Monday, May 29, 2006

BermanFALK Acquires LDC Design Studio

From FURNITUREToday comes news that BermanFALK has acquired the rights to produce the furniture designs of California-based LDC Design Studio.
LDC, a 10-year-old contemporary bedroom, dining and occasional furniture producer based in Palm Springs, will stay in business, and owner Joel Bessaules will continue to provide input on design, but its collections will be made at the Bermanfalk plant in Langley, British Columbia, said Gary Berman, vice president of marketing and sales for Bermanfalk.

He described LDC as a niche-oriented manufacturer with a regional presence in the U.S. Southwest, whose looks complement Bermanfalk designs.

The company hopes to expose LDC to an international customer base, Berman said. He said Bermanfalk also wants to develop relationships with what he described as LDC’s loyal customer base among designers.

“They’ve obviously got some terrific product. It’s very well styled and works along with our product well,” Berman said.

He said the purchase was completed in late February, and did not disclose a price.

Last year, Bermanfalk acquired Vancouver-based HOM Furniture & Design, a high-end company targeted to metropolitan markets. Berman said the goal eventually is to market the three companies under one brand name.

The LDC Design Studio bed in Espresso finish pictured above is part of the Chandler collection and comes in Classic Finishes of Amber Rift Oak, Chestnut Rift Oak, Dark Walnut Rift Oak, Espresso Rift Oak, and Ebony Rift Oak. In addition, there are Premium Finishes of Birdseye Maple, Zebrawood, Macassar Ebony amd Wenge.

With the loss of Dinec' bedroom furniture line, a result of the discontinuation as a result of Dinec's reorganization from Chapter 11, Landfair Furniture + Design Gallery will be pleased to offer LDC Design Studio as part of the BermanFALK quality furniture offerings.

Bev & Mike


Way2New said...

No wonder the guy is Anonymous who wrote the message above, I'm a good customer of Joel and Kevin. Their furniture is beautiful and nice and I have had always a good expierince in the store... They are talented designers and their style is amazing! Keep up good work!

Mike Landfair said...

I normally delete anonymous comments, but I thought I would leave it to elicit comments like yours. Thank you and we are extremely pleased with BermanFALK.
Mike Landfair

Joel Dessaules said...

I feel that the content of this anonymous writer's letter is false and I have had no contact from any such persons making such claims. If you can contact these alleged customers and forward my information to them I would appreciate that and be more than happy to assist their situation. Otherwise, I have no means of rectifying this situation and no way to know if these claims are true or just merely malicious.
Joel Dessaules
LDC design studio

Mike Landfair said...

I have deleted the comment from anonymous in light of the comment from Joel Dessaules of LDC design studio

WOOD WORLD said...

When will these "well styled" products be available to see in person? I will be in Portland in August. Jonathan Wood