SAN DIEGO — Ambiente Modern Furniture, with stores in Raleigh and Asheville, North Carolina, has joined Contemporary Design Group.
The two-store retailer with 22,000 square feet of selling space was established in 1996. It originated as a Scandinavian furniture store but now carries product from all over the world, including Italy, Germany, Norway, Denmark, and the United States. Today, Ambiente is headed by Andre Haugaard,president, and his son Jasper Haugaard, who manages marketing, buying, and the retailer’s Asheville showroom.
“The two hope to bring their product knowledge and buying power to the group,” CDG said in a release. “They also look forward to gaining new ideas for operations, marketing, and profitability, as well as the opportunity to learn about new suppliers and manufacturers.”
The Contemporary Design Group is a national association of independent home furnishings showrooms, specializing in modern and contemporary design. Currently the buying/performance/networking group is 44 showrooms strong with 29 retail members in 24 states.