BUFFALO, NY - Longtime furniture and casegoods manufacturer Kittinger Furniture has been retained by Sony Pictures to produce reproductions of furniture Kittinger previously designed for use in the White House.
The company said it will manufacture three sets of furniture for the upcoming movie White House Down, directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins and Garcelle Beauvais. According to a news release, filming for the action thriller will begin this fall in Montreal. Release is set for around July 4, 2013.
In a statement, Kittinger Furniture President Ray Bialkowski said, “Sony Pictures has been a great client for Kittinger. They were excited to work with a company that already had the designs for the exact pieces in the White House. This eliminated the need for them to research the exact drawings, measurements, and colors of furniture items the public sees in the West Wing.”
Founded in 1866, the Buffalo, NY-based Kittinger Furniture manufactures reproduction and custom furniture. The company was first commissioned by President Richard Nixon in November 1969 to produce a 22.5-foot long table and 24 chairs for the Cabinet Room in the West Wing. Since then, it has produced furniture for a number of presidents, including President Barack Obama's inaugural chair in 2009, as well as for the Senate and Congress.
This is not the first time Kittinger Furniture has been recognized in 2012. The company recently received the 2012 BEST: Made in America Award,which is given to American-based manufacturing businesses. The award is sponsored by MADE: In America (MADE), a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization"that identifies, honors, and showcases America’s leading manufacturers."
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