CELEBRATED FURNITURE EXPERTS, THE KENO BROTHERS, LAUNCH NEW COLLECTION IN MINNESOTA
Debut at Gabberts, presentation also held for to-the-design-trade at Duxbury Limited
May 31, 2011, High Point, NC – Television celebrities and furniture experts Leigh and Leslie Keno introduced their new collection of classically modern furniture, the Keno Bros.™ collection, at Gabberts in Edina, Minnesota last week.
Their visit originated with an appearance on “Twin Cities Live”, a popular afternoon television show in Minneapolis. Later, more than three hundred fans were in attendance at Gabberts’ Galleria location to greet the twin brothers and see the brand new collection first-hand. Leigh and Leslie regaled the crowd with their infectious, passionate stories describing the unique inspirations for their collection. They also posed for pictures and signed autographs.
Jerry Underwood, Gabberts executive director of marketing, noted, “During their years on TV and in their work evaluating some of the most important furnishings from history, Leigh and Leslie have educated America on the importance of authentic design, expert craftsmanship and original finishes. Through this event, they helped more than 300 guests at Gabberts understand how these principles apply to their classically modern collection. During the party that followed, they graciously signed hundreds of autographs and posed for many dozens of photos with enthusiastic audience members.”
Steve Platt, general merchandise manager at Gabberts added, “What a wonderful opportunity this was to launch the exciting new Keno furniture line at Gabberts! Leslie and Leigh simply charmed our guests with their expertise, energy and wit. We could not have had more congenial guest presenters than Leigh and Leslie Keno. Their passion for the pieces they have introduced is contagious and the audience loved the event.”
The successful event at Gabberts was followed the next afternoon with a to-the-design-trade presentation given by the Kenos at Duxbury Limited, a noted designer showroom representing Theodore Alexander, makers of the Keno Bros. furniture collection. The Duxbury Limited event, located in the International Market Square in Minneapolis, was well attended by high-end designers.
With an avid interest in beautiful and rare Americana for more than 30 years, the Keno brothers are considered among the country's foremost experts on antiques. As appraisers on the Emmy-nominated hit PBS television show, “Antiques Roadshow”, they garnered a dedicated following with approximately 10 million viewers watching weekly, according to PBS.
The Keno Bros. collection, crafted by Theodore Alexander, is made up of approximately 100 individual pieces, ranging in style from 18th Century classics to 20th Century modern adaptations. Multi-purpose functionality is built into the designs, meeting the needs of today’s consumers with style. Quality is also paramount. Utilizing nearly 20 species of woods, including mahogany, ebony, sycamore, tiger maple and rosewood, the collection is unique and exciting.
To learn more about the Keno Bros. collection, please visit www.kenobroscollection.com or www.facebook.com/kenobros, and follow them on Twitter @kenobros.
Please visit the Keno Bros. site to learn more.