Studio TK announces new furnishings partnership with Artifort
Studio TK announced today that it has entered into a new product partnership with Artifort to manufacture and distribute the renowned Dutch company’s chairs, tables and sofas in North America. The first four Artifort products will be launched at NeoCon 2018 in Studio TK’s new showroom.
“As a family company, we look forward to this sustainable partnership with Studio TK,” said Maurits Van der Lande, Vice President of Sales, Artifort. “It will have a positive influence on the awareness of our iconic, timeless and accessible design in North America. The 128-year-old Artifort brand has always stood for leading design and exceptional quality, and this mission is an excellent match for the culture of Studio TK.”
“We are excited with the opportunities that this new partnership with Artifort affords Studio TK and our customers,” said Charlie Bell, President, Studio TK. “Under the terms of the agreement, we will begin offering select Artifort products in North America. Producing the products in our Clayton, North Carolina, facility will provide clients with shorter lead times and a U.S shipment point. The core of the relationship is to continue to expand the Artifort product offering in North America over time.”
Initially, Studio TK will offer the Beso seating collection, Pala lounge, Kalm lounge and Nina seating, which are launching at NeoCon. These products will be on display at Studio TK’s new tenth-floor showroom, #1041, during NeoCon 2018, June 11 to 13, at The Merchandise Mart, Chicago.
Artifort’s history dates back to 1890 when Jules Wagemans started a business as an upholsterer in Maastricht, The Netherlands. In 1928, the brand name Artifort was introduced. Artifort is derived from the Latin word “ars” meaning art or knowledge, and “fortis” meaning strong or powerful. The word “comfort” is also reflected in this brand name. Today, Artifort chairs, tables and sofas are found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou, and homes and offices around the world.