• By Lisa Brody

Kitchen designer moves

After a decade in downtown Birmingham at 202 E. Maple Road, Scavolini Store Detroit moved September 1 to the Michigan Design Center in Troy. Owned by partners Niki Serras, Alisha Serras and Brian Gamache, the three opened design centers in Chicago and Boston after the success of their Birmingham showroom. Scavolini is an Italian brand of cabinetry founded in 1961, and is custom made and imported from Italy for each client. Specializing in modern kitchens, baths, living area and closets; the team let international design trends influence their work and regularly travel to Italy and abroad for inspiration. “There are a lot of clients and trade members who go to design centers for the purpose of specifying for their projects. We think there’s value in critical mass,” Niki Serras said, adding that Scavolini Store Detroit welcomes both consumers and trade members. “We can work directly with a client who may not have an architect or interior designer, and we can take them through the paces,” she explained. “Alternatively, we have clients who don’t want to be involved and leave the entire decision-making process to their designer or architect. We can take either path.” Serras said she found it convenient to partner with other MDC tenants to complete Scavolini’s showroom vignettes, as well as the center offers free and convenient parking. Business Matters for the Birmingham - Bloomfield area are reported by Lisa Brody. Send items for consideration to LisaBrody@downtownpublications.com. Items should be received three weeks prior to publication.

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