Josie Natori Debuts Giftware Collection
July 13, 2011,
The oversized dragon candelabra is a one-of-a-kind statement piece. natori.com
Although Josie Natori's name has long been associated with lingerie, home is where her heart is.
Natori lights up when discussing her expanding home line, which now includes tabletop and gift pieces through a partnership with JLA Home.
Natori giftware includes a selection of one-of-a-kind accent pieces like an oversized dragon candelabra, a series of highly lacquered boxes that fit into a long rectangular tray, and two different styles of metal photo frames inspired by Natori's love of antiquities and her East-meets-West design aesthetic. Natori giftware is meant to be "versatile, timeless and multi-use" and more about stand-alone pieces than sets of items. Five-piece place settings of dinnerware are not on the menu.
The line is geared toward high-end department stores such as Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus and the online arm of Saks Fifth Avenue, and will be in stores in September. Tabletop price points range from $30 to $200, frames range from $80 to $180 and accent furniture and statuary range from $300 to $800.--Allison Zisko