March 11, 2019
MGBlair Press Release
CINCINNATI’S SLIM FURNITURE BECOMES MGBLAIR
Locally Owned Furniture Company Moves to a Distributor Business Model
& Rebrands Focused on Hospitality Sector; Relocates & Unveils Trade Showroom
CINCINNATI, OHIO – March [day], 2019– SLIM Furniture, launched in 2017 as a consumer-focused business with an online presence and brick-and-mortar retail showroom in Cincinnati, has shifted to an exclusive US distributor model focused on the hospitality sector and will now be known as MGBlair. SLIM’s business was built on the concept of a patented interlocking assembly and disassembly furniture system (no tools required), creating easy modular furniture setups for indoor or outdoor use, in a contemporary and comfortable design. MGBlair will continue to market its SLIM Capital Line of outdoor furnishings specifically to retailers. MGBlair has inked agreements with multiple Asian and Mexican manufacturers to bring four additional lines of outdoor furnishings to the US market – as the exclusive distributor in the US for the hospitality market. MGBlair’s five lines include SLIM, Atoll, Haven, Agave and Core, offering hospitality customers a wide range of modern design options ideal for restaurants, hotels and resorts.
“The nature of SLIM as a knock-down product needs demonstration; it’s a huge challenge to do that effectively with a trade audience”, said Woodrow Plunkett, Managing Partner, MGBlair. “We’ve seen phenomenal success in a relatively short period of time with the hospitality sector and have come to understand the design aesthetic and variety that’s important to them. By moving to an exclusive distributor model, we can offer hospitality-specific outdoor furnishings that set their hotel or resort apart and help them realize a specific design vision,” Plunkett continued. The Company was in a combined office/warehouse space in Tri-County, and has relocated nearby to 5158 Duff Drive, increasing its overall square footage with a 750 square foot designers showroom built specifically for hospitality buyers with state of the art interactive design capabilities.
MGBlair will formally introduce its five lines of outdoor furnishings at HDExpo, May 15-17 in Las Vegas, the largest North American trade show for hospitality furnishings.
MGBlair specializes in outdoor casual furnishing with a modern aesthetic. MGBlair is the exclusive US distributor of globally-sourced, high-quality, beautifully designed and durable furniture collections created specifically for hospitality environments. MGBlair began as a single-line collection focused on flexibility with its highly successful, patented, modular SLIM Furniture line. MGBlair now offers five distinctive furniture collections: Haven, Atoll, Agave, Core and SLIM. MGBlair is based in Ohio, with manufacturing in the U.S.A., Asia and Central America. To view MGBlair exclusive outdoor furnishings, go to https://www.mgblair.com.