MEET THE TEAM

 

Roi Albo – Co Owner

 

Roi moved to the United States in 2002 after dedicating 3 years of service in the Israeli army. He also spent 4 years working in the window treatment trade of bustling New York City, and decided to bring specialties of the trade to Philadelphia by settling in the city of Brotherly Love and opening Allure Window Treatments in 2007. As a one-man show in the sophomoric years, Roi built the company to the leading window treatment business that it is today.

 

“I always cared about giving the best service to my customers – more than just making a sale. I’m proud of our fun and young staff, and I know they love coming to work (most days)!”

 

 

 

 

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Victor Agiv – Co Owner

 

Victor (along with Roi) is a very active and involved co-owner of Allure WT, supervising complex installation projects and providing technical support. He has been very adept to the inner workings of machinery since childhood, where he would take things apart and figure out how to put them back together – often with a high success rate! He continued doing this during his high school years where he studied electronics, and then later used his skill and knowledge working on aircraft radios for the Israeli Air Force. With a passion for getting to the root of any technical problem, it is natural and almost effortless for Vic to create a solution to combat the problem.

Along with his technical dexterity Victor also has earned an economics degree, a Dan II in Shokotan and has been a trainer for years.

 

 

 

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Naomi Basha – Schedule Coordinator

 

Naomi is the most determined, organized, and professional person in the office. She also pulls off a balancing act, and just happens to be intriguingly not serious and downright silly most of the time. Since she began working at Allure, she became not only obsessed with draperies and fabrics, but committed to making Allure a better place by uncluttering the office space so the business as a whole can operate more efficiently and peacefully. She continues to work this magic in various ways everyday!

Naomi is a globe-trotter having been born in Israel and living/travelling in Austrailia, Thailand, Sicily, England, Greece and Turkey. She moved to the United States in 2010 and continued to travel within the States while working in the cosmetic business as a Senior Salesperson and Educator. She decided to settle down in Philadelphia for now because “it’s an awesome city”, and loves to cook, stay updated on politics, and rave over her 4 brothers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sigita Stravinskaite – Designer

B.F.A. with Honors – Temple University, Tyler School of Art, PA

 

Sigita moved to United States at 15 years old from Lithuania. She studied graphic arts at Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA and settled down in Philadelphia after her studies.

Sigita has 5 years of experience as an interior and brand identity designer for Allure Window Treatments and 9 years of experience doing freelance design work for various clients. She has worked on a wide range of projects designing window treatments for private homes, restaurants, and commercial spaces. Her ability to subtly integrate patterns, colors, textures separates her designs from the ordinary. When collaborating with Sigita, you are part of the process from first idea to the final touch - whether following a stylistic direction, exploring your home's traditions, or following a sense of adventure.

 

Her passion for fabrics and design developed as she grew up surrounded with textiles in her family trade. The best source of her inspiration comes from her travels all around the world including Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia, Mexico and US.

"Every day I am excited to go to work because I get to research and create beautiful interiors. Creation is my favorite and most important part of my job. Exploring the possibilities, giving ideas to my clients and following through to accomplish the desired design."

 

 

 

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Michael Halphen – Designer

 

M.S. Interior Architecture and Design; with a focus on Post-Modernism – Drexel University, PA
Michael's prior design experience is in commercial office design, private office design, and restaurant design: everything from construction documents and electrical plans, to furniture and upholstery selection, to space planning.

What he loves about the work he does: “Meeting people and having the opportunity to help design part of their home is the best part of my job. It is totally exciting every single time. I pride myself on the way that I think about design and the designed world: That anything is possible, and the only limits are your imagination.”


Michael used to be a kindergarten teacher before he studied design. He has also played the drums for over 15 years, toured Puerto Rico and the Eastern U.S., and taught private drum lessons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aleksandra Jakubowski – Designer/ Sales Coordinator

 

Aleksandra is a Polish descent. She is married and have one little baby boy, named Roger. She studied Behavioral Health –Psychology however after graduating she decided to follow her real passion and started to work in the design field. She worked several years designing furniture and window treatments. Aleksandra believes in the power of beautiful interiors to transform daily life. “I love to create polished window treatments that are functional, stylish and unique. “ Her aesthetic is classic with a twist, timeless with a hint of edge.

 

She prides herself on her attention to detail, obsession with quality and clients vision a priority. Alex takes care of all of commercial jobs.

When she is not designing she enjoys outdoors activities, traveling and spending time with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dennis Pilsits- Design Gallery Manager

 

Dennis is a relatively recent arrival to Philadelphia having moved here from New York City where he lived for 30 years pursuing a career in graphic design, eventually establishing his own studio.

 

He's excited to assist Allure customers with their window treatment projects by tapping his innate love of all things design-related - interiors, furniture, architecture. His professional, amiable manner is well-suited to managing Allure's fabulous new showroom in Old City - a unique opportunity that he feels fortunate to have been offered.

 

In his personal time he enjoys food, wine and the arts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Makrov – Installation Professional

Upholsterer/ Refurbishment for Antiques – Jerry Lister, 4 Years

Supervisor/Installer – DEL Motorized Window Treatments

 

Paul immigrated to United States when he was 8 years old, graduated from George Washington Highschool, and attended Bucks County Community College. He has always and continues to love working collectively with both his hands and brain, with an affinity for building car engines, curiously tinkering with computers and programs, and playing video games.

Paul is a family man with a beautiful, 6 year old son with whom he loves to do everything, especially fishing, building and constructing things, and riding bikes.