Over the last few years, the major fabric companies realized that with the textile inventories that they already carried, why wouldn’t they create lines of upholstered furnishings that customers would like to own. This would expand their product line, shorcut the customers’ shopping time and peak the imagination of both designers and their clients.
Lee Jofa was early onto this idea. Having been founded in the early 1800′s, Lee Jofa has always been a name synonymous as a supplier of fabrics of quality to customers with current and distinctive taste. They were bought in 1995 by the fourth generation, privately held company Kravet Fabrics. Kravet and Lee Jofa have kept Lee Jofa as a separately marketed division, staying with the original high end level of fabrics they always sold. In addition, other brands have been purchased to be sold from the Lee Jofa showrooms that would enhance and coordinate with their products. The contemporary fabric company, Groundworks was a year old in 1986 when it was acquired by Kravet. It is sold alongside Lee Jofa as a perfect pairing with their upholstery designs. In 2001 Kravet purchased G.P.and J. Baker as another fabric group to add to the Lee Jofa showrooms.
Throughout 2001 – 2007 Kravet has concentrated on its licensing program with major designers to showcase their fabric and furniture inspirations. Early collaborations were with Anthony Barrata and William Diamond, Suzanne Rheinstein, David Easton, Allegra Hicks, David Hicks, Thomas O’Brien, and Eric Cohler. Recent additions have been with Kelly Wearstler in an inspired collection of geometrics and signature prints with Groundworks.
Atlanta based Suzanne Kasler shows her style expertise through a new collection of classic yet modern reinterpretations of paisleys, suzanis, jaquards and more.
The iconic company Lilly Pulizter has also been a recent bright addition to Lee Jofa.
To receive more information about this dynamic line of furnishings and all its options contact us at 855-296-3702.