WILLIAMSBURG®, Global Views announce new licensing partnership to create home accessories
Colonial Williamsburg and decorative accessory leader Global Views have announced a dynamic new licensing partnership to create a line of WILLIAMSBURG decorative accessories for all rooms of the house. Taking a fresh approach, with a strong focus on color and clean form, the new line will include tabletop, desk and bar accessories as well as wall art, all made by Global Views. The new collection, which will be introduced at the October 2004 High Point market, will significantly expand WILLIAMSBURG product’s growing casual lifestyle line.
Global Views, founded in 1996, and recipient of the Art Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Decorative Accessories in 2002 and 2003, is known for its fashionionable approach to time honored design. The WILLIAMSBURG line will focus on craftsmanship and classic design with an updated twist. The accessories will be created out of materials ranging from porcelains and hand forged iron to carved woods and hand blown glass.
“We are delighted at the opportunity to work with the creative team at Global Views,” said Jim Easton, vice president of products for Colonial Williamsburg. “Global Views has quickly achieved an important name in the decorative accessories industry with a reputation for high style and design excellence. Our two companies epitomize the importance of good design, and we anticipate this union will be productive and highly successful.”
The WILLIAMSBURG products program, established in 1936, provides authentic reproductions of antique furnishings and accessories as well as casual lifestyle collections, both of which reflect the rich decorative arts traditions of the 18th century.