Mark Ross has joined home décor designer and supplier Chelsea House as showroom designer.
In this role, he will work with Creative Director Bradshaw Orrell and his team.
“We undertook an extensive search to find the right designer that could reflect the sophistication and creativity of the products in the showroom presentation,” said Pam Cain, president of the Rocky Mount, N.C.-based company. “Mark and Bradshaw make a formidable team and the perfect pairing to continue to advance the inspiring and exciting showroom experience.”
Ross has more than 30 years of experience in visual merchandising and product development. Most recently, he spent 32 years serving various roles at Two’s Company including bringing permanent showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York to life, managed the direction and styling of the bi-annual sales catalog, scouted trends at shows in Paris, London and in Asia. He was also involved in new product and he was ultimately named the head of the visual merchandising and product development division in addition to acting as creative director.
Ross’s work garnered 30 industry awards, most notably: First Place for Visual Display, Best of Floor for Outstanding Visual display, Best of Show for Window Display, Best Visual Presentation and Best in Show multiple times at key national industry gift shows.
“I am honored to join Chelsea House and give existing and new products a sense of place within each showroom,” said Ross. “I look forward to applying my years of experience in merchandising and creative design to this position and am eager to collaborate with Bradshaw and the remainder of the team in High Point and Atlanta.”
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