Kravet Inc., established in 1918, is the industry leader in the to the trade home furnishings industry. Our 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, GP & J Baker, and Brunschwig & Fils — all high end fabric houses that specialize in style, luxury and exceptional design. 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, arrives in the United States and starts tailoring for New York City's wealthy community.
S.Kravet & Sons is founded with Samuel Kravet's four sons — Morris, Sam, Sol and Hy — selling fabric and trimmings to the interior design trade.
The first corporate showroom opens in Manhattan servicing the interior design trade.
Samuel's grandson, Mr. Larry Kravet, enters the business.
S. Kravet & Sons becomes Kravet Fabrics, Inc. with a showroom in New York.
Corporate office and warehouse is built in Woodbury, New York. During the 1960's, Kravet Fabrics’ distribution expands through a national showroom network and international distributors.
During the 1980's, the fourth generation of the Kravet family enters the business — Cary, Lisa, Scott and Ellen Kravet. New warehouses are opened in Bethpage, New York and Anderson, South Carolina to meet the increased business demands.
During the 1990’s, Kravet expands its influence in the hospitality and healthcare markets with a new brand, Kravet Contract.
Kravet launches an upholstered furniture division, Kravet Furniture to support the expanded fabric business.
Kravet establishes a licensing division featuring four categories: interior designers, fashion icons, historical properties and lifestyles. Inaugural collections include esteemed designer Mark Hampton and the prestigious Smithsonian Museum.
Kravet acquires Lee Jofa, a high end fabric brand with a rich heritage dating back to1823 founded by Arthur H. Lee. Groundworks, GP&J Baker and Mulberry Home are distributed brands under the Lee Jofa offering.
Kravet signs a long term licensing agreement with the UK fashion brand Mulberry Home.
Kravet acquires GP & J Baker, a UK company founded in 1884 bringing with it one of the largest and most exciting privately held archive of decorative textiles in the UK.
GP & J Baker opens a showroom in London, as well as an office and warehouse in Poole, England to service both UK and international distribution.
Kravet launches furnishings categories including carpet, lighting, bedding and decorative hardware.
Kravet Fabrics becomes Kravet Inc. to encompass all brands and product categories.
Kravet Smart, a value driven brand, is introduced with product categories including fabrics, trimmings, furniture and carpet.
Through Lee Jofa, Kravet begins distributing Blithfield, a company known for its extensive range of colorful and beautifully inspired printed and woven designs.
Kravet Inc. acquires Brunschwig & Fils, the distinguished high-end distributor of to the trade home textiles, trimmings, wallcoverings and furniture, known for its rich French history dating back to 1891.
By 2012, Kravet has established 35 corporate showrooms, 50 agent showrooms, and sales representatives that visit customers worldwide.
Sara Kravet, first member of the fifth generation joins the company.
Kravet begins distributing Gaston y Daniela, a luxury textile company based in Spain.
Kravet begins exclusively distributing Winfield Thybony wallcoverings in North America.
Sander Kravet, second member of the fifth generation, joins the company.
Through Brunschwig & Fils, Kravet begins distributing Creations Metaphores, a contemporary brand of high-end upholstery fabrics, and Jagtar, a renowned textile house that specializes in silk.
Kravet launches CuratedKravet.com, a to the trade e-commerce provider of finished product ready for immediate shipment.
Kravet begins distributing Andrew Martin, a company known for its eclectic, multilayered and easy-living style of furnishings.
Daniel Kravet, third member of the fifth generation, joins the company as the Kravet family continues its legacy.
Kravet Inc. celebrates its 100th year anniversary in business with exciting new offerings, advanced technology and a firm commitment to being the primary resource for fabrics and furnishings to the interior design trade.