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Office Depot Introduces Newest Furniture Solutions for Small Offices and Home Offices

Exclusive Christopher Lowell Anywhere Solutions Line Turns Small and Unused Spaces into Productive and Functional Workstations

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 8:48 am EST

Dateline:

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.

Public Company Information:

NYSE:
ODP
US6762201068

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Office Depot® (NYSE:ODP), a leading global provider of office products and services, announced a new offering in its exclusive assortment of Christopher Lowell Furniture. The newest addition is the Christopher Lowell Anywhere Solutions line, which combines the functionality busy professionals need with classic and décor-friendly designs that fit into any home.

More and more business professionals today are working out of their home, guest bedroom and even the living room, said Richard Diamond, Vice President of Merchandising-Furniture for Office Depot. The new Anywhere Solutions line really serves a growing need that requires furniture to be both functional and attractive, while also fitting in virtually anywhere that you want to work.

The Anywhere Solutions are designed for the many people who want to be online, but either dont have the space or dont want to be isolated in a dedicated home office, said Christopher Lowell, Emmy Award-winning host, best-selling author and designer. Weve created great looking and compact accent furniture that can be highly visible anywhere in the home. The Anywhere Solutions pieces promote a rooms design rather than intruding on it.

The Collection includes four separate and distinct pieces of furniture, including an armoire, sofa table, credenza and computer desk:

  • Regent: This handsome vertical accent chest is just as comfortable in the master bedroom as it is in the living room. Accented with a Walnut Finish, Tiger Alder veneer and designer hardware, this piece offers a timeless bridge between traditional and modern.
  • Hawthorne: A credenza, sideboard or console, this stunning piece featuring Black Birch veneer and stainless steel designer hardware instantly converts into a state of the art laptop station.
  • Cabria: This sofa or occasional table is the definition of flexibility. Long, thin and narrow, the Cabria has wood veneers in Metro Mahogany and Cherry Wood that add sophistication to any room. The piece, however, can quickly be transformed into a laptop station complete with a bulletin board, drawers and numerous work surfaces.
  • Eastridge: This decorative cabinet may appear like a handsome ten-drawer focal point on the outside, but inside it features a functional computer armoire. The Eastridge interior offers a tremendous amount of storage room for books, binders, files and a computer, and the Honey Maple veneer finish and Shaker inspired design combines country with elegance.

The Christopher Lowell Anywhere Solution pieces are priced from $199.99 to $499.99. The line is currently available online at www.officedepot.com/furniture and will be available in all Office Depot retail stores in late February.

Press information specific to the Office Depot furniture and seating assortment is available at http://mediarelations.officedepot.cc/furniture.

About Office Depot

Office Depot provides more office products and services to more customers in more countries than any other company.

Incorporated in 1986 and headquartered in Delray Beach, Fla., Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $15.5 billion, and employs approximately 52,000 associates around the world. Currently, the Company sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 43 countries.

Office Depot is a leader in every distribution channel -- from retail stores and contract delivery to catalogs and e-commerce. As of September 29, 2007, Office Depot had 1,212 retail stores in North America and another 384 stores, either company-owned, licensed or franchised, in other parts of the world. Office Depot serves a wide range of customers through a dedicated sales force, telephone account managers, direct mail offerings, and multiple web sites. With $4.8 billion in online sales during the last twelve months, the Company is also one of the worlds largest e-commerce retailers.

Office Depots common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP and is included in the S&P 500 Index. Additional press information can be found at: http://mediarelations.officedepot.com.

About Christopher Lowell Enterprises

Christopher Lowell Enterprises, LLC serves as the parent company for two specialized divisions: Christopher Lowell Productions Co. and Christopher Lowell, Inc., the design, licensing and marketing arm of his consumer product division. The latter launched in Fall 2000 with the debut of a designer paint line and more recently extended into office furniture and accessories. In keeping with his concept of stress-free, pre-coordinated solutions for the home, each product is a licensed collection and is complementary in style, scale and color to one another, all fitting into Lowell's four lifestyle categories: Town, Country, City and Shore. CLE maintains licensing relationship in all major areas of the home furnishings industry and furniture for small business. Dubbed the Doctor of Design by US News and World Report, Christopher Lowell the personality has written 6 best selling books including Seven Layers of Design, which has redefined the standard for how to approach do it yourself decor. An Emmy award winner, Christopher Lowell makes millions of impressions every day in the media world through his books, his website, his radio show and the personal appearances. For more information about Christopher Lowell, please visit his website at christopherlowell.com.

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The Christopher Lowell Anywhere Solutions "Regent" piece is ideal for the small space. The armoire style piece hides away anything behind the product's walnut finished doors. (Photo: Business Wire)
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The Christopher Lowell Anywhere Solutions "Hawthorne" piece is elegant in look and functional in task. The piece can act as a computer desk or storage place for books and other documents. (Photo: Business Wire)
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The Christopher Lowell Anywhere Solutions "Eastridge" piece acts simultaneously as a computer workstation and a decorative armoire and is available exclusively at Office Depot. (Photo: Business Wire)
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The Christopher Lowell Anywhere Solutions "Cabria" piece may look like the ideal sofa table, but inside the piece can hide away tons of paper. Additionally, the piece can be used as a desk or workstation. (Photo: Business Wire)

Contact:

Office Depot, Delray Beach
Melissa Perlman, Public Relations, 561-438-0704
Melissa.Perlman@officedepot.com