RAMSA and Kindel Announce Licensing AgreementApril 20, 2013
RAMSA and the Kindel Furniture Company are pleased to announce a new licensing agreement. The creative partnership, which brings together a design firm known worldwide for its commitment to contemporary interpretations of traditional forms and a manufacturer dedicated to carrying forward the heritage of American craftsmanship, expects to introduce a collection in the Spring of 2014.
“We are excited about our partnership with Robert A.M. Stern Architects because we believe they seek to be first in class in their field as does Kindel in furniture craftsmanship,” said Thomas Yeo, CEO of Kindel. “The partnership will allow Kindel the opportunity to work with the talented designers at RAMSA in creating a home collection that reflects how people live today.”
"We're eager to start our work with Kindel, an American company with a storied history of over a century of fine craftsmanship," said Alexander P. Lamis, Partner with Robert A.M. Stern Architects, who manages Robert A.M. Stern Design, LLC, which licenses the firm's product designs. "Both Kindel and our office are interested in what American furniture has been and can be, and how traditional forms can be updated with a contemporary feel and an eye to the future."
Kindel Furniture Company is a premier source for American-made luxury furniture. A commitment to hand craftsmanship, hand carving, bench assembly, and hand finishing has defined Kindel since 1901. The new collection will complement the existing collections in Kindel’s product line including The Winterthur Collection from the estate of Henry Francis du Pont, The Dorothy Draper Collection based on the work of the legendary New York designer, as well as the legacy of classic design created in Kindel’s own Neoclassic Collection, Knowledge Collection, and Classic Additions.
RAMSA's current product line, the Robert A.M. Stern Collection, includes carpets for Bentley Prince Street, furniture for David Edward, garden ornaments for Haddonstone, site furniture for Landscape Forms, architectural glass for Bendheim, architectural hardware for SA Baxter, doors for Lualdi, and fabric for C.F. Stinson.