From Home Furnishing Business
Ambella Home Launches Upholstery Division
To assist in shaping the future growth and development of his company, Ambella Home Founder and CEO George Moussa has appointed industry veterans to key positions on the executive team, including Rick Janecek as Ambella Home creative director and Jennifer McConnell as creative director upholstery.
The new upholstery and furniture designs will debut at the upcoming October High Point Furniture Market in Dallas-based Ambella Home's showroom in the Hamilton Wrenn Design District, 310 North Hamilton, Suite 110.
In his role as Ambella Home creative director, Janecek will be responsible for the overall creative direction of the entire Ambella Home brand, including styles, trade showroom merchandising and marketing. Janecek comes to Ambella from Global Views, where he served as Creative Director for the past 10 years. Previously, he held creative leadership roles with other companies, including Waterford Wedgwood, Lenox Corporation and Neiman Marcus, where he was creative director of store planning and design.
McConnell joins Ambella from Pearson where she served as vice president of design since 2005. With years of upholstery design experience, McConnell has also held design management positions with Baker Furniture, Bernhardt Design and David Edward. Previously, McConnell was an interior designer for residential and commercial design firms, including Nelson and Associates, Builders Design and Marriott Corp. In her role as Creative Director Upholstery for Ambella, McConnell will oversee product, fabric selection and design for the new upholstery division.
"Ambella is headed in an exciting new direction and we're bringing together the best minds and creative talents in the business to help us get there," Moussa said.
"Rick's boundless creativity, proven track record and deep understanding of the specialized needs of our diverse designer and dealer customer base make him perfectly suited to guide the overall creative direction of Ambella as we transition into an important home furnishings style leader. Jennifer's keen eye for emerging trends, colors, textiles and upholstery design, coupled with the extensive industry insights and experience she brings to every aspect of the upholstery business, ensure that we will hit the ground running with our newest division."