Couristan announces licensing agreement with Emma Gardner Design
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, December 5, 2012
Under this agreement, Couristan will be given the license to manufacture, promote, market and distribute a series of hand-tufted, power-loomed and outdoor/indoor performance area rugs as well as wall-to-wall carpeting for both residential and hospitality markets under the color and design guidance of Emma Gardner, principal and chief creative officer for her eponymous Emma Gardner Design and Emma at Home brands. The series is expected to debut in department and specialty stores in spring 2013.
"We are extremely pleased to have entered a licensing agreement with Emma Gardner Design and we look forward to a strong business relationship," said Ron Couri, president and CEO of Couristan. "Emma's design approach, celebrated sense of color and unique ability to translate both elements into works of art for the floor will allow us to appeal to a wider range of value conscious consumers, who are inspired by signature looks."
"It is a privilege to be working with Ron and George and their fabulous team at Couristan," Gardner said. "Their production and distribution capabilities are as vast as my appetite to design beautiful things. It is clear that we share respect for the important nuances that bring true value to rugs and carpeting and I am thrilled to stamp my passport to Couristan."