kiWW® and kathy ireland Home by Martin Extend their Partnership

Jun 25, 2013, 05:00 ET from Martin Home Furnishings

SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- kathy ireland Home by Martin (kiHbM), a leading manufacturer and wholesaler of fine home office and entertainment furniture, announced that by mutual agreement their partnership with kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®) has been extended to 2018.


Kathy Ireland, CEO and Chief Designer for kiWW® leads the company in providing design ideas with the mission of "…finding solutions for families, especially busy Moms."

"We are continuing to change the landscape of excellence in the home office and entertainment furniture category. Everyone at kathy ireland Worldwide is delighted and pleased by our third consecutive renewal of partnership with Martin Furniture. Gil Martin is incredible and his extraordinary team exemplifies true leadership and loyalty with our company and with our customers. We are extremely proud of our mutual teams for collaborating and bringing outstanding products to the furniture industry that customers continue to love and appreciate every year. We are honored and grateful that our agreement with this company will continue through 2018 and hopefully beyond," said Kathy Ireland, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide.

"Kathy and her design team have been responsible for developing some of our most successful collections," said Gil Martin, CEO of kathy ireland Home by Martin.  "We have been very fortunate to partner with the best brand in the furniture industry; kathy ireland Worldwide®. We have been working with Kathy and her team for ten years and I am very happy and proud to announce that we're extending our relationship for another five years.

Kathy takes a very personal interest in making our partnership and business successful. What else could we ask for?"

About Martin Home Furnishings

In 1981 Gil Martin founded Martin Furniture, a premier producer of home office and home entertainment furniture. In April 2003, Martin Furniture partnered with kathy ireland Worldwide and became kathy ireland Home by Martin (kiHbM), the sole licensed manufacturer of home office and home entertainment furniture under the kathy ireland Home brand.  Martin products are sold through several retail channels all over the country including warehouse clubs, commercial office, catalogs, Top 100 Retailers, and specialty stores. For more information please visit

About kathy ireland Worldwide®

Forbes Magazine reports that kiWW® is a "design empire which grosses over 1.4 billion dollars annually in retail sales." License Global Magazine names kathy ireland Worldwide® the 28th most powerfully licensed brand globally and reports that annual retail sales have grown to 1.9 billion dollars.  According to Fahirchild Publications, Kathy Ireland is one of the fifty most influential people in fashion. kathy ireland Worldwide® offers designs in Home, Office, Weddings, Baby Products, Fashion, Fine Jewelry, Destination Properties, Publishing and more. For more information please visit

SOURCE Martin Home Furnishings