About Kravet Inc.

Kravet Inc., established in 1918, is the industry leader in 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.

KRAVET TIMELINE

1918

1918

Samuel Kravet, a tailor from Russia, arrived in the United States and started tailoring for NYC's wealthy community.

1924

1918

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.

1938

1938

The first corporate showroom was opened in Manhattan for the trade.

1949

1949

Samuel's grandson entered the business, Mr. Larry Kravet.

1960

1960

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.

1980

1980

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.

1990

1990's

Kravet expanded its influence in the hospitality and healthcare markets with a new brand, Kravet Contract.

1992

1992

Kravet launched an upholstered furniture division to reinforce the expanded fabric business, Kravet Furniture.

1995

1993

Kravet established a licensing division called Kravet Collections featuring four categories: Interior Designers, Fashion Icons, Historical Properties and Lifestyles.

1995

1995

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.

2001

2001

Kravet acquired GP&J Baker, UK Company founded in 1884 which has the largest privately held archive of decorative textiles in the world.

2004

2004

GP&J Baker Inc. opened a showroom in London and office and a warehouse in Poole, England to service international distribution.

2005

2005

Kravet launched furnishings categories including: Carpet, Lighting, Bedding and Decorative Hardware.

2008

2008

Kravet Inc. purchased Seacloth for distribution under the Lee Jofa brand.

2009

2009

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.

2011

2011

Kravet Inc. acquired Brunschwig & Fils, a prestigious French decorative fabric house founded in 1900.

2012

2012

As of 2012, Kravet has 42 Corporate Showrooms, 50 Agent Showrooms, and Sales Representatives that visit customers worldwide.