Maffei-Toolan Joins P/Kaufmann
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, March 24, 2008
New York —Pam Maffei-Toolan will become vp of design for P/K Lifestyles, a unit of P/Kaufmann.
Maffei-Toolan has worked with P/K as design director for its Waverly fabric license since last year, when P/Kaufmann acquired the decorative fabrics license. She also has been vp, design for NexCen Home Studios since it acquired the Waverly brand from F. Schumacher at the same time.
“I've been a big fan of hers and this move makes a great deal of sense,” said Ron Kaufmann, ceo. “We're talking about expanding the P/K Lifestyles reach to other brand names. Pam can help expand our horizons.” Said Maffei-Toolan, “I'm going to do what I really love to do; everything about Waverly stems from the fabric.”
“This is a natural transition,” said Rick Platt, NexCen Home Studios president. “After almost a year of working with us in all aspects of the brand, she will be purely working on the design of the line, which we will translate into other products.”
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