Phoenix-based event furniture and decor company Kool Party Rentals is poised to announce today that it has acquired the brand and inventory of Girari, headquartered in Los Angeles. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Girari is renowned for outfitting some of the most prominent Los Angeles-area events with luxurious, industry-leading designs,” said Jack Weiner, Kool CEO. “The addition of these assets will serve us well as we continue to expand our offerings and services.”
Kool management was drawn to Girari due to the "elegant lines of this product," Weiner tells Special Events, "which struck me the first time I saw it. I knew it was the perfect line to complement our existing offerings at Kool." The deal gives Kool more 100 glass and aluminum tables and more than 600 chairs. (See photo below for a Girari style.)
Kool will offer the Girari line in its warehouses in Arizona, Southern California and Las Vegas.
FAMILY AFFAIR Formed in 2006 to showcase the artistic talents of a multi-generational, family-run aluminum foundry, Girari is known for its hand-molded, sand-cast aluminum furnishings. Stressing sustainability paired with trend-setting design, Girari has serviced events in Los Angeles for the Museum of Contemporary Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, L'Ermitage Hotel and Academy Awards Governors Ball.
Founded by Weiner in 2008, Kool works with DMCs, hotels, event venues, planners and production companies across the U.S., offering a line of contemporary products including lounge seating, lighted tables and bars, lighted centerpieces and decor. The company's event roster has included the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Beach Ball, the Heart Ball, the American Cancer Society Jewel Ball, the Waste Management Open, Super Bowl XLII, the 2009 NBA All-Star Game and the 2011 MLB All-Star Game
WHAT'S NEXT? When asked if he is looking at additional acquisitions, Weiner said, "We are always looking for the right deal."