AIS to Carry Exclusive Line from Jhane Barnes Textiles
AIS announces the company will carry 5 exclusive designs from Jhane Barnes Textiles. The full line of fabrics will be available for distribution in August 2005. To see select Jhane Barnes Textile products, visit the AIS Showroom Suite 1082 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.
A prolific designer for over 30 years, Jhane Barnes has a long history not only in the fashion world, but also in the contract furniture industry. Beginning with textile designs for Knoll in the 1980’s that are still some of the most popular selling fabrics, to furniture design for Bernhardt, to the top selling flooring designs for Tandus, Jhane continues to expand her design influence in the market.
“We wanted to introduce fabrics which would entice designers and illustrate the versatility and style of our systems furniture products, specifically our Matrix frame and tile line,” said Michael DuGally, EVP of Sales & Marketing for AIS. “In the tradition of both our marketing strategy and our reputation, these new fabrics give our clients more choices at no additional cost.”
“I’m very excited about working with such a dynamic company as AIS. Their passion, energy and ‘whatever-it-takes’ attitude begins at the top, and permeates every aspect of the organization. It is that kind of positive energy that sells not just products, but ideas and relationships. This is fun, and we could all use a little more fun mixed in with business,” said Jhane Barnes.
Jhane Barnes Textiles, led by Wick Wolfe, President, offers a full line of upholstery and vertical products suitable for a broad range of applications. “AIS represents just what a company can achieve with a focused market strategy and a broad vision for meeting the changing needs of our market. Jhane and I are very excited to have partnered with such a well balanced and progressive thinking group,” said Wolfe.