Vagabond House Acquires Arthur Court

Arthur Court will relocate to L.A., but will maintain its own sales and design team and rep group
September 9, 2015Allison Zisko

Vagabond HouseSIERRA MADRE, Calif.-Vagabond House has acquired alternative metal producer Arthur Court Designs. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Arthur Court will relocate from San Francisco to the Los Angeles area to be managed and run by Vagabond Group, and it will have a separate and dedicated sales staff, rep group and operational management team to grow and expand the brand, the company said. The design team, as well as current sales management, will remain the same and Arthur Court will maintain its existing showrooms and show schedule.

The two companies had been in negotiations for awhile and had come to an agreement prior to the death of company founder Arthur Court in July. Court sought out Vagabond House, which makes pewter and pewter-accented tabletop across several categories, to take over his legacy, Arthur Court Designs said. Elena Court, Arthur’s widow and a principal of the company, “is very happy to have Vagabond Group keep the brand going and moving forward,” according to Brad Senesac, Vagabond’s marketing director.

The acquisition enables Arthur Court to expand its brand, its retail base and its customer service, according to Matt Hullfish, national sales manager for Arthur Court. And it enables the combined company to offer consumers more product options, said Scott Haas, Vagabond’s managing director. “We look forward to the continuing success both companies have had and raising the bar in the industry,” he said.

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor
azisko@hfnmag.com

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.

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