Monday, December 13, 2004

bfi Completes Custom Furniture Procurement Project for AQR Capital in Greenwich, CT

GREENWICH, CT, DECEMBER 13, 2004 – Business Furniture, Inc. (bfi), one of the New York Metropolitan area’s largest office furniture dealerships, recently completed a major office relocation and custom furniture procurement assignment for AQR Capital for its relocation from New York City to Greenwich, Connecticut. Ted Zakowski, sales manager from the New York City office of bfi, led the project.

“AQR wanted to create a high-end statement so that an ambiance of prestige would permeate the space immediately upon entry,” said Zakowski. “As such, bfi worked with architect, The Phillips Group, and The Whalen Berez Group to design and fabricate all of the custom furniture.”

AQR Capital’s new space, totaling 20,000 square feet, began with a vision to create an office that would reflect the aptitude of the company and build confidence for its clients through this unique environment. Zakowski worked with the client to propose and create several mock-ups of space and furniture options for the leading hedge fund. The end result is a fully customized solution, satisfying the high-end feel and needs of AQR, comprised of 58 workstations, 23 private offices, four managing partner offices, three conference rooms and a boardroom.

For over 50 years, Business Furniture, Inc. (bfi) has been a leader in furniture specification and furniture project management markets. With offices in New York City, Melville, Long Island and Elizabeth, Cranbury and Parsippany, New Jersey, bfi is a nationwide organization offering product and service procurement, delivery and installation, furniture inventory and reconfiguration services and 24/7 on-line customer service. Representing over 200 office furniture manufacturers and recognized as one of America’s largest Herman Miller, Inc. dealerships, bfi employs over 150 professionals serving a diverse customer base in the corporate, governmental, architectural and design and real estate sectors.

For more information, contact Ted Zakowski at bfi’s New York, New York branch at 646-825-6285 or visit www.bfionline.com.