June 8, 2022
The Contemporary Design Group is proud to announce the addition of their newest retailer member in North Carolina. Ambiente Modern Furniture has been in business since 1996 and has two showrooms in Raleigh and Asheville with 22,000 sq ft. of selling space.
The company had its origins as a Scandinavian furniture store but now carries product from all over the world, including Italy, Germany, Norway, Denmark, and the United States. Today, Ambiente is headed by Andre Haugaard as president, and his son Jasper Haugaard (pictured at right); who manages marketing, buying, and the Asheville showroom. The two hope to bring their product knowledge and buying power to the group. They also look forward to gaining new ideas for operations, marketing, and profitability, as well as the opportunity to learn about new suppliers and manufacturers.
“I think they have experience that will add to the combined knowledge of the group,” says Soren Thomsen, CDG Advisory Board Member and owner of TEMA Furniture in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Contemporary Design Group is a national association of independent home furnishings showrooms, specializing in modern and contemporary design. Currently the buying/performance/networking group is 44 showrooms strong with 29 retail members in 24 states.