FORT LEE, N.J.–Couristan has signed a licensing agreement with emma gardner design, under which Couristan will manufacture, promote, market and distribute a series of handtufted, power-loomed and outdoor/indoor area rugs as well as wall-to-wall carpeting for both residential and hospitality markets. Emma Gardner, principal and chief creative officer, will guide the color and design of the line, which is expected to debut in department and specialty stores in the spring of 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.”
Gardner added, “It is a privilege to be working with Ron and George [Couri, chairman,] and their fabulous team at Couristan. 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!”