Rock Home Farm to amass Marge Carson case items designs

HICKORY, N.C. – Century Furnishings and Maitland-Smith dad or mum firm Rock Home Farm has entered into an settlement to amass the case items designs from Marge Carson, which not too long ago introduced its plans to maneuver away from Asian-sourced case items collections and concentrate on its North American sourced upholstery line.

The corporate didn’t reveal a purchase order value for the “Design Library (IP) of the case items strains.” Nevertheless, it mentioned it’s only buying the designs themselves and no different a part of the Marge Carson enterprise, backlog, model or distribution.

It additionally mentioned it plans to reintroduce among the designs underneath the Century and Maitland-Smith manufacturers, with Maitland-Smith transport the primary curated grouping of designs by mid-fall of this yr. The businesses will reintroduce extra designs at subsequent markets.

“Over time, Marge Carson and Jim LaBarge created an expansive and iconic library of wooden merchandise designs, lots of which stay related at present,” mentioned Alex Shuford III, CEO of the Rock Home Farm Household of Manufacturers, which additionally contains Hickory Chair, Hancock & Moore, Highland Home, Pearson, Cabot Wrenn and Jessica Charles. “We’re excited by the prospect of re-introducing a few of these lovely varieties again into {the marketplace} underneath our Maitland-Smith and Century manufacturers. We imagine that good design endures, and we’re honored to be collaborating with Mr. LaBarge as we edit and curate the design library going ahead.”

Federico Contigiani, president of Maitland-Smith, mentioned he seems ahead to bringing varied designs into the Maitland-Smith line.

“As the final supervisor of Maitland-Smith, I’m liable for creating and discovering distinctive product ‘treasures’ and bringing them to {the marketplace},” he mentioned. “The prospect of with the ability to ‘mine’ the Marge Carson library for iconic and chic designs may be very thrilling. Any fan of product has to understand and respect the extent of element that went into the items that Marge Carson developed.”

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Rock House Farm to acquire Marge Carson case goods designs