A Stark fabric from the Twist collection by Sonia Rykiel for Lelievre
A Stark fabric from the Artiface collection by Sonia Rykiel for Lelievre

(April 15, 2013—New York, NY)— Stark, America’s top destination for the finest in carpet, rugs, fabric, wallcovering, and furniture, today announced that Scalamandré, the legendary American textile house and marketer of exclusive fabrics to the trade, will move its celebrated collections, along with its sales force, into Stark Fabrics’ spacious 10th floor showroom in New York’s Decoration & Design Building at 979 Third Avenue. The move will be effective May 1.

The combination of Stark’s luxury brands, including Old World Weavers, Lelievre, Missoni, Fonthill and Grey Watkins, with Scalamandré and Colony, presents an unparalleled opportunity to showcase the finest in fabric, wallcovering, trim, hardware and other custom choices in one location. The new partnership will also offer unique service and exceptional quality to the companies’ collective design clients.

John and Steven Stark state, “Scalamandré is a storied brand that will complement the Stark collection perfectly and we are delighted to welcome them into our New York showroom.  For 75 years, the Stark name has been synonymous with the highest quality rugs, carpets, fabric and wallcovering.  We pride ourselves on only delivering the best to our clients.  Scalamandré’s commitment to uncompromising quality will make them a great asset to our New York showroom.”

Louis Renzo, President of Scalamandré, added, “In November, an opportunity arose for Scalamandré to represent Stark Fabrics’ Fonthill and Grey Watkins collections in our Atlanta showroom. It has been a wonderful alliance and, in turn, when Stark Fabrics graciously invited us to display our collection in their 10th floor showroom, it was too good an offer to refuse. Over the years, Scalamandré has been exceptionally fortunate to have the distinguished leadership of its showrooms, agents and sub-agents. We have worked hard to establish and build relationships with the best and the brightest talent available in the marketplace and, with Stark Fabrics, we have found an ideal partner who shares our goals of design excellence and integrity.”


About Scalamandré: The mission of Scalamandré, the first name in fine fabrics, wallcovering and trim, has been to produce the most exquisite design introductions with a seamless integration of styles and periods. Scalamandré’s ability to fluently blend a uniform balance of art and craftsmanship has been the company’s hallmark and its clear sense of integrity and correctness remains a testament to its rich heritage of uncompromising quality and distinction. As the industry’s standard-bearer of excellence, it has been called upon by some of America’s most extraordinary properties from The White House to the Metropolitan Opera House. Long a destination for connoisseurs of fine design, it continues to serve premier designers, decorators and architects for their most distinguished projects. For further information, please visit www.scalamandre.com

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Stark Carpet was founded in 1946 by the late Arthur and Nadia Stark. The company is now headed by their two sons John and Steven Stark, who joined the firm more than four decades ago. In recent years, Stark has expanded to include fabric, wall coverings and furniture. In addition to the 18 professional design showrooms, the company also operates Stark Home and Design Centers in North Carolina, Connecticut, California, Florida and Michigan. With headquarters in New York at the D&D, Stark now has showrooms and offices in all major markets across the USA, as well as in London and Paris. The distribution centers are in Georgia and New York City, and the company also operates its own carpet-weaving mill in Pennsylvania. Stark has always been the leader in design development and produces the finest products that are available to the interior design community. Recently, the third generation of the Stark family, cousins Ashley and Chad Stark, have joined the company to carry on the original ideas of Arthur and Nadia Stark, and to eventually lead the company forward in the decades to come. For more information about Stark and its latest collections, please visit www.starkcarpet.com.