KI Brings Food Network Chef to Cleveland and Features Local Artists in LA

Feb. 19, 2008

GREEN BAY, WI - KI joined with business solutions firm Bill Thomason and Associates (BTA) to cook up a winter culinary event in the kitchen of Michael Symon's American bistro, Lolita, in Cleveland.

Symon, winner on the Food Network's Iron Chef America series, gave a cooking demonstration to participants from 15 A&D firms. The evening included a five course meal paired with wines, as guests learned how to make Symon's famous mac and cheese, crùme brêlée, and butternut squash. 

In another networking event that targeted the A&D community, KI and Pallas® Textiles hosted the fifth annual Moonlight Madness. Moonlight Madness featured hand-crafted artwork by artists from the Los Angeles interior design community at the KI Century Showroom in Los Angeles. Artwork included jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, photography and paintings. Guests enjoyed drinks, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment.  

"These events are great opportunities for professionals in the A&D community to meet and network with one another," says Norman Nance, IIDA, LEED AP, vice president-marketing, A&D and environmental initiatives, KI. "We continually seek special activities that appeal to A&D guests and look forward to hosting similar events throughout 2008."

About KI
KI manufactures innovative furniture and wall system solutions for higher education, K-12, healthcare, government and corporate markets. The employee-owned company is headquartered in Green Bay, WI, and operates sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. KI tailors products and service solutions to the specific needs of each customer through its unique "Market of One" customer service and manufacturing philosophy. For more information, visit

About Pallas Textiles
Named for Pallas Athena, Greek Goddess of Weaving, Pallas Textiles was established in 1988 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of KI. Pallas Textiles ( is structured on design-driven principles. The creative balance between sound business management and responsible design intelligence is personified by the Pallas design team. Collections include textiles for contract upholstery and panel systems, wall coverings, textiles for healthcare environments and casements. The Pallas designers work within a system that considers each design and colorway as an individual unit as well as a variable within its own schema. Thus, the entire Pallas Collection is designed to harmonize with the total interior environment and its furnishings.

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