Surya names Lynne Meredith VP of product development
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, September 23, 2013
CALHOUN, Ga. — Lynne Meredith is joining area rug and home accessories manufacturer Surya as its vice president of product development, the company announced.
Meredith will manage design and product development for Surya's rugs, as well as for the company's growing home accessories offerings, including pillows, poufs, throws, art and accent furniture. She reports to Satya Tiwari, Surya president.
"Lynne brings a wealth of knowledge and industry expertise to our company," said Tiwari. "Her in-depth understanding of textile and rug construction, along with a highly refined sense of color, texture and pattern and ability to anticipate design trends, will enable us to offer even more innovative and fashion-forward products to meet the needs of our customers."
Prior to joining Surya, Meredith served in leadership roles within design and development for global companies such as Trade AM International and Kingfisher Group, during which time she traveled extensively in India and China.
"We are committed to building a comprehensive product range within the home accents category that is coordinated and easy for the customer to shop," said Meredith. "To support this effort, we have assembled a robust design team that is working directly with our customers to anticipate trend and color forecasts and to introduce consistently fresh and highly livable designs that work seamlessly with today's diverse lifestyles."
With a focus on bringing to market the most inspired and relevant products across all price points, Surya has been increasing its investment in product development. In the past year, the company expanded its rug designs from 2,000 to 4,000 while also launching a new accent furniture collection.