Kravet Inc., established in 1918, is the industry leader in the "to the trade" home furnishings industry. This fifth generation family business distributes fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, trimmings, carpets and accessories. The family’s commitment to innovation has helped the company transform from a small fabric house to a global leader, representing brands and designers from all over the world. Kravet Inc. owns Kravet, Lee Jofa, Groundworks and GP & J Baker, all high end fabric houses that specialize in style, luxury and exceptional design. In 2011, Kravet Inc. acquired Brunschwig & Fils, a prestigious decorative house founded in 1900 that shares Kravet and Lee Jofa’s legacy of international design, commitment to quality, attention to detail and superb craftsmanship. With locations in North America and worldwide, Kravet Inc. offers the highest level of customer service, quality products and web technology for today’s design professional.
Samuel Kravet, a tailor from Russia, arrived in the United States and started tailoring for NYC's wealthy community.
S.Kravet & Sons was formed with Samuel Kravet's four sons - Morris, Sam, Sol and Hy selling fabric and trimmings to the interior design trade.
The first corporate showroom was opened in Manhattan for the trade.
Samuel's grandson entered the business, Mr. Larry Kravet.
S. Kravet & Sons became Kravet Fabric, Inc. with a showroom in New York and corporate offices and warehouse in Long Island. During the 1960's, Kravet Fabrics distribution expanded through a national showroom network and international distribution.
During the 1980's, the fourth generation of the Kravet family entered the business. New warehouses were opened in Long Island and South Carolina to meet the expanded business demands.
Kravet expanded its influence in the hospitality and healthcare markets with a new brand, Kravet Contract.
Kravet launched an upholstered furniture division to reinforce the expanded fabric business, Kravet Furniture.
Kravet established a licensing division called Kravet Collections featuring four categories: Interior Designers, Fashion Icons, Historical Properties and Lifestyles.
Kravet acquired Lee Jofa, a high end fabric brand with a rich heritage from 1823, including the distribution of additional brands Groundworks, GP&J Baker, Monkwell and Mulberry Home.
Kravet acquired GP&J Baker, UK Company founded in 1884 which has the largest privately held archive of decorative textiles in the world.
GP&J Baker Inc. opened a showroom in London and office and a warehouse in Poole, England to service international distribution.
Kravet launched furnishings categories including: Carpet, Lighting, Bedding and Decorative Hardware.
Kravet Inc. purchased Seacloth for distribution under the Lee Jofa brand.
Kravet Smart, a value driven brand, was introduced to serve the needs and interest of the interior design community with product categories of fabrics, trimmings, furniture and carpet.
Kravet Inc. acquired Brunschwig & Fils, a prestigious French decorative fabric house founded in 1900.
As of 2012, Kravet has 42 Corporate Showrooms, 50 Agent Showrooms, and Sales Representatives that visit customers worldwide.