Merchant Robert Lauter remembered
March 6, 2008,
New York – Services were held here March 3 for legendary home furnishings executive Robert Lauter, 88, who died in California on Feb. 26.
Lauter’s influence in the home furnishings world went back as far as his tenure at Macy’s where he spearheaded the concept of annual themed events such as The Far East, The Best of Britain, and The Mediterranean. It was during the Best of Britain event that home lifestyle icon Terence Conran made his major American debut.
Lauter is survived by two daughters, a son and seven grandchildren.
Memorials in his name can be made to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.