FAIRFIELD, Iowa–Designer Angelo Surmelis has expanded his angelo:HOME brand into lighting, signing a long-term contract with AF Lighting. The new collection will debut at Las Vegas Market in January 2013.
“I am thrilled to be working with Paul [Spano, director of product development] and Karen [Fallon, national business development manager] and their amazing team at AF Lighting,” Surmelis said. “They have a well-oiled machine that is bursting with creativity while also being able to keep an eye on innovation and cost…something that inspires me and will hopefully inspire our customers in our quest to help them re-imagine their own space.”
“To add a designer like Angelo Surmelis to the AF Lighting line is truly amazing,” said Spano. “His unique style brings quality, value and ease to any user. We are thrilled to be able to continue with his message—offering great looks at an amazingly affordable price.”
Surmelis has hosted more than 10 series and specials on such networks as TLC, Lifetime, Style and HGTV, as well as made appearances on The Today Show, CNN and Tyra. He created the angelo:HOME brand in 2008; it now has more than 400 products, including living room, dining and outdoor furniture, bedding, rugs and blankets.
Besides its new license with Surmelis, AF Lighting also has the Candice Olson license.