Jean de Merry debuted with the De Sousa Hughes Showroom two weeks ago during San Francisco’s Winter Market 2008. San Fran’s design week brought out familiar Los Angeles names to De Sousa Hughes including Madeline Stuart, Fuse Lighting and Jean de Merry, among others.
The Jean de Merry team worked around the clock to debut during Winter Market. Erik Hughes and Geoffrey De Sousa visited our showroom in December, where the 34 pieces to debut were finalized between them and Jean. Working through the holidays, we were able to send all pieces to San Francisco within hours of our deadline. Our dedicated production guys were even able to beat UPS-Overnight when we were in need of additional catalogs due to the overwhelming response we received from the Winter Market crowd.
There was an air of excitement at the inception of having a stronger presence in San Francisco. Jean and I traveled up for the week to meet, greet and work. We couldn’t have been happier with the sales staff at DSH. There was a terrific amount of enthusiasm and excitement about our product and the addition it was making to their already fabulous showroom.
With such close proximity to Los Angeles, Winter Market drew a large LA crowd. There must have been a memo to leave the attitude behind and to arrive full of fabulousness, as Winter Market was a great and enjoyable success.