Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, February 27, 2014
Oscar de la Renta LLC
NEW YORK - Carolina Irving has been named creative director of home for Oscar de la Renta LLC.
Irving succeeds interior designer Miles Redd, who has held the post since 2003 and resigned to focus on his interior design business. Irving will oversee the creative direction and execution of the Oscar de la Renta Home collection including the gift and entertaining in-house collection, the furniture line by Century Furniture, home fabrics and wallpaper with Lee Jofa and rugs produced by Elson & Company.
She worked as an editor at House & Garden for 10 years until 2007, then worked with Hamish Bowles on Vogue Living, and started a fabric business, Carolina Irving Textiles, which she continues to operate.
"I am incredibly excited to work with Oscar," Irving said. "His style is iconic; if any fashion designer has legitimacy to do home, it's Oscar. He has the most fantastic sense of color and scale." "While Miles Redd has done an excellent job here and we will miss him tremendously, I can think of no better person than Carolina to continue to develop our Home collection," said de la Renta.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Top 10 bedding producer Restonic has added Catherine Arkema to its marketing team as a graphic designer.
Arkema will be responsible for creating designs to support the Restonic brand and its marketing and product initiatives. In addition to working on the development of the look, feel and visual experience of the Restonic brand, she will also contribute to design projects that support Restonic's licensee and retail partners.
"We're excited for Catherine to pilot our marketing designs with creativity and innovation," said Ron Passaglia, president of Restonic. "Her portfolio and personality are the exact combination we've been looking for in a graphic designer and I'm confident that the Restonic brand will thrive through the creative collaboration of Catherine and our brand engineer, Julia Rosien."
Arkema previously spent more than four years at Natura World. She also did work for Lowe's and Home Depot.
Restonic recently launched a content marketing strategy that includes a blog, a rebranded website and a strong social media presence under the direction of Rosien.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Hooker Furniture has promoted Anne Jacobsen to senior vice president of administration, a new position.
Jacobsen, who has 20 years of experience in human resources management, joined the company six years ago as director of human resources. She was most recently vice president of administration and human resources.
She is adding responsibilities for the company's contact furniture division, H Contract. Reporting to CEO Paul Toms, she also will continue her current responsibilities of overseeing human resources, customer service and information technology.
Toms said in a statement that Jacobsen "has done an outstanding job, contributing on many levels while working across all three companies - Hooker, Bradington-Young and Sam Moore, and more recently with our new business startups."
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