15317 Wed, 10/01/2008 - 12:43pm
NEW YORK–Fifteen years after the Calvin Klein Home debuted its first line of home textiles, the brand will finally round out its home collection with a line of furniture.
The company will unveil two furniture collections, with the domestic launch scheduled for January. Manufacturing, sales and distribution of both lines will be handled by two licensing partners, Alexandre International and Shayne Industries, two China-based furniture manufacturers. The first collections will include furniture for the living room, dining room and bedroom, and will include sofas, chairs, dining tables, coffee tables and side tables, beds, mirrors and room dividers.
In a Calvin Klein Home statement, Bentley Hardwick, senior vice president, said the furniture collection “completes the total Calvin Klein Home lifestyle.” The licensees, Alexandre International and Shayne Industries, join Designworks, which holds the Calvin Klein Home license for bed and bath textiles; WC Designs, the licensee for table linens; and Nourison, the licensee for floor coverings.
The statement said the design will follow the brand’s esthetic, which will take as its inspiration the looks in Calvin Klein apparel and accessories. The surface materials will include travertine, parchment, marble, smoked glass, brushed stainless steel and gold leaf, in combinations of matte and high-gloss finishes.
One grouping, Calvin Klein furniture, will be available exclusively at select Macy’s stores nationwide beginning in January. It will be showcased in more than 70 doors, with about 12 doors featuring the entire offering of an estimated 60 SKUs. Ranging in price from $850 for a glass end table to $2,600 for a canopy bed, this line will feature wood finishes in walnut, whitewash and teak.
The Curator collection by Calvin Klein, the second collection, will be designed with more elaborate details and will consist of about 65 SKUs. This line will present hand-rubbed, dark walnut finishes and ebonized finished pieces accented with leather details and bronze hardware. This line is being geared toward furniture retailers and will range in price from $1,100 for a cocktail table to $5,000 for a walnut sleigh bed. This line will be on display at the High Point Market.