Kathy Ireland Home® by Martin (KIHBM), also known as Martin Furniture, and Kathy Ireland Worldwide have extended their brand partner relationship to 2015. The partnership will extend Martin Furniture’s official license to produce home office and home entertainment furniture under the Kathy Ireland Home brand.
“Our partnership with Kathy Ireland Worldwide has been and continues to be a beneficial and wonderful experience for me personally and for our company,” said President and Owner of KIHBM, Gil Martin. “We have grown immensely over the past few years with the partnership being an important contributing factor. We appreciate Kathy and her team’s efforts in making in all facets of our business successful and meaningful.”
“Our relationship with Gil Martin and the entire Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Team is extraordinary. The values, work ethic and commitment to excellence inspire us and are shared by both teams. We are very fortunate that this relationship continues to grow in such powerful ways. We believe that we’re just getting started. We look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come,” said CEO and Chief Designer Kathy Ireland.
KIHBM is the sole licensed manufacturer of home office and home entertainment furniture under the Kathy Ireland Home brand. The partnership that the manufacturer shares with Kathy Ireland Worldwide initiated in 2003 will now extend until at least 2015.
This extended partnership will also allow the expansion of products under the Kathy Ireland Office by Martin (KIOBM) brand. KIOBM will allow the design team to develop product made specifically for the commercial office industry. Current efforts include a seating program with executive and guest chairs.
In 1981 Gil Martin founded Martin Furniture, a premier producer of home office and home entertainment furniture. Twenty-two years later, in April 2003, Martin Furniture partnered with Kathy Ireland Worldwide and became Kathy Ireland Home by Martin (KIHBM). KIHBM is the sole licensed manufacturer of home office and home entertainment furniture under the Kathy Ireland Home brand. Their products are sold through several retail channels all over the country including warehouse clubs, commercial office, catalogs, Top 100 Retailers and specialty stores. For more information please visit www.martinfurniture.com.
About Kathy Ireland Worldwide:
Kathy Ireland Worldwide (KIWW) is the design and marketing firm founded in 1993 by CEO and Chief Designer, Kathy Ireland.
The mission of KIWW is “…finding solutions for families, especially busy moms.”
Forbes Magazine reports that KIWW is a “design empire which grosses over one billion dollars annually in retail sales”. This year Newsweek reported, “Annual sales run to $1.4 billion.” KIWW products include flooring, rugs, home furniture, office and entertainment furniture, lighting, decorative accessories, window coverings, bedding, mattresses, candles, apparel, jewelry, blankets, leather, hand painted porcelain, fire resistant products, and top of bed fashions.
In 2000, KIWW began expanding its mission and consumer needs, with the addition of specialty brands, presenting “Design Ambassadors” ACafé by Chef Andre for food and entertaining,
Jardin du Jour cultivated by landscape designer, Nicholas Walker for outdoor living and garden inspirations and The Quilts of Gee’s Bend whose original works of art from rural Alabama are the Genesis of unique designs for home. The original Quilts of Gee’s Bend gained international recognition through museum tours around the world.
KIWW teams with industry leaders in each category of business, Flooring-Shaw Industries a Berkshire-Hathaway Company, Rugs-Shaw Living a Berkshire Hathaway Company, Home Furniture-Kathy Ireland Home by Standard, Office and Entertainment Furniture-Kathy Ireland Home by Martin, Lighting-Pacific Coast Lighting, Decorative Accessories-Pacific Coast Accessories, Window Coverings-Kathy Ireland Home by Alta, Bedding-Kathy Ireland Home by Therapedic, Permanent Florals-Kathy Ireland Home by Labs, Candles-Kathy Ireland Home by Hanna’s Candle Co., Socks-Kathy Ireland by Moretz, Active Wear-Kathy Ireland by Orioxi, Blankets- Kathy Ireland Home by Faribault Mills, Top of Bed Fashions- Kathy Ireland Home by Hallmart Collectibles, Hand painted porcelain-Kathy Ireland Home by Franz, Fire resistant products-Kathy Ireland Home by Basofil and Jewelry-Kathy Ireland Exclusively for House of Taylor Jewelry, House of Taylor Jewelry (NASDAQ:HOTJ) is a publicly traded company, Leather- Kathy Ireland Home by Omnia Furniture.
For more information, visit www.kathyireland.com.
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