Gus Sets Larger High Point ShowroomAugust 31, 2012
The company's new 2,061-square-foot showroom is located in the International Home Furnishings Center, space H512. It is located near the previous Gus showroom in the Design Center, which was about 1,300 square feet.
"We needed additional space so that we could show all the exciting new designs in our growing collection," said Jon Isaak, marketing director. "The IHFC is a hub of activity that's easy to shop with a steady stream of traffic. Over the years, our showroom has become a must-see destination for retailers, designers and other buyers looking for fresh, modern design."
At market, Gus Design will enter the bedroom category for the first time with the introduction of two upholstered beds. The first model - the Gardiner bed - is a simple, geometric design. The second - the Carmichael - is a transitional design with turned walnut legs and a wing-shape treatment on the headboard.
Both beds are made using 100 percent Forest Stewardship Council-certified woods. The beds are offered in select fabrics as part of the company's in-stock program. Fabrics will include a cotton cover with nautical-inspired piping details; a billiard table-like recycled wool cover with contrast piping; and several menswear patterns.
"This is a very succinct, well-edited collection," said Amanda Schuler, cofounder of the company with husband David Podsiadlo and business partner Matt Parass. "We've been working on this addition for several years to make sure we got these beds just right."
The new line makes Gus Design Group "a whole home source," with products in every key category, added Isaak.
In addition to the new beds, Gus Design Group also is expanding its accent table line with the new Hull cocktail table. In solid ash with a powder-coated metal base, the piece has a "beautifully sculpted shape" that is similar to that of a guitar pick, Schuler said. "It's very smooth and organic-looking and we expect it to be a hit."
Building on a successful introduction of the rich, blue-toned Muskoka surf fabric introduced in April, Gus Design Group also is adding a new cover in a bright yellow tone called Laurentian Citrine this market that will be featured on its popular Carmichael loft sofa, the GT rocker and the Jasper cube ottoman.