Pottery Barn Announces Product Assortment Expansion For Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Will Introduce Thoughtful Solutions for Every Home at a Great Value

Pottery Barn, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands, has announced the expansion of its product assortment launching for Spring/Summer 2017. The collection will debut new styles that are designed and engineered to be size-conscious and multi-functional, offering solutions for smaller living spaces. Each piece is constructed with the same high-quality artisanal design Pottery Barn is known for to appeal to a range of lifestyles at an accessible price.pblogo

We recognize the opportunity to diversify our products and reflect the different ways people live today,” said Marta Benson, EVP, General Merchandise Manager, Pottery Barn. “Our spring collection offers new furniture and décor that embody Pottery Barn’s comfortable, relaxed style and are designed with an eye toward functionality, value and smaller scale. It’s exciting to expand our assortment and bring customers more choice when it comes to furnishing their home, big or small.”

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Bellevue upholstered sofa with storage by Pottery Barn (Photo: Business Wire)

Adding soul and warmth to the home, the new pieces celebrate classic handmade craftsmanship, reflecting the brand’s heritage and touching on global and historic references. Many of the items, including select furniture pieces, are available to ship directly via UPS adding a level of ease, speed and convenience for customers. Continue reading

Pottery Barn Debuts First-ever Product Collaboration With San Francisco Designer And Event Planner Ken Fulk

Exclusive Capsule Collection for Pottery Barn Available In Stores and PotteryBarn.com

Pottery Barn, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands, today unveils an exclusive product collaboration with celebrated designer and lifestyle curator, Ken Fulk. The collection features more than 60 pieces for living room, bedroom and bar, including furniture, tabletop and barware, rugs, lighting, wall art and decorative accessories. From the Quilted Leather Sectional crafted in quilted full-grain Italian leather and Crocodile Coffee Table made of cast bronze with crocodile-skin texture, to the playful barware and retro gold-rim glassware illustrated with a charming sketch of Fulk’s beloved golden retriever, the entire Ken Fulk for Pottery Barn collection showcases Fulk’s charm, personality and attention to every design detail and is available at Pottery Barn stores and online at potterybarn.com, with prices ranging from $6-$10,000.

Pottery Barn Debuts First-Ever Collaboration With Ken Fulk (PRNewsFoto/Pottery Barn)

Pottery Barn Debuts First-Ever Collaboration With Ken Fulk (PRNewsFoto/Pottery Barn)

The San Francisco-based interior designer and event planner is renowned for the elegance and whimsy of the environments and experiences he curates, the luxurious details inherent to all he touches, for his layered interiors and over-the-top parties; and he brings that same aesthetic to Pottery Barn, resulting in a collection that is modern yet classic with a dash of humor and personality. San Francisco-based Fulk has spent 20 years developing a business out of making the impossible a reality and has become the curator of his clients’ lifestyle, not only designing their homes down to the custom stationery, but also their wardrobes, weddings, dinner parties and family vacations. In addition to his residential work, Fulk takes a multi-disciplinary approach for hospitality projects including the highly esteemed social club The Battery SF, the overhaul of San Francisco’s historic Mark Hopkins hotel, restaurants with New York’s acclaimed Major Food Group, and his latest new concept on urban living, The Hi-Side NYC, in Manhattan. Featured in such publications as The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and The Wall Street Journal, the Virginia-born Fulk is happiest watching his three Golden Retrievers bound around the pool at his ranch in Napa Valley–the setting that inspired much of his collaboration with Pottery Barn.

Fulk created the Applause light box after searching for a vintage sign of his own. (image courtesy of www.architecturaldigest.com)

Fulk created the Applause light box after searching for a vintage sign of his own. (image courtesy of http://www.architecturaldigest.com)

Fulk references his favorite 1960s Italian design with the Admiral Bar Cart.

Fulk references his favorite 1960s Italian design with the Admiral Bar Cart. (image courtesy of http://www.architecturaldigest.com)

Pottery Barn was a very natural fit for me as I’ve long admired their iconic American style,” said Fulk. “For our collection, I turned to my own life and the things I love for inspiration: travel, entertaining, my dogs, the daily rituals and the special moments. This is a very personal collection, and is essentially an extension of who I am.

The Signature canopy bed is modeled after Fulk’s custom bed in his San Francisco loft.

The Signature canopy bed is modeled after Fulk’s custom bed in his San Francisco loft. (image courtesy of http://www.architecturaldigest.com)

Signature pieces and Fulk favorites include the afore-mentioned Quilted Leather Sectional, Retriever Ice Bucket and Bar Tools, Graphic Applause Sign, Brass Bar Cart and Giraffe Bust, among others. In addition to unique designs, Fulk also shares his tips for how to host a magical event with style on PotteryBarn.com.

