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Turkish Furniture Maker Koleksiyon Expands U.S. Presence
Koleksiyon, one of Turkey's largest commercial furniture manufacturers, will expand its U.S. presence during NeoCon 2016 by opening a Chicago showroom.
It established U.S. headquarters in Dallas last year, and also opened a New York City showroom.
Koleksiyon's lead designers and company executives hope the new Chicago showroom will increase brand recognition, drive sales and further accelerate Koleksiyon’s North American expansion.
“Chicago is a leading architecture and design capital here in the U.S.,” said Basar Bilgin, President of Koleksiyon USA. “After debuting our U.S. headquarters in Dallas, we quickly realized that in order to be truly present in the furniture market, we must also have a strong presence in Chicago.”
Housed on the 11th floor of the Merchandise Mart, the showroom features a variety of Koleksiyon products and collections situated in a sophisticated and fluid manner.
“We wanted to highlight the brand’s focus on collaborative workspaces—replacing “me spaces” with “us spaces,” says Koray Malhan, Brand Director at Koleksiyon. “We wanted to design a space that suggests the idea that work spaces are similar to cities, where more and more spaces are communal.”
The new showroom illustrates the different ways Koleksiyon is solving workplace issues with its unique desk systems, shelving units, storage pieces, and other offerings.
Combining design, technology, technical quality and competent craftsmanship has made Koleksiyon one of the leading furniture companies in Turkey. The company now boasts a capacity for manufacturing the equivalent of 4.3 million square feet of wooden furniture and 54,000 pieces of upholstered furniture each year. Koleksiyon’s products are used in corporate offices, all variety of institutions, hospitality environments, recreational facilities, cultural centers and the home, among many others.