Andrew Martin, UK's second largest privately-owned Interiors house opens its First Mideast Store at Dubai International Financial CentrePress Release 02 Apr 2009 12:54 pm
Andrew Martin, the UK’s second largest privately owned furniture and fabric house (after Designer’s Guild) has launched its first store within the Middle East at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The 650 sq ft store will be a key addition to the existing group of Andrew Martin shops located around the world.
Abdulla Bin Sougat, Chief Executive Officer of DIFC Lifestyle Group said: “The Dubai International Financial Centre is not just a collection of world-leading financial institutions, but a vibrant lifestyle community that strives to offer the best quality of life compared to anywhere in the world. We are extremely pleased that of all the locations in the region available to the globally renowned Andrew Martin, it chose Dubai - and specifically Dubai International Financial Centre - to establish its first regional store. Its presence within the DIFC community, will no doubt add to the DIFC offering.”
Managing Director Martin Waller’s philosophy is to provide simple yet innovative designs with global inspiration – using distinctive colours and textured fabrics. He translates crafts and cultural traditions found on his travels, into stylish, contemporary creations. Martin Waller is also responsible for the annual award that recognizes achievement within the interior design industry: The Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award.
The Andrew Martin brand is now distributed worldwide via top fabric houses such as Kravet (USA), Pierre Frey (France) and Decortex (Italy), in over 55 countries. There are also showrooms in Athens, Moscow, and now Dubai. Over 3,000 meters of Andrew Martin fabric are sold every day worldwide.