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PORTLAND, Ore. (February 16, 2015) – ANN SACKS, an industry leader for unique and innovative luxury tile, stone and plumbing products, announced the opening of its latest showroom at 1616 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, Canada V6J 1H4, phone (604) 742-2015. ANN SACKS Vancouver brings a remarkable range of styles and international influences to consumers, architects, builders, and design professionals, and hours of operation Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 18 national and international locations and designs by such renowned designers as Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Michael S Smith, Robert Kuo, Clodagh, and Laura Kirar, and the Ann Sacks Collection, made at its Portland, Ore. facility.
“Joining the dynamic Armoury District shopping experience is the correct, next step for ANN SACKS,” explained Ted Chappell, president, ANN SACKS. “We take great effort to strategically select points of distribution where design and commerce are appreciated. We are proud to extend our West Coast and Pacific Northwest channels with this entrée into Canada. We see Vancouver as a natural fit with virtually every top luxury brand being represented in the marketplace offering retailers a discerning, sophisticated audience that embodies style and substance.”
ANN SACKS will also feature kitchen and bathroom designs by its sister company, KALLISTA®, a high-end luxury plumbing manufacturer. KALLISTA is known for its 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 Bjarke Ingels, Mick De Giulio, Michael S Smith, Barbara Barry, Bill Sofield, and Laura Kirar.
Rounding out the store’s offerings will be products from Robern, another brand under the Kohler Interiors and Decorative Products umbrella. Headquartered in Bristol, Penn. since the company’s founding in 1968, Robern has long been recognized as a leader in residential storage solutions, creating cabinets, vanities, mirrors, lighting, and accessories for every living space. Robern pioneered development of the personal vanity environment by providing stylish designs, attractive finish options, and innovative features.
Just steps away from Grandville Island, the Armoury District is referred to as the “Design and Lifestyle District of Vancouver,” home to architects, interior designers, design showrooms, luxury car dealerships and fine food and wine shops, making the neighborhood a perfect location for ANN SACKS’ newest retail store. Thoughtfully tailored to meet the needs of its professional and consumer clientele, ANN SACKS’ Vancouver reflects the company’s Next Generation comprehensive retail space design. Next Generation is ANN SACKS’ holistic concept to incorporate a crisp contemporary feel and studio intimacy with an efficient, customer-focused sales approach to elicit the ultimate shopping experience.
The comprehensive planning and detail is apparent from every angle of the showroom. A cutting-edge, five-screen digital media wall features rotating installation images and videos. Clients will be able to access the ANN SACKS web site, as well as other sites, including a designer’s own web site to enhance and define options and possibilities from a personal perspective. The interior aesthetic is minimalist in approach to allow the tile, plumbing and cabinetry take center stage, featuring crisp, white walls, high ceilings and complementing floors laid with some of ANN SACKS best-selling, in-stock designs.
Utilizing every inch of its 2,000 sq. ft. space, four vignettes, including a kitchen suite, and working fireplace presents inspiration with every step and speaks to ANN SACKS’ whole home lifestyle options. Front and rear glass entryways and large banks of surrounding windows and skylights allow for ample natural light so visitors can witness the pure color and beauty of the tile and stone as it would be presented in their home. The state-of-the-art, 90-percent low-energy LED track lighting can be dimmed to simulate different day/night scenarios. On-wall racking allows 532 different 14x14 tile boards to be displayed. The sample store is adjacent to the racking for easy accessibility, while strategically placed ample sized desks and work station that stores larger tile panels and library boards allow associates and clients to work seamlessly towards an exceptional end result.
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 Vancouver 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 visit the ANN SACKS web site at www.annsacks.com.
For additional information regarding KALLISTA products, consumers can visit the KALLISTA web site at www.kallista.com.
For additional information regarding Robern products, consumers can visit the Robern web site at www.robern.com.