Ethan Allen and Disney Consumer Products Announce New Home Line
DANBURY, Conn., Jan. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Internationally celebrated, iconic American brand Ethan Allen announces a new collaboration with Disney Consumer Products that will fuse Disney magic and Ethan Allen quality—for an experience that’s whimsical, sophisticated, fun, and entirely unique.
Ethan Allen’s in-house design team is busy developing a groundbreaking line of Disney-inspired furniture and home décor that’s designed to appeal to the entire family.
“We are delighted to work with Disney—this initiative has been a great team effort from day one,” says Ethan Allen Chairman, President and CEO Farooq Kathwari. “We can’t give away too much right now, but expect to see clever nods to Disney icons in exclusive fabrics, furniture, and home accents—and plenty of surprises, too.”
Combining Ethan Allen’s core strengths of quality, craftsmanship, and style with Disney’s rich storytelling, Ethan Allen is planning a customer experience that blends technology, tradition, and imagination in a way that’s made for today’s digitally savvy parents and kids.
The new collection will be introduced throughout the United States and Canada this year, and it will be supported by a strong, immersive digital presence.
“With the new line of Disney-inspired Ethan Allen products, families can bring Disney’s beloved characters and stories to life in unique ways throughout their homes,” said Leslie Ferraro, co-chair, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, and president, Disney Consumer Products. “This collaboration is all about inspiring innovative design that combines Disney magic with Ethan Allen quality and attention to detail.”
About Ethan Allen
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE:ETH) is a leading interior design company and manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings. The company offers complimentary interior design service to its clients and sells a full range of furniture products and decorative accessories through ethanallen.com and a network of approximately 300 Design Centers in the United States and abroad. Ethan Allen owns and operates nine manufacturing facilities including six manufacturing plants and one sawmill in the United States plus one plant each in Mexico and Honduras. Approximately seventy percent of its furniture products are made in its North American plants. www.ethanallen.com. Follow Ethan Allen: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Houzz, You Tube, Instagram, Google Plus
About Disney Consumer Products
Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that delivers innovative and engaging product experiences across thousands of categories from toys and apparel to books and fine art. As the world’s largest licensor, DCP inspires the imaginations of people around the world by bringing the magic of Disney into consumers’ homes with products they can enjoy year-round. DCP is comprised of three business units: Licensing, Publishing and Disney Store. The Licensing business is aligned around five strategic brand priorities: Disney Media, Classics & Entertainment, Disney & Pixar Animation Studios, Disney Princess & Tinkerbell, Lucasfilm and Marvel. Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, magazines, and apps, igniting imagination through storytelling in ever-inventive ways. DPW creates and publishes books, magazines, eBooks and apps both vertically in-house and through an extensive worldwide licensing structure. DPW is also committed to the educational development of children around the world through Disney Learning, which includes our flagship learning brand, Disney Imagicademy, as well as Disney English and other Disney-themed learning products. The Disney Store retail chain operates across North America, Europe and Japan with more than 350 stores worldwide and is known for providing consumers with high-quality, unique products. Disney Store operates ecommerce channels in nine countries, which can be found here. For more information, please visit Disney Consumer Productswww.DisneyConsumerProducts.com
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