Henredon, Maitland-Smith to launch Celerie Kemble lines
Staff Staff -- Furniture Today, September 26, 2012
The collections will launch at the April High Point Market. In addition to the case goods and upholstery collections, Kemble is designing a line of decorative accessories and lighting for Maitland-Smith.
"Both brands will benefit from our association with Celerie," said Dan Bradley, president of Henredon and Maitland-Smith. "She shares our goal to produce the most beautiful high-end furniture and decorative accessories in the industry. She has a keen eye for detail and a passion for creating unique, fresh designs, and we are thrilled to be associated with her."
The companies did not immediately provide other details about the new collections other than to say that Kemble is now finalizing designs with Todd Sessa, vice president of merchandising and design for Henredon and Maitland-Smith. He said he is "confident the results of our collaboration with Celerie will appeal to interior designers, retailers and consumers alike because each design stands alone, yet the mix is very well merchandised and works together as a cohesive whole."
Kemble is a principal of Kemble interiors, which has offices in Palm Beach and New York. Her books include "To Your Taste: Creating Modern Rooms with a Traditional Twist" and "Black and White (and a Bit in Between): Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents, and Stylish Collections."
Kemble said it is "a privilege to team with Henredon and Maitland-Smith and to work with some of the most capable craftspeople in the furniture manufacturing industry. Both Henredon and Maitland-Smith have production capabilities that are as vast as the spectrum of my design vision, and we share respect for the nuances that make furniture beautiful and lasting. I am ecstatic about the team we have formed, and the process has been delightful and inspiring."
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