Julia Knight Expands Global Reach, Featured in Bloomingdale's Dubai

MINNEAPOLIS-Sebastien Tavenas has joined Julia Knight Inc. as vice president of global sales, a newly created position.

Tavenas, who is trilingual, was most recently the executive director of the French Chamber of Commerce in Minneapolis. He also previously served as international sales director for the Richemont Group and has sales, marketing and branding experience with high-end companies such as Lancel and Cartier.

Julia Knight has expanded its global presence with the recent opening of a boutique at Bloomingdale's Home in Dubai. The designer's handmade Argento glass and aluminum enamel collections often take their inspiration from nature and are highlighted in the Flower, Peony, Shells, Leaves, Marrakesh and Classic collections that are included in the Dubai store.

"My designs are a panoply of global influences and colors," said Knight. "Bloomingdale's Dubai is the perfect location for my products. Dubai is sparkling and fabulous, our products are, too, and I look forward to us doing great things together."

"We are thrilled to introduce the Julia Knight serveware collection to our customers here in the UAE and beyond," said Matthew Mackenzie, general manager of Bloomingdale's Dubai. "Her unique, organic designs make a stunning addition to our brand portfolio and we look forward to a long, successful partnership." 

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