Baker Launches Textile Showroom
Baker, a leading designer and manufacturer of fine home furnishings, expands its traditional business with a new offering of textiles including over 1,300 fabrics. The new patterns focus on foundational textures, saturated color and decorative designs. Baker’s New York City showroom at 200 Lexington Ave. will serve as the flagship location. The stunning newly constructed 3,000 square foot textile showroom located within Baker's existing showroom officially launches during the New York Design Center's annual What’s New, What’s Next event on September 22.
“This brand new offering of textiles signals Baker's shift from being just a luxury furniture resource to becoming a complete resource for the design community,” said Baker president Russell Towner. Baker's world-renowned furniture line represents a broad range of periods, styles and global influences. The addition of this significant textile offering, including wall coverings and trims, will establish an unparalleled offering to assist designers as they create relevant, cohesive interiors.
The initial launch includes past collaborations from some of Baker's prestigious guest designers, such as Thomas Pheasant, Laura Kirar and Kara Mann, as well as 115 Bob Collins fabrics. “This is just the beginning. We will continue to collaborate and develop textile collections with other guest designers, artists, and tastemakers as we establish Baker as the industry's next great fabric house,” explained Towner.
The collection includes various colors and patterns of velvet, wool, mohair, linen, silk, chenille, embroidery, prints, metallic textures, stripes and damask. Baker has also used this launch to broaden its selection beyond only upholstery weight fabrics. In keeping with its legacy of artisan craftsmanship, Baker textiles are crafted all around the globe, including in Belgium, Italy, India, the United Kingdom, as well as the U.S.
The Baker Textile Showroom concept will be rolled out globally to other Baker showrooms and locations in the near future.
Founded in 1890, Baker has been the hallmark of design excellence and uncompromising quality. The company is a division of the Kohler Co. Interiors Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohler Co. Under its Furniture sector resides Baker along with The McGuire Furniture Company. Sister brands Ann Sacks Tile and Stone, Inc., Kallista plumbing and Robern mirrored cabinetry and vanities are part of the Kohler Interiors Decorative Products sector.
About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.