May 21, 2015
Timothy Corrigan signs with Design Commerce Agency for design licensing representation and online marketing support.
Timothy Corrigan’s latest fabric collection for Schumacher offers a great case in point about the opportunities for interior designers in today’s home furnishings market. Known the world over for his comfortably elegant interiors, for clients including royalty and celebrities, his Schumacher furniture and fabric collection makes his design approach available to a much wider market. While this collection emphasizes Timothy’s commitment to stylish living and entertaining, comfort and affordability are always considered in his licensed designs as well.
Timothy’s feel for the breadth of design licensing opportunities in the home furnishings market makes him a perfect partner for us as we continue to build Design Commerce Agency into the premier design licensing firm for decorative home products. Timothy left a successful career in advertising to found his own design firm, so he understands the power of cultivating a brand and then carefully promoting it. This has never been more important than in today’s 24/7 social media-fueled marketing environment. Timothy’s previous career in advertising gives credence to his belief that, as he says, “Design Commerce Agency has re-imagined its licensing representation service in a way that makes sense for 2015 and beyond.” He adds, “I’m confident that Design Commerce Agency’s new approaches to online marketing support will help strengthen the Timothy Corrigan brand worldwide, resulting in increased licensing opportunities with respected manufacturers and retailers.”
Timothy immediately gained notice for his ability to balance elegance and comfort after the launch of his design firm in 1998. Hailed in Architectural Digest as “Today’s Tastemaker,” and named to the magazine’s “AD100” list for the last ten years, his work has been published in numerous publications including Elle Decor, Veranda, Traditional Home, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. His book An Invitation to Château du Grand-Lucé chronicles the ambitious personal undertaking to restore an 18th-century listed manor in France’s Loire Valley, and offers a great overview of how he conceives and develops a project. He has a sharp eye for fine art and antiques, but integrates them into comfortable surroundings. “I hate walking into a room that screams: ‘Don’t come in here…you can look, but don’t touch!” he says. “We have all seen those rooms and they are like museums. Homes are meant to be fully lived-in and enjoyed.”
The new fabric collection for Schumacher integrates with Timothy’s designs for rug makers Patterson, Flynn & Martin and Royal Limoges porcelain, also carried by Schumacher. Continuing an affiliation with prestigious French heritage brands, Timothy will soon be designing collections of bath fixtures for THG Paris, furniture for Moissonnier and lighting fixtures for Baguès.
We love working with Timothy, and are thrilled he’s embraced DCA’s enhanced approach to design licensing representation for the interior design and home furnishings markets.