Global Views has announced the launch of William D Scott, a new online-only, direct-to-consumer home furnishings company. William D Scott will carry original goods from brands such as Arete Collection and Emporium Home. Product categories will include casegoods, textiles, wall art, lighting, decorative accessories and more. William D Scott will also have a to-the-trade program honoring industry professionals.
“I am thrilled to partner with Global Views on the creation and launch of William D Scott. Our goal is to be ‘the source’ for inspiration, information and the discovery of the truly unique. Designers and consumers will be invited to visit our carefully curated site and gain knowledge of all things beautiful for their home environments,” commented Paul Watson, Vice President of Business Development, Global Views. “We will provide exceptional customer service in line with the high standards set by Global Views and Studio | A Home.”
“Products on our new direct-to-consumer retail website — William D Scott — can only be found at www.williamdscott.com and nowhere else. We acquired Emporium Home and the Arete Collection with the idea of establishing a new channel of distribution to reach new customers to expose them to these beautiful product lines,” said David Gebhart, CEO of Global Views. “I started my career in retail merchandising and feel this direct-to-consumer retail channel of distribution is the appropriate next level of transformation for companies like Global Views and Studio | A Home.
“I enjoy working with friends. Some of my best friends in the industry are George Sellers of the Arete Collection and Ashley Childers of Emporium Home,” Gebhart continued. “How rewarding to see an opportunity to lift up not only your company but the people in the industry with whom you respect, admire and enjoy working. I am extremely excited for this new adventure.”
Emporium Home was founded by Ashley Childers and features products designed with mixes of natural stones and metals. The Arete Collection, acquired by Global Views in 2017, was founded by Bradley Clifford and George Sellers. The brand is known for carved and handcrafted home furnishings, and the collection includes nature-inspired furniture, accessories and lighting.