Effective November 18, 2015
WINWARD INTERNATIONAL & JIM MARVIN COLLABORATE!
Patrick Tai CEO of Winward International, Inc. and Jim Marvin President and CEO of Jim Marvin Enterprises Ltd., Inc. jointly announce a collaboration and marketing plan for the 2016 marketing season incorporating the Jim Marvin Collection in Winward’s extensive collection of botanical and home accessory lines.
The Jim Marvin Collection consists of a comprehensive line of Christmas ornaments, table top and holiday specialty line, which will be exclusively distributed by Winward International.
Jim Marvin Collection is a trademark line which has been shown throughout the country in major markets and international markets since 1980.
It is anticipated that the new collection will reflect the color direction that the line is famous for. Mr. Marvin will be retained to spend more creative time in developing new lines of product and to continue research and design to offer an extensive specialty line through the Winward marketing channels in San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas and Ontario, Canada.
Jim Marvin, Phil Marvin and Allison Marvin Furr Vice Presidents of JME will play a role in the developments to solidify the design and display of the collection.
Matt Wood, Creative director for Winward, will direct the new look and will use creative displays and fusion of the two lines in the showrooms throughout the marketing channels of Winward.
“Beginning my career many years ago I was influenced by one of the most talented and insightful designers in the decorative floral and Holiday industry, as creative director having the opportunity to work alongside Jim Marvin and bring the look that has captivated everyone over so many years to Winward is truly one of the highlights of my design life!” – Matt Wood, Winward Creative Director
“For years I have always been a fan of Jim Marvin for his design talent as well as his friendly, positive attitude in business. I am truly delighted to see two great talented teams sparkle together and develop new and exciting design ideas to satisfy the loyal followers of Winward and Jim Marvin.” - Patrick Tai, Winward CEO
“I have known the integrity of the Tai Family and Winward for many years and it is always wonderful to be part of a new direction. I will spend more time in design and creating products which gets me back to my roots! Marketing in Canada and the west coast will expose the collection to a wider and more diverse market”- Jim Marvin, JME CEO
The 2016 collection will feature about 700 items or more in the exciting colors, featuring one or more of the colorful and very refreshing Bubble Gum and Pearl collection as seen in The White House, Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Veranda, House Beautiful & The Book for the 2015 season.
The line has been characterized as a breath of fresh air in the Christmas Décor applications. The extensive color choices give our clients a chance to create very exclusive looks tailored to their clients taste.
The 2016 line will be first launched in Winward’s showroom in San Francisco, CA on December 1st 2015, and showcased in the major markets in Atlanta, Dallas and Ontario, Canada in the Winward showrooms this January!