Printer Friendly

TIFFANY & CO. OPENS STORE IN MICHIGAN

 TIFFANY & CO. OPENS STORE IN MICHIGAN
 TROY, Mich., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF), the


155-year old American jeweler of international renown, opens its first store in Michigan on Oct. 10 in the newly expanded Somerset Collection at 2801 Big Beaver Road in Troy. This morning, at a Founding Ceremony marked by the trumpet fanfare and a facade sheathed in Tiffany blue boxes, Chairman William R. Chaney and store Vice-President Charles Coleman unveiled the new location, followed by Troy's first "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
 Tiffany's 14th American store is comprised of approximately 14,000 square feet and occupies four levels, housing both retail and corporate services. The granite facade, with its showcase windows and steel doors is reminiscent of the firm's New York flagship. The store's spacious interior features Art-Deco styled American cherry wood walls and vitrines. Three salons present Tiffany's extensive collections of jewelry, arts of the table and stationery, as well as accessories such as leather goods, fragrance, clocks, writing instruments, scarves, ties, and silver fancy goods. The mezzanine level contains areas for customer service and watch repair. The store also offers bridal registry, personal shopping and corporate division services. Through its Corporate Division, Tiffany has served the special needs of Detroit businesses since 1988, and will now operate from its new corporate showroom and offices located in the store.
 Commenting on Tiffany's opening, Mr. Chaney stated, "We are delighted to establish a retail presence in one of America's most prominent metropolitan markets, and in a shopping environment that features the finest stores in the state of Michigan. We look forward to being an active member of the cultural, business and civic fabric of this vital American community."
 At the founding ceremony guests previewed several special exhibitions including the store's first windows, designed by Gene Moore, who has created Tiffany's New York windows for nearly 40 years. The windows honor the Motor City with fanciful depictions of automobiles crafted with twigs juxtaposed with Tiffany jewels. This morning Design Director John Loring also introduced his new book to be published at the end of October, "The Tiffany Gourmet Cookbook," an epicurean grand tour dedicated to the joyful art of entertaining. In addition, the festivities included a preview of "Treasures from the Tiffany Permanent Collection," a month-long exhibit of historically significant jewelry and silver designs spanning two centuries of Tiffany achievement. The exhibit, comprised of more than two dozen objects, includes an enamel and diamond pocket watch created for escape artist Harry Houdini and a decorative Civil War Presentation sword.
 The store also mounted its firs table setting vignette entitled "Election Night Jitters," hosted by interior designer Greg Jordan. A witty new "rising star" in interior design, Mr. Jordan creates an amusing salute to the upcoming presidential election. The setting combines silver objects from the recently introduced Louis Comfort Tiffany Collection, as well as a patriotic red, white and blue theme with Tiffany's "American Garden" porcelain. Bold Tiffany silk scarves form the window curtains of the "Oval Office," where a buffet dinner is being held.
 During the ceremony, Mr. Chaney unveiled Tiffany's gifts to Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village in honor of the opening. In recognition of the distinguished efforts of the museum, Tiffany has presented to them objects that reflect the jeweler's American heritage of design and craftsmanship. A 19th century silver water pitcher in the "Audubon" pattern is representative of Tiffany's legacy as a silversmith, while a contemporary jewelry design -- a parure of woven gold -- was crafted in Tiffany's workshops this year. Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village is the most visited indoor/outdoor historical complex in North America with an unparalleled collection of American home furnishings from all periods and styles, including a number of Tiffany & Co. designs. The opening cocktail reception held tonight will honor the Museum President Dr. Harold Skramstad along with friends and supporters.
 Tiffany & Co. (symbol TIF) is a public company whose shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
 -0- 10/8/92
 /CONTACT: Barbara Corvino of Tiffany & Co., 212-605-4696, or Fred Marx of Marx Layne, 313-855-6777, for Tiffany & Co./
 (TIF) CO: Tiffany & Co. ST: Michigan IN: REA SU:


AH-SH -- NY040 -- 7843 10/08/92 12:15 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Oct 8, 1992
Words:696
Previous Article:NORWEST CORPORATION ANNOUNCEMENT
Next Article:MAPCO NAMES PHILIP W. BAXTER SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT-STRATEGIC PLANNING
Topics:


Related Articles
TIFFANY & CO. ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR A TROY, MICH., STORE
TIFFANY & CO. OF NEW YORK ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR A NEW LOCATION IN THE SOMERSET COLLECTION
TIFFANY & CO. OPENS STORE IN PALM BEACH
TIFFANY & CO. OPENS STORE IN SAN DIEGO
TIFFANY & CO. ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR A SECOND STORE IN SINGAPORE
TIFFANY & CO. ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR A SECOND LOCATION IN HONOLULU IN THE ALA MOANA CENTER
TIFFANY & CO. ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR STORE IN GREATER MIAMI
TIFFANY & COMPANY OPENS NEW STORE IN HAWAII
TIFFANY & CO. ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR FURTHER EXPANSION IN THE U.S.; NEW STORES TO OPEN IN ILLINOIS AND NEW JERSEY

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters