In a decision with historical significance to the textiles industry, Revman International will move its headquarters location to the Empire State Building in time for the September 2013 New York Home Fashions Market.
The company has signed a lease for the entire 70th floor of the iconic New York building, whose layout will include Revman’s offices, showroom and breakout rooms for conferences. Revman will display its spring 2013 textiles market introductions in its current space, 1211 Sixth Ave. in New York City, which it has occupied since the company’s founding in 1989.
For many years, many of the largest bedding and bath textiles vendors, including the major mills, had their offices and showrooms on Sixth Avenue between 40th Street and 55th Street. Revman is the last of these companies to be located in this area.
According to Richard Roman, Revman’s president and CEO, location and economics are the prime reasons for the move. “We are saving money with a more cost-effective space,” Roman said, adding that the lease for the Empire State Building space costs half as much as its current lease on Sixth Avenue.
As far as location, the new space is closer to the showroom buildings on Fifth Avenue in New York City. “This will be more convenient for our customers, especially during markets,” Roman said.
It is noteworthy that another major textiles vendor, Hollander Home Fashions, also moved its New York showroom to a location near the showroom buildings. Hollander’s new space, at 440 Park Ave. South, opened during the New York Home Fashions Market last month. Previously, Hollander’s New York showroom was located at 1071 Sixth Ave.