute time. This expansion is beneficial on many levels and we look forward to what the future will bring as we execute on our goal to become a $1 billion company within the next ten years.”

The new facility is located 15 minutes south of Surya’s current U.S. headquarters in Calhoun, Ga., which will continue to be used for warehousing some of the company’s more than 30,000 products.

Surya Founder Surya Tiwari_Georgia Governor Nathan Deal_Surya President Satya Tiwari_Consul General of India Ajit Kumar_Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor

(left to right) Surya Founder Surya Tiwari; Georgia Governor Nathan Deal; Surya President Satya Tiwari; Consul General to India Ajit Kumar; Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor

About Surya
Surya is the premier one-stop source for coordinating home accessories for a broad range of lifestyles and budgets. An expert at translating the latest apparel and interior design trends, Surya artfully combines color, pattern and texture to offer more than 30,000 fashion-forward products, including rugs, pillows, throws, wall decor, accent furniture, lighting, decorative accents and bedding. The brand also provides innovative display, merchandising and training solutions to support retailers in successfully promoting and selling home accessories. Surya currently exhibits in Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, High Point, Las Vegas, New Delhi, New York, Toronto and Tupelo. To learn more, visit www.surya.com.

Surya Honored During Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

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Satya Tiwari, president of Surya, holds the ICON HONORS Award for Innovation in Technology and the AmericasMart Visual Display Award.

CALHOUN, Ga. — July 16, 2014Surya received two noteworthy awards during the recent Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®, including an ICON HONORS Award for Technology Innovations in recognition of the home accessories brand’s comprehensive social media presence and strategy. Surya’s broad-reaching social media program includes regular postings of relevant content across multiple platforms, which can be shared by customers to generate brand awareness, showcase thought leadership and drive rug and accessory sales. The brand, which uses the “suryasocial” moniker on all of its social media sites, achieved several key milestones in 2013, including reaching 100K likes on Facebook, 5K followers on Pinterest and the launch of an Instagram page.

Surya was also recognized by AmericasMart® for outstanding visual presentation in a permanent showroom. Surya won a Best of Floor Award for its themed showroom, which artfully showcased a range of trends, including Modern Craft, Botanical, Heirloom and Metallic – unifying the vignettes, window displays and building lobby through use of an eye-catching bright pink color with orange and tan accents. This marks the third time that Surya has won the Best of Floor award.

“We are very honored to receive these esteemed awards,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “The Surya team works tirelessly to thoughtfully represent the depth and breadth of the Surya brand across all promotional mediums, whether that’s our social media platforms, showrooms and exhibit spaces or trade advertising. Our aim is not only to simplify the design and merchandising process for our designer and retailer customers but also to educate them on the power of social media and inspire them with fresh and innovative ideas that can be easily replicated.”

The ICON HONORS are sponsored by AmericasMart Atlanta, along with the Gift & Home Trade Association and Progressive Business Media. Honorees are selected by experts from the world of design, manufacturing and product development. AmericasMart Visual Display Award winners are determined by a distinguished panel of independent design and visual merchandising experts.

Connect with suryasocial on: Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Instagram , Twitter, YouTube, Google+

About Surya
With more than 35 years in the home fashion industry, Surya is the premier one-stop source for coordinating home accessories for a broad range of lifestyles and budgets. An expert at translating the latest apparel and interior design trends, Surya artfully combines color, pattern and texture to offer more than 30,000 fashion-forward products, including rugs, pillows, throws, wall decor, accent furniture, lighting, decorative accents and bedding. The company also provides a number of innovative display, merchandising and training solutions to support retailers in successfully promoting and selling home accessories. Surya currently exhibits in Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, High Point, Las Vegas, New Delhi, New York, Toronto and Tupelo. To learn more, visit www.surya.com.

About ICON HONORS
With a stable of more than 50 honorees selected through rigorous judging from among thousands of submissions and nominations recorded over its first four years, ICON HONORS recognizes the highest levels of professional and personal accomplishment. Submissions and nominations are fielded across an array of categories. ICON HONORS are conferred annually in July in conjunction with The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. For more information, visit www.americasmarticonhonors.com.

About AmericasMart
AmericasMart Atlanta is the nation’s only global wholesale marketplace housing the world’s single-largest collection of home, gift, area rug and apparel merchandise. The largest of AmericasMart’s 14 annual Markets and shows, The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market in January and July are the ignition switch for global retailing with buyers from every U.S. state and more than 90 countries discovering product in more than 1,400 showrooms and more than 2,500 temporary exhibiting companies. Located in downtown Atlanta, the AmericasMart complex contains more than seven million square feet of space. For more information, visit www.AmericasMart.com.

Groovystuff Offers Led Zeppelin Prize Pack to Las Vegas Market Shoppers

July 16, 2014

DALLAS – Groovystuff is teaming up with Warner Music Group (WMG) to promote the launch of the re-mastered first three Led Zeppelin albums by giving away a Zeppelin Prize Pack to a participating Groovystuff buyer at the Summer Las Vegas World Market, July 27-31, 2014. The Las Vegas World Market is host to more than 1,500 world-class manufacturers showing the latest industry trends at one state-of-the-art campus. Groovystuff exhibits on the Ground Floor of Building B, Showroom Number B-0146.

Buyers at the Las Vegas Market will not only be the first to view the extensive new line up of product introductions by Groovystuff, they will also have an exclusive opportunity to win a musical prize pack from a band that was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With over 300 million albums sold worldwide, Led Zeppelin resonates with fans young and old. Groovystuff is celebrating this rock-n-roll dynasty at the Las Vegas Market by giving away a musical prize package from WMG to include:

  • Led Zeppelin Re-mastered CD Collection (1 of each CD) [click to see Re-mastered CD cover art]
  • Led Zeppelin Lithographs of each Album Cover
  • Led Zeppelin Poster & Hanging Mobile
  • Led Zeppelin Button & Coaster Set
  • Led Zeppelin Turntable Mat
  • Led Zeppelin Tote Bag & T-Shirt

In 1968 Led Zeppelin came together as a group, and over the next decade, the band would become one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music. Chris Bruning, company founder and co-sponsor of the promotion added, “Groovystuff is a manufacturer that specializes in furniture, lighting and home décor designed to meet the demographic of buyers in the Led Zeppelin audience so this promotion is something that our buyers can relate to.”

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Founded in 1998 by Chris Bruning, Dallas-based Groovystuff designs, produces, and distributes unique, eco-friendly, reclaimed teakwood home furnishings at upper-medium and high-end price points.