HIGH POINT, NC - Kohler's Baker furniture unit mines its design archives, partnering with renowned designer Kara Mann to launch Milling Road as its own distinct furnishings brand.
Modern finishes and memorable touches of the Kara Mann Collection for Milling Road marks the designer's first furniture line – developed from concept to creation – in partnership with the Baker team. The designer's signature style has been called "edgy yet sophisticated, for the everyday home."
"The inspiration for this collection came from our research into Baker's archive," says Mann. "We combined that heritage with my own background in design, art and fashion to create a furniture collection that is infused with both modern edge and relaxed glamour."
The launch is part of the Baker strategy to evolve alongside the changing home furnishing landscape, while staying true to the Baker heritage rooted in distinctive design, craftsmanship and exquisite details.
"The definition of luxury is evolving. Luxury is not merely a price point, but encapsulates an authentic experience melding the finer elements of service, attention to detail, craftsmanship and personalization," said Gregory Heller, VP product marketing, development & visual display for Baker.
Milling Road plans to offer other curated collections, Heller says, to provide a range of home accessories and furniture with elevated design aesthetics at more accessible price points. Milling Road will also appeal to design enthusiasts with its customizable options with its 100 varieties of fabric choices, including unexpected finishes and 30 types of fabrics specific to the Kara Mann collection. With delivery between two and four weeks, customers can also expect to bring their designs to life with quick Milling Road deliveries.
Founded in 1890, Baker is a division of the Kohler Co. Interiors Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohler Co. Under its Furniture sector resides Baker along with The McGuire Furniture Company. Robern mirrored cabinetry and vanities are part of the Kohler Interiors Decorative Products sector.
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