Brown Jordan engages Michael S. Smith to design exclusive collections
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, 10/21/2013 12:13:30 PM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Brown Jordan announces the debut of its design partnership with prominent Los Angeles-based designer, Michael S. Smith. Known for a refined aesthetic that blends European classicism and American modernism, Michael has won accolades for interiors and home furnishings alike, earning the praise of his high-profile clients, as well as numerous industry awards.
"Michael's first collections for Brown Jordan will provide a clear vision of our continued commitment to crafting the world's finest furniture," said Chris Carmicle, president of Brown
Jordan Company. "Our collaboration with Michael reinforces our history of producing sophisticated design at the top-of-the-line of the casual furnishings market. Brown Jordan has always been an expression of luxury and our alliance with Michael reflects Brown Jordan's strategic commitment of continued investment in the highest-end products as we build a more comprehensive product offering and broaden distribution across all markets."
Michael Smith added, "As a native Californian, Brown Jordan has always been central to my memories of the indoor/outdoor lifestyle. To this day, Brown Jordan is a significant part of my exterior designs. And now, after years of using Brown Jordan in my own projects, I'm so pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with the finest maker of outdoor furniture in the
world. This is the ideal partnership for me: as the premier maker of handcrafted outdoor goods,
Brown Jordan is uniquely positioned to translate my designs into brilliant, quality furniture. I'm excited to meld interior beauty and exterior living with luxurious materials, beautiful finishes
and timeless designs."
"We are thrilled to collaborate with Michael," said Stephen F. Elton, Brown Jordan's chief brand officer. "Few designers have his ability to blend classic elegance with the ease demanded by modern lifestyles, a combination that is a perfect fit with the Brown Jordan brand. With this partnership, we are building on over six decades of timeless design and look forward to presenting Michael's exclusive collections in 2014."
Considered one of the most original and respected design talents working today, Smith has earned the loyalty of an international roster of residential, hospitality and commercial clients
and received many prestigious awards. He has been named three times to Architectural
Digest's "The AD 100", and is the recipient of the Pacific Design Center's West Week "Stars of Design." Elle Décor has named Smith "Designer of the Year" and also placed him on the publication's A-List. In 2010, Michael was appointed by President Obama to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House.
"Clearly, Brown Jordan's partnership with a designer of Michael's stature and talent can only enhance the legacy of our brand," Elton said.
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