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Ethan Allen arrives in Quebec and brings affordable luxury to Montrealers

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ethan Allen arrives in Quebec and brings affordable luxury to Montrealers15:16 EST Wednesday, November 28, 2012MONTREAL, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH), a North American pillar in home décor and furnishings, opens today its first ever Design Center at 998, De Maisonneuve West Boulevard in Les Cours Mont-Royal in Montreal. They also mark their arrival into the Quebec market with the launch of their first-ever bilingual Canadian e-commerce Website, ethanallen.ca.Ethan Allen, an interior design company whose success began with the manufacture of fine furnishings, and known for quality and attention to detail, offers a wide range of services. « We are very excited to open our first Quebec home base in Montreal », explains Farooq Kathwari, Ethan Allen's CEO. « Montrealer's have a real joie de vivre, great taste and an affinity for interior design that we believe blends quite nicely with our brand. »Ethan Allen is also celebrating 80 years of personalized service and craftsmanship. Their in-house design teams are trained interior designers and are always on hand to offer their services which are always on the house. Many Ethan Allen products can be customized. For upholstered pieces, there are thousands of fabrics to choose from, a substantial selection of leathers and myriad trim options. For wood furniture, there is an array of finish and hardware options. Ethan Allen designers work hard to ensure that their customers have a well-designed home that is furnished and decorated with masterfully crafted items.Ethan Allen also offers 5 Signature Lifestyles that have their own distinctive point of view. These lifestyles reflect the richness of America's "melting pot" heritage and are meant to cypher interior design tastes for consumers into 5 distinct categories that also allow for personalized touches.Romance: Inspired by distinguished European furniture designs, this look delivers bespoke charm minus the fuss.Modern: Classics layered with contemporary impressions in patterns, form and finish.Vintage: A visually engaging mix of colour and texture.Explorer: Channel a sense of adventure through furnishings and accessories that conjure images of world travel.Elegance: The essence of timeless sophistication.For those who are looking for immediate gratification, Ethan Allen offers their Express program. Due to their timelessness and yet contemporary design, the Express program offers pre-designed rooms that are ready to be adapted into any home. They allow for the consumer to be their own designers by way of working with rooms that have been custom-created and are easily incorporated their homes.Ethan Allen is thrilled for Montrealers and Quebecers alike to experience true craftsmanship and interior design service.The Ethan Allen Design Center has two entrances, the first is located at 998, De Maisonneuve West Boulevard, corner of Metcalfe and the second is via Les Cours Mont-Royal, at 1455 Peel Street, in Downtown Montreal.About Ethan AllenEthan Allen Interiors (NYSE:ETH) is a leading interior design company and manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings. The company offers free interior design service to its clients and sells a full range of furniture products and decorative accessories through ethanallen.ca and a network of approximately 300 Design Centers in North America and abroad. Ethan Allen owns and operates eight manufacturing facilities, including five manufacturing plants and one sawmill in the United States, plus two plants in Mexico and Honduras. Approximately seventy percent of its products are made in its North American plants. For more information on Ethan Allen's products and services, visit ethanallen.ca.SOURCE: Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.For further information: or for an interview, please contact:  Michèle Barmash, Citoyen Optimum 514-282-4734 michele.barmash@citoyenoptimum.com  Katia Robillard, Citoyen Optimum 514-282-4627 katia.robillard@citoyenoptimum.com