Kas Rugs Inks License Deal With Libby Langdon

The line of rugs and pillows will debut at High Point Market
June 13, 2017Joanne Friedrick

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NEW YORK—Interior designer, author and TV personality Libby Langdon will be producing a line of rugs and decorative pillows under a licensing partnership with Kas Rugs.

A manufacturer of handmade and machine-made rugs, pillows and poufs, Kas will launch the collection to its dealers in the United States, Canada and elsewhere at High Point Market in October. Kas has permanent showrooms in High Point, Atlanta, Las Vegas and New York.

“It’s exciting to partner with a company that’s not currently selling the design direction that I’m bringing,” said Langdon, who is known for her “easy, elegant, everyday style.” Her assortment of rugs will feature indoor and outdoor collections featuring simple motifs and patterns with updated trend-forward colors done in an elegant style as well as a grouping of artisan throw pillows.

“We knew if we wanted to get into another design partnership we wanted to work with a high-energy, successful, hands-on experienced designer and we believe we found that in Libby,” Santhi Yarlagadda, vice president at Kas, said in a prepared statement. “We are eager to put her creative insights and designs into production as she will help broaden our assortment and dealer base.”

Langdon has her own New York-based design firm, Libby Interiors Inc. and has developed collections of branded home furnishings for Braxton Culler, Crystorama, Bradburn Gallery and North Cape. Her designs have been featured in leading magazines, and Langdon has served as a design expert for the Today Show , HGTV’s Small Space, Big Style and The Rachael Ray Show .

Joanne FriedrickJoanne Friedrick | Contributing Editor

Joanne Friedrick is a contributing editor for HFN with more than 20 years of retail and housewares business reporting, writing and editing. For the past 15 years she has been operating her own business with clients that include Convenience Distribution, Seafood Source and Zest, a Maine-focused consumer food and lifestyle magazine.


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