Inspired by vintage vaulting horses, the Pommel seating collection is covered with smooth, patinaed leather.

Inspired by vintage vaulting horses, the Pommel seating collection is covered with smooth, patinaed leather. (image courtesy of http://www.architecturaldigest.com)

The Dylan quilted leather armless sectional is crafted from full-grain Italian leather.

The Dylan quilted leather armless sectional is crafted from full-grain Italian leather. (image courtesy of http://www.architecturaldigest.com)

The Keyhole Collection consists of mixed-wood-grain pieces reminiscent of items Fulk grew up with in Virginia.

The Keyhole Collection consists of mixed-wood-grain pieces reminiscent of items Fulk grew up with in Virginia. (image courtesy of http://www.architecturaldigest.com)

We are thrilled to partner with Ken Fulk on the first collaboration of its kind for Pottery Barn,” said Sandra Stangl, President, Pottery Barn Brands.We love the wit, whimsy and effortless elegance he brings to everything he does, and his collection for Pottery Barn embodies his fearless approach to design. We can’t wait to share this exciting new collection with our customers and bring a bit of Ken’s magic touch to our customer’s homes.”hateful_eight_ver3

Pottery Barn is a premier specialty retailer for casual, comfortable and stylish home furnishings. Key product categories include furniture, bedding, bath, rugs, window treatments, tabletop, lighting and decorative accessories. Nearly all Pottery Barn products are designed in house and are exclusive to its catalogs, stores and website. Pottery Barn currently has 198 retail stores in the United States, Canada and Australia and unaffiliated franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East and the Philippines, as well as an e-commerce site at www.potterybarn.com.

Academy of Arts University Fashion Design and Textile Design Students Shine at Fall/Winter 2014 New Fashion Week

Designer Profile and Inspiration Images by David Dooley/Runway Images by Randy Brooke/WireImage 

Every designer dreams of showing their collection at Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week, and on Friday, February 7th that dream came true for 13 designers from the School of Fashion at Academy of Art University. “Since 2005, the School of Fashion has premiered the collections of students and recent graduates during New York Fashion Week. Part of our commitment to our students is to help launch their careers and have their work seen by industry professionals,” said Dr. Elisa Stephens, President of Academy of Art University. “Debuting these designers’ collections during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is an incredible opportunity for each of them.”

With more than 18,000 students, Academy of Art University is the nation’s largest accredited private art and design university. Established in 1929, the school offers accredited A.A., B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., and M.Arch degree programs in Acting, Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Art Education, Art History, Fashion, Fine Art, Game Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Jewelry & Metal Arts, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures & Television, Multimedia Communications, Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media, Photography, Visual Development, and Web Design & New Media. Online degrees are offered in most areas. Academy of Art University is an accredited member of WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design), NAAB (Master of Architecture), and CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation offered for BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD).

For the Fall 2014 season, 13 designers presented eight collections, four of which were collaborations between Fashion Design and Textile Design students. In total, six womenswear and two menswear collections were presented at the Academy of Art University Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show.

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Jaci Hodges, M.F.A. Fashion Design, collaborated with Nisha Hanna Btesh, B.F.A. Textile Design, on a 1960s-inspired womenswear collection that was created with the use of Shibori, the Japanese technique of resistance felting. Originally from Austin, TX, Jaci holds a B.B.A. in Marketing with a minor in Philosophy. Additionally, she recently completed a design internship with gr.dano, a Bay Area ready-to-wear company co-founded by fellow alumna Jill Giordano. Nisha is a California native, born and raised in San Diego. Jaci and Nisha were inspired by the excess of prints worn during the late 1960s, in particular to those seen on the Brady Bunch, and the costumes worn by Mia Farrow in the film Dandy in Aspic.

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Frank Tsai, M.F.A. Fashion Design, collaborated with Andrea Nieto, B.F.A. Textile Design, on a menswear collection inspired by the mood and emotion of an international photography collection, “Beauty in Decay,” personal struggle, raw emotion, and the different stages of the healing process. Frank was born and raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, earned a B.S. Degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising, was awarded high honors for his undergraduate fashion show, and worked as the Marketing Manager for FU YU Clothing Company. Andrea grew up in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, is on the Academy of Art University President’s Honor List, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship through the YMA Scholarship Fund as a Geoffrey Beene National Scholar, and recently finished a design internship at BCBGMAXAZRIA. Continue reading