Ethan Allen Interiors Celebrates 80 Years; Debuts American Colors

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 10/07/2012 10:29AM


DANBURY, CT  Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. is launching the American Colors furniture line, an introduction that coincides with the company's 80th anniversary.

Ethan Allens American Colors Ethan Allen said American Colors. debuting at retail this month, is "inspired by the American landscape" and will add 15 new finishes, including Sunflower Yellow, Kelly Green, Geranium Red, plus some 200 new fabrics to its existing line.

Late last month, Ethan Allen began observing its 80th anniversary in earnest. Chairman, President and CEO Farooq Kathwari celebrated with staff and special guests at the company’s manufacturing facilities in Orleans and Beecher Falls, VT, the birthplace of Ethan Allen furniture. The following day, Kathwari, along with executives of the publicly traded company and guests, rang the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange.

On tap is an anniversary reception planned for this Tuesday at the Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury. Ethan Allen management will celebrate the thousands of skilled craftspeople and interior design professionals who carry on the company’s legacy. Further celebrations are planned for the months to come, including at Ethan Allen's manufacturing plants in North Carolina, Ethan Allen Design Centers across the nation.

“Since 1932, the company has found inspiration in the diversity of American style, and we are proud that we still manufacture approximately seventy percent of our products in our North American plants,” said Kathwari.

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Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at or follow him on Google+.

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