Executive Steering Committee of the Washington Design Center Showroom Owners (formed as of August 10, 2012)
August 17, 2012
Dear Design Colleagues in the Washington, DC Metro Community:
As many of you are aware, as of late July, the Washington Design Center has been sold to the Museum of the Bible. Within the next four years, the new owners intend to completely reposition the building in order to create a new home for their extensive collections. The building will no longer remain a design center.
We want to keep you as informed as we possibly can about the changes that are occurring at the Washington Design Center. We intend to share information with you on an on-going basis. Here is what we know to date:
The group committed to the actions below:
We understand that there may be some uncertainty in the design community due to the above changes. We hope that this letter, as well as our future communications, will help to allay your concerns. Our showrooms remain open and we invite you, our clients, to show support for our showrooms by shopping, placing orders, and continuing to visit the Washington Design Center as we transition to our new location.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Executive Steering Committee.
We know that we will find the right home for the future Washington Design Center and will continue to provide you with the very best in home furnishings products and services.
|AmericanEye||Hines & Company|
|Arc-Com Fabrics||Holland & Sherry|
|Art Gallery||Holly Hunt|
|Baker Knapp & Tubbs *||J Asher Carpet Couture|
|Brunschwig & Fils||J Lambeth & Co *|
|Century Furniture||Kravet *|
|Charles Ray & Associates, Inc.||Michael – Cleary, LLC|
|Cowtan & Tout||Niermann Weeks *|
|Donghia||Osborne & Little|
|Duralee *||Patterson Flynn & Martin|
|Edelman Leather||Pindler Corp.|
|Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman||Poliform|
|F. Schumacher & Co||Robert Allen *|
|Farrow & Ball||Stark Carpet|
|Galleria Carpets *||The Rist Corporation|
* Member of the Executive Steering Committee