Napa Residence and Backyard has named Darrell Gardner as vp of Artistic. On this function, Gardner will lead Napa’s inventive groups in product design and growth, showrooms and pictures.
“Darrell brings an intensive information of world sourcing and merchandising to Napa,” stated President and Founder KC Cunningham. “He’ll assist our firm develop and develop new merchandise within the Napa custom. We all know he’ll use his expansive trade information to construct on the successes of the Napa Model.”
Previous to this new function, Gardner was the director of product growth, furnishings and equipment at ELK Group Worldwide. In additional than seven years at ELK, he labored on all facets of design and growth, sourcing, pictures and showroom planning. Earlier than ELK, Gardner was a product and visible merchandising designer for Two’s Firm. His love of journey, artwork and structure have facilitated greater than sixty journeys to Europe and Asia previously seven years, giving him a wealth of data, in addition to enriching his life.
“Napa is so nicely regarded within the trade due to their fantastically crafted merchandise and gorgeous showrooms,” Gardner stated. “I couldn’t be extra excited to affix a group of such proficient professionals. I’m thrilled to carry my expertise and trade information to Napa and to create new choices for his or her prospects.”
A local of Richmond, Va., Gardner earned his Masters of Wonderful Arts in Inside Environments from Virginia Commonwealth College. He joined Napa firstly of December and helps the corporate in preparation for the launch of their new Atlanta showroom at January Market.
“I acknowledge Napa’s sturdy basis throughout the residence décor phase,” Gardner added. “I perceive their aesthetic and their significance to retailers and designers,- and I sit up for increasing on that.” Napa welcomes patrons to cease by their new showroom throughout January market to fulfill Gardner in particular person. Their new showroom is positioned at AmericasMart, Constructing 2, Flooring 10, Suite 1010.