By LuAnne Silvia, ASID

Day two of the design bloggers conference in New York City we toured Kravet studios. What an honor to get a behind the scenes tour of this fourth generation family owned company! Kravet is an innovative leader in the trade home furnishings industry distributing furniture, fabrics, trims, carpet, and accessories. The company’s close knit family values have grown the company that was established in 1918 to the global presence they are today. Everyone we met was excited to talk about their role and share their contribution to this company. We traveled between two floors from department to department and got a glimpse of how products are developed from initial concept to merchandising. We even got a privileged sneak peek into products that are in the works!

Kravet has acquired prominent fabric companies such as Lee Jofa and most recently Brunschwig & Fils, a French decorative fabr