2010 is off to a great start, primariliy due to a series of steps over the past several years. In February of 2008, Brentano moved to their present day corporate headquarters in Wheeling, IL, just northwest of Chicago. This move from their previous location, which consisted of three separate buildings, allowed the company to unite their team under one substantially larger roof. In late 2009, the design department moved into their newly constructed environmentally-
When asked about the journey from those eight patterns to Brentano’s present-day success, Wang is humble, saying she never imagined such an opportunity, and that it is in large part due to the clients for supporting the line, and to the sales force for believing in the company. While Wang has an understanding of Brentano’s place in the interior design industry, she also says “I feel this is just a start,” she says, “like we have been learning how to do it.” She says it’s been 20 years of a gaining experience, and she looks forward to learning more and continuing to go further in the years to come.
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Founded in 1990 by Design Director Iris Wang and her husband and President E-Kwan Chen, Brentano has grown from a modest beginning of eight patterns to an internationally represented textile house. Brentano's fabrics stem from Wang's philosophy of balancing beauty + performance. Their growing collection of eco-fabrics expands this ideology by demanding textiles to meet thoroughly researched standards of environmental consciousness while maintaining their beauty. Celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2010, Brentano continues to offer a variety of innovative and interesting textiles, including eco-friendly faux leather, high performance upholstery, fire-resistant, outdoor and Crypton and Nano-Tex fabrics. Please visit www.brentanofabrics.com for more information.