Iconic Lifestyle Brand Debuts Furniture, Lighting, Rugs and Fabric at High Point Market
Building on its success in the home category, kate spade new york announces significant expansion in the home furnishings category with the introduction of furniture, lighting, rugs and fabric. The comprehensive collection, comprised of 325 pieces across four categories, launches to the trade at the fall 2015 High Point Market in North Carolina (Ocotober 17-22), with a complete assortment of offerings for every room in the home.
The new kate spade new york home furnishings collection builds upon the brand’s successful offerings in tabletop, linens, bedding, stationery and giftware with Lenox, Town & Country Living, DWI Holdings and Lifeguard Press, respectively. Created in collaboration with best-in-class manufacturing partners, each category incorporates sophisticated design details and luxurious fabrications:
— Furniture (EJ Victor): colorful upholstered seating, dining, bedroom and occasional tables and mirrors featuring details ranging from hand-painted spots to a burl wood finish. E. J. Victor was founded by Edward W. Phifer III, Joseph B. Manderson and John Victor Jokinen in January 1990 to pursue the art of creating furniture excellence. To this day, E. J. Victor maintains an unwavering commitment to preserving time -honored quality construction methods used to create exquisite furniture for the home and offers several collections including Ralph Lauren, Kelly Wearstler, Aerin, Allison Paladino, Berber Kammlah, Jack Fhillips and Randall Tysinger.
— Lighting (Visual Comfort): brilliant sconces, table lamps and pendants with brass bows, spotted detailing and jewel-encrusted sputniks. Visual Comfort & Co. is the premiere resource for signature designer lighting, collaborating with the most influential names in design. Using authentic materials honed to meticulous standards, Visual Comfort delivers unparalleled quality and value.
— Rugs (Jaipur): timeless flat weave, hand-tufted and hand-knotted rugs in iconic animal, floral and geometric prints. Founded in 1978, Jaipur revolutionized the rug industry by creating an entirely new business model – working directly with artisans and uplifting their lives and communities as a result. Since then, the company have grown to become a global, award-winning brand, sharing our unique point of view through our range of rugs, textiles and other home decor products.
— Fabric (Kravet): clever fabrics and wallpapers in bright colors and signature motifs. Kravet Inc., established in 1918, is the industry leader in to-the-trade home furnishings. This fifth generation family business distributes fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, trimmings, carpets and accessories. The family’s commitment to innovation has helped the company transform from a small fabric house to a global leader, representing brands and designers from all over the world. In 2015, Kravet Inc. introduced CuratedKravet.com, a to-the-trade only e-commerce site offering designers unique furniture and accessories curated from around the globe.
The full home assortment will be available in spring 2016. The brand also accelerated nearly 60 signature items from the collection, which will be available for immediate purchase and shipping within the U.S. beginning October 16, 2015 on katespade.com. These select items range across categories and retail price points and include an iconic 9-x-12′ hand-knotted rose print rug ($14, 210), tufted pale aqua sofa ($5,950), a playful ampersand side accent table ($675), and a brass ribbon sconce ($380), among others.
“Each piece in our extensive collection reflects traditional and modern influences, but with a unique kate spade new york twist. We translated iconic kate spade new york designs like subtle bow accents, as well as signature colors and fabrics, such as shocking pink linen and turquoise velvet, into stylish and unique home items,” said Deborah Lloyd, President and Chief Creative Officer of kate spade new york. “We cannot wait to see how our customers layer our pieces into their homes to express their own interesting, personal style.“
Kate Spade & Company designs and markets accessories and apparel principally under two global, multichannel lifestyle brands: kate spade new york and Jack Spade. With collections spanning demographics, genders and geographies, the brands are intended to accent customers’ interesting lives and inspire adventure at each turn. The Company also owns the Adelington Design Group, a private brand jewelry design and development group that markets brands through department stores and serves jcpenney via exclusive supplier agreements for the Liz Claiborne and Monet jewelry lines. The Company also has a license for the Liz Claiborne New York brand, available at QVC, and Lizwear, which is distributed through the club store channel.