Nov. 16, 2007

Company showcases collections from Pallas Textiles and Skyline Design

GREEN BAY, WIS. – More than 175 architects, interior designers and other special guests joined KI for an evening of shopping and networking at New York City’s Saks Fifth Avenue department store on Nov.14. The “Shoe FÊTEish” event was co-sponsored by Pallas® Textiles and Skyline Design.

“An event like this is a great way to bring together members of the A&D community, showcase some of our products and just have some fun,” said Norman Nance, IIDA, LEED®AP, vice president-marketing, A&D and environmental initiatives, KI. “We look forward to hosting similar events like this during the upcoming year.”

Attendees enjoyed food, wine and music in Café SFA, Saks Fifth Avenue’s premier dining area, adjacent to its recently renovated “Shoes on Eight” designer shoe floor. Pallas Textiles previewed samples of its upcoming collection, Simply Real, designed by Laura Guido-Clark. The Simply Real collection features four lines that highlight uniquely hued color combinations in fabrics made of recycled and recyclable materials, each suitable for corporate, education, healthcare and hospitality markets.

Also on display were a number of pieces from Skyline Design’s architectural glass collection. Several Skyline Design glass options are available for KI’s Genius® architectural wall systems including large and small scale patterns, frosted finishes, weaves and textures.

Guests were treated to a 15 percent discount on all of the store’s merchandise and enjoyed private shopping between the hours of 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. when Saks Fifth Avenue closed its doors to the public. KI also raffled off two $100 gift cards from the department store.

About Pallas Textiles
Named for Pallas Athena, Greek Goddess of Weaving, Pallas Textiles was established in 1988 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of KI. Pallas Textiles ( is structured on design-driven principles. The creative balance between sound business management and responsible design intelligence is personified by the Pallas design team. Collections include textiles for contract upholstery and panel systems, wall-coverings, textiles for healthcare environments and casements. The Pallas designers work within a system that considers each design and colorway as an individual unit as well as a variable within its own schema. Thus, the entire Pallas Collection is designed to harmonize with the total interior environment and its furnishings.

About Skyline Design
Founded in 1982, Skyline Design is the number one supplier of sandblasted and sealed decorative glass in North America. Skyline is an award-winning studio located in Chicago and is recognized nationally for quality craftsmanship and service. Visit for details on the entire family of Skyline glass products.

About KI
KI manufactures innovative furniture and wall system solutions for higher education, K-12, healthcare, government and corporate markets. The employee-owned company is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. and operates sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. KI tailors products and service solutions to the specific needs of each customer through its unique “Market of One” customer service and manufacturing philosophy. For more information, visit


Falynne Smith
Eric Mower and Associates

KI’s guests enjoy an evening of shopping and networking at New York City’s Saks Fifth Avenue.
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