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Culp Promotes T. J. Gentle to President and CEO of Smart Furniture

Chattanooga, TN- Stephen Culp, Founder and Chairman of Smart Furniture, Inc, the leader in Design on Demand® interiors, announced that he has promoted T. J. Gentle to President and CEO of the company.

"T. J. is an immensely talented executive, strategist and leader," Culp stated. "I have been fortunate to work closely with him through a period of strong growth and innovation," he added, "and am pleased and proud to promote T. J. to a position he has earned through rock-solid performance, innovative leadership, and unwavering commitment to our company, team, and customers."

"As Smart Furniture looks forward to our second decade, our team is strong, our growth is solid, and our customers are well-served- as is our focus on constant innovation, internally and externally," Culp added. "With T. J.'s leadership, talent, and understanding of our culture and mission, he is the right man to lead our company through our next phase of strategic innovation, world-class service to our customers, and strong growth for our shareholders."

Gentle, accepting the promotion to CEO, stated, "I originally joined Smart Furniture because I believed Stephen's vision for the company would transform the furniture and fixtures industry. After years of working with Stephen to develop the products, technology and infrastructure to realize his vision, I am honored that he has chosen me to lead Smart Furniture. The industry is changing rapidly, and because of Stephen's foresight, Smart Furniture is poised to become a leader in an emerging market which combines technology and innovative products to provide consumers with custom furniture and fixture solutions."

Chattanooga-based Smart Furniture® brings custom interior design to a whole new market- everyone. As the industry leader in "Design-on-Demand" furniture and interiors, Smart Furniture empowers individuals to transform ordinary rooms into extraordinary spaces- from living rooms to lofts to home offices-quickly and easily. Smart Furniture continues to earn dramatic customer growth and industry-wide acclaim and for its Design on Demand model which provides consumer focused product personalization through smart technology and innovative product design, including its own Smart Shelves® and products from Herman Miller (MLHR), Steelcase (SCS), and Blu Dot.