Roset USA Corporation Summarily Shuts Down Houston and Austin Showrooms

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Fourteen years of building the Roset brand in Texas gone in a flash.

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Without warning, Ligne Roset distributor, Intex Livingspace, Ltd., was ordered to cease operations immediately as of July 16th, 2010. A simple one page letter written by Antoine Roset, Executive Vice President of Roset USA Corporation ("Rosef') states, '... Roset will discontinue accepting orders for its products from both your Houston and Austin showrooms... In addition, please immediately remove all signs bearing any of Roset's trademarks and names and discontinue use of any materials identifying your company as an authorized dealer of Roset."

Intex Livingspace, Ltd. ("Intex") was a Roset distributor for over eleven years in Houston and was one of the top performing Roset showrooms in North America. Intex also launched the first Ligne Roset Boutique concept in the world in Austin, Texas in 2009.

"We were in negotiations with Roset to restructure our business relationship and had worked out a plan." Says Intex Principal, Bruce Wolfe, "This letter came as a complete surprise and was absolutely not the alternative we had hoped for. Be that as it may, our main concern is for our valued clients. We are pleased to know that Roset has pledged to follow up and fulfill all orders placed."

Roset has had a string of showroom closings in the past two years, including Las Vegas, Long Island, Paramus and Washington, D.C., among others. The closing of Houston and Austin are the latest of these closures. In the last two years, twenty-one Ligne Roset showrooms were open in North America. However, with this string of closures, only thirteen Ligne Roset showrooms remain open in North America.

About Ligne Roset

Founded in 1860, Ligne Roset ( is an international contemporary furnishings company based in France featuring a high-end, design-forward line of household furniture, lighting, accessories and textiles geared toward the modem lifestyle.

About Intex Livingspace, Ltd.

Based in Houston, Texas, Intex and its predecessor, Ligne Roset Texas Inc. has been distributing imported home furnishings for fourteen years. Intex had been the exclusive distributor for Ligne Roset in Houston and Austin, Texas.


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Barbara Kelso
Intex Livingspace, Ltd
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