A.R.T. Furniture, a division of Markor, today announced its latest product collection created in collaboration with award-winning interior designer and star of Netflix’s "Queer Eye," Bobby Berk. The Bobby Berk for A.R.T. Furniture collection features a stylish and extensive selection of new pieces for the bedroom, dining room, living room and outdoor spaces, and will debut at spring High Point Market, April 6-10, 2019. Berk, whose Netflix show is seen in 190 countries around the world, will also incorporate A.R.T. products into upcoming seasons of "Queer Eye."
Inspired to create a collection that is modern, versatile and stylish, Berk collaborated with A.R.T. to craft a line that offers elegant home essentials that fit seamlessly with a variety of interior design styles. The Bobby Berk for A.R.T. Furniture collection includes furniture for all areas of the home and marks the first time A.R.T. has collaborated with an outside designer.
Established in 2003, A.R.T. Furniture’s unique manufacturing capabilities make it possible to produce the Bobby Berk for A.R.T. Furniture collection with meticulous detail while still offering the collection at a fair price point. The company’s extensive experience in manufacturing, wholesale presence in North America, vast retail network in Asia and ongoing commitment to quality construction made them the perfect partner for Berk’s latest furniture collection.
“Markor’s DNA is innovation, both in design and technology to bring art into people’s homes,” says Mark Feng, President of Markor International Business Division. “Bobby shares this common mission with us, which is to change people’s lives through design. A.R.T.’s best in class capabilities in design and production along with Bobby’s creativity and social influence will enable us to deliver great value to our customers and partners.”
“A.R.T. has a long history of producing incredibly beautiful furniture collections,” says Berk. “From the moment we started working together, I was blown away by their manufacturing capabilities and their commitment to bringing my design ideas to life.”
Among the collection’s signature pieces are walnut dressers and sideboards with subtle yet eye-catching geometric patterns, lush, streamlined beds and sleek, comfortable upholstered sofas in a variety of fabrics and finishes. The collection features tasteful details paired with an appreciation for the minimalist urban luxury Bobby is known for, while offering a product line that is inviting, warm and organic. The Bobby Berk for A.R.T. Furniture collection puts a new spin on many classic pieces and epitomizes Berk’s singular approach to interior design.
“Bobby is one of the most talented designers working today,” says Jeff Cook, CEO for A.R.T. Furniture. “We are thrilled to work with him on this latest collection and believe it is just the start of a long and fruitful partnership with Bobby and his team.”
The Bobby Berk for A.R.T. Furniture collection, which was brokered by the founder of Concept Marketing Group Kerry Glasser, will be available to the trade in April and to consumers and via select e-commerce retailers in the fall of 2019. The collection will debut this spring at High Point Market in the company’s new building in the Hamilton Wrenn district designed and built by A.R.T.’s corporate parent company, Markor International Home Furnishings Company. Located at 122A N. Hamilton Street, the new space was conceptualized by Markor founder Richard Feng and will allow for A.R.T. Furniture to more extensively show its product range and latest furniture collections.