Robert Allen DC Showroom Nationally Recognized for Bright Design Ideas

2015.0810.Nwy.RobertAllen.DCShowroomRobert Allen’s newly refreshed Washington DC showroom has been recognized by the Illumination Engineering Society with two awards for its excellence in lighting use. The first award, the National Illumination Award Certificate of Merit, distinguishes Robert Allen on a national level, while the District of Columbia Illumination Engineering Society Candela Award honors them locally. In addition to creating an attractive ambiance, the showroom was selected for its thoughtful use of LED lighting to achieve an environmentally-friendly space.

The showroom opened in fall 2014 and was designed by Chicago-based firm marquardt+, and the two awards recognize the space for its excellence in lighting design, distinguishing its innovative and thoughtful use of lighting.”

2015.0810.Nwy.RobertAllen.DCShowroom2Vice President of Marketing for Robert Allen Robert Nachman notes, “Our Washington DC location is setting the tone as the first of many redesigned showrooms to come for Robert Allen. With the design, we sought to create an engaging ambiance that provides an inspiring workspace for designers, and we carefully selected each detail to ensure this. We?re so pleased to have been recognized for the hard work that the marquardt+ team put into the space.”

The lighting throughout the showrooms showcases the textiles and design through a range of fixtures, from oversized pendant lights to track lighting. This variety helps establish both display and work zones and crafts the proper aesthetic for each. Additionally, the use of LED lighting throughout the showroom proves Robert Allen’s dedication to environmentally friendly design– the lights are especially energy efficient to keep the spacious showroom lit without using copious amounts of electricity.

The Illumination Engineering Society District of Columbia Section — IES Candela Award seeks to recognize a DC design that showcases professionalism, ingenuity, and originality of lighting design. The Illumination Engineering Society of North America National Illumination Award Certificate of Merit honors the showroom on a national scale for its effective and fresh implementation of lighting. Judges for the program were selected from a broad professional spectrum representing knowledge of lighting and industry excellence.

For more information, please visit or call 800-333-3777 to make a private appointment at one of the company’s showrooms or New York City studio.

About The Robert Allen Group

The Robert Allen Group is one of the world’s largest designers of fine fabrics for the interior design trade and is recognized as a brand leader in its field. Based in the USA, the company sells its products under the Robert Allen, Beacon Hill, Robert Allen Contrast, and Robert Allen @ Home brands, and is renowned for the Robert Allen Color Library, recognized as the first fine fabric collection to be designed by color. The Robert Allen Group has showroom locations throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and an extensive worldwide agent showroom network.