Kaufmann dies at 86

NEW YORK — Peter Kaufmann, chairman of P. Kaufmann Inc. has died at the age of 86.

Kaufmann, who founded his decorative fabrics company in 1957, was known and respected around the world for his sense of style and business integrity.

In 1993, Kaufmann was awarded the Marvin Rosenberg Citizen of the Industry Award. The award was presented by CHF Industries to honor Marvin Rosenberg, founder of Cameo Curtains, a one-time division of the company.

Over the years, the company acquired the Joseph Woods Co., Western Fabrics, Bloomcraft, Anju/Woodridge, Fabroyaz — which became the Braemore division — and Howard Kaplan Fabrics, now Bloomcraft Home.

The company established the Folia division to produce fabrics and wallcoverings under its license for Ralph Lauren Home. It also operates Bennettsville Print Works and acquired Clarence House, a prestigious designer showroom.

Kaufmann is survived by his wife Ruth, daughter Jackie, son Ron — who is president of the company — and son Andy.

Service arrangements will be set soon.

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