kathy ireland® Worldwide (kiWW®) has inked an agreement to design a wide-ranging collection of branded art and wall décor for the home with Larson-Juhl and The Buffalo Works. The Buffalo Works will work with kiWW® to curate, develop and market the art program, partnering with Larson-Juhl as the exclusive supplier for the branded program.
Larson-Juhl CEO Drew Van Pelt says, “We are honored to partner with kathy ireland® Worldwide and bring Kathy’s new line of art and wall décor products to life. Larson-Juhl’s history of fine craftsmanship and dedication to innovative design pair well with the classic, trend-forward style the kathy ireland® Home brand represents. We look forward to bringing these tasteful, distinctive artworks to market for the kathy ireland® Home client.”
“The Buffalo Works is thrilled to be appointed, in partnership with Larson-Juhl, as a brand partner to extend the kathy ireland® brand into a full-scale licensed art program. Kathy’s brand is synonymous with fashionable design solutions for the home and we look forward to curating and marketing an art program with her exceptionally talented and creative team, that customers will enjoy throughout every room in their home,” says Joanne Olds, President of The Buffalo Works.
“This is a great and exciting pleasure for our entire team at kathy ireland® Worldwide,” says Kathy Ireland, kiWW’s Chair, CEO and Chief Designer, whose firm was ranked this week at #26 in License Global’s 2017 Top 150 Global Licensors. “Our creative department is inspired by these great works of art every season. To finally join forces with Larson-Juhl and The Buffalo Works is a dream come true for many reasons. Larson-Juhl is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway business family. We began our kathy ireland® Home collection with a Berkshire Hathaway flooring company. Our first retail client was Irv Blumkin and Nebraska Furniture Mart, still clients and dear friends, all these years later. To join Larson-Juhl and The Buffalo Works means we are collaborating with some of the Berkshire Hathaway best! We will celebrate together at the Annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting where our new artwork will be on display,” she adds.