Ethan Allen – American furniture and interiors
Ethan Allen is a nationwide home furniture and decorations retailer. It is named after the famous American patriot from the Revolutionary War, Ethan Allen. Their stores offer shoppers a wide variety of furniture and accessories, including textiles, wall decorations, bedding, lamps, and other decorative items, all at various price segments to appeal to consumers with different budgets. Ethan Allen's slogan is “Classic Design. Modern Perspective” and this concept is evident in their timeless yet contemporary furniture and approach to retail outlets: they attempt to be a one-stop destination for shoppers interested in completely decorating and furnishing their home or apartment. Ethan Allen also offers a complimentary professional design service for their especially busy customers who are in need of assistance when decorating their homes. Additionally, special financing plans are available so that customers don't have to wait to furnish their homes!
Ethan Allen – American furniture since 1932
Ethan Allen was founded in 1932 by two brothers-in-law, Nathan Ancell and Theodore Baumritter, in New York City as Baumritter & Co. Originally, the store sold housewares but expanded to furniture in 1936 after the two brothers-in-law purchased a bankrupt furniture factory in Beecher Falls, Vermont. They named their first line of colonial-inspired furniture after Ethan Allen and would eventually change the name of the company to Ethan Allen Industries in 1972. Corporate headquarters for the company was moved to Danbury, Connecticut in the same year. Today, Ethan Allen has almost 300 stores across the United States and roughly 4,800 full time employees in their retail locations, factories, and distribution centers.