Thursday, September 11, 2008

Amatulli & Sons Opens Oriental Rug and Fine Furniture Store in Greenville/Spartunburg South Carolina- Asheville, North Carolina Area

Amatulli & Sons Opens Oriental Rug and Fine Furniture Store in Greenville/Spartunburg South Carolina- Asheville, North Carolina Area

Amatulli & Sons, LLC has opened a new Oriental Rug & Fine Furniture showroom in Greer, SC. The facility feature hand made rugs from Turkey, Iran (Persian), India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, China and the Balkans. There is also a selection of new and antique furniture from England & France - South, Central and East Asia - and the Americas.

Greer, SC, September 11, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Amatulli & Sons, LLC is celebrating the grand opening of their new Oriental Rug & Fine Furniture showroom in Greer at 1317 West Poinsett St. They commenced their move from New Canaan, CT in July, 2007 and after 12 truck loads of inventory the move was completed almost a year later in June 2008.

“It was quite an endeavor to pack, ship and resettle a business that has been up and running for over 40 years”, reports owner Richard Amatulli. “We’ve been planning the move since we first bought property in Landrum in 1998.”

Though new to the Upstate as full time residents the family has actually been in the area for more than 35 years. “We’ve considered investing here for a long time, becoming part of the local community and contributing to its growth,” says Mr. Amatulli. “Everyone from town officials to local merchants and local residents has been incredibly helpful in assisting in the transition.”

The husband and wife team of Richard and Mary Amatulli are joined by the middle of their three sons, John. He has been with the company full time for nearly 8 years contributing design and engineering experience gained from 9 years of post college experience as well as the knowledge gained from growing up in the home furnishings business.

The history of the company goes back to 1968 when Rich Amatulli while serving with NATO in Turkey formed a partnership to revitalize Turkey's rug industry. In the following 30 years of manufacturing integrated with wholesaling and retailing in the United States, the firm became the premiere source for Turkish rugs.

An 18-time winner of the Turkish Gold Medal for Exports, importing more than 80,000 Turkish rugs into the United States by 1987, the business expanded further including exquisite works from Iran (Persia), Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia and Egypt. In 1985 furniture was added to the repertoire, imported directly from France, England, and Asia, along with collections from domestic sources in the Americas. The company continued to import, wholesale and retail through the millennium shifting emphasis with market trends until the decision to focus on a new market in the Upstate of South Carolina and Western North Carolina.

Amatulli & Sons is open to the public and the trade Tuesday thru Saturday from 11am to 5pm or by special appointment. For more information visit their website at www.RugAuthority.com or call 864-879-1122.
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