ANN SACKS® Comes to the Miami Design District

ANN SACKS, an industry leader for unique and innovative luxury tile, stone and plumbing products, announced the opening of its latest showroom at 61 N.E. 40th Street, Miami, FL  33137, phone (305) 572-1212.  ANN SACKS Miami brings a remarkable range of styles and international influences to consumers, architects, builders, and design professionals.

Based in Portland, Ore., ANN SACKS was founded in 1981 and built on the concept that tile and stone, with its tactile warmth, strength and versatility, is an expressive medium for creating imaginative, emotionally relevant spaces.  Dedicated to providing personalized service, ANN SACKS opened its first showroom in Portland in 1985, and now boasts 16 national and international locations.

“The fast growing, dynamic community of the Miami Design District is a quality-oriented, vibrant area,” explained Ted Chappell, president, ANN SACKS.  “We take great efforts to strategically select points of distribution where art, design and commerce are appreciated.  Miami is a natural fit.  Virtually every top luxury brand is represented in the marketplace, offering retailers a sophisticated audience that embodies style and substance.”

The new showroom is 1,844 sq. ft., and has 15 foot ceilings and exposed ductwork, evoking a studio intimacy.  It also is the second lifestyle showroom in the United States, a model to be followed by other ANN SACKS locations, presenting kitchen and bathroom suites along with other creative examples to showcase how ANN SACKS can transform every living space.

Joining ANN SACKS is sister company, KALLISTA®, a high-end luxury plumbing manufacturer.  KALLISTA is known for its designs of decorative plumbing products, offering faucets and fixtures thoughtfully created for tasteful, whole-bath solutions.  A selection of kitchen and bath plumbing products are showcased in a striking range of modern and traditional designs, including lifestyle collections by such renowned designers as Mick De Giulio, Michael S Smith, Barbara Barry, Bill Sofield, and Laura Kirar.   

ANN SACKS Miami capitalized on this efficient space by creating a virtual walking tour of potential design installations.  Offering inspiration with every step, suites and vignettes present the latest in tile and plumbing, including designs by Michael S Smith, Robert Kuo, Clodogh, and Laura Kirar, and the Ann Sacks Collection, made at its Portland, Ore. facility.  In addition to these capsule installations, there are 35 different floorpads expanding upon the comprehensive presentation of possibilities, with examples of concrete and ceramic tile, and mosaic applications.  A moveable customer work table is at the ready for ease of presentation and being accessible throughout the showroom.  Banks of windows bring in natural light, allowing visitors to see the pure color and beauty of the tile and stone as it would be presented in their home.

The foundation of the ANN SACKS retail strategy is its responsiveness to its clientele.  With an experienced staff and hours to accommodate the hectic pace of today’s consumer, ANN SACKS Miami will also feature basic color and floor planning assistance, or for more sophisticated needs, will assist you by presenting a variety of ways to bring design ideas to life.

Founded in 1981, ANN SACKS has built its reputation with inspiring designs in tile, stone, plumbing, lighting and accessories. Based in Portland, Ore., the company is a division of the Kohler Co. Interiors Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohler Co.  Ann Sacks Tile and Stone, Inc., along with Kallista plumbing and Robern mirrored cabinetry and vanities are part of the Kohler Interiors Decorative Products sector.  Under its Furniture sector resides Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Inc., Baker furniture, Baker Knapp & Tubbs Showrooms and Baker Stores, and McGuire Furniture Company.

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.

For additional information regarding ANN SACKS products or showrooms, consumers can call toll-free 1-800-278-TILE or visit the ANN SACKS website at