About the Designer
"I can't remember a time when design wasn't a major influence in my life. Nature is my greatest inspiration. I began sketching before learning math and reciting the alphabet. When I was about 8 years old, my mother designed halter dresses that we would bring to craft shows, and I was allowed the opportunity of designing handbags and jewelry to enhance the outfits. My first sale was very precious. Being compensated as a designer was and continues to be a delight. Whenever I experience something that our firm designed being worn or living in a client's home, the thrill never lessens. Modeling was never on my radar. I wanted to be the client! My fashion career exposed me to the globe and some of the most talented people in the world. Vera Wang was responsible for me working at Vogue; Scavullo photographed my Cosmopolitan cover, Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, Avedon---all taught me so much. Fendi, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein were all companies that I worked for. My greatest mentors in life and fashion include my Mother, Barbara, who has exquisite taste, my Father, John who taught me the economics of fashion and economic realities of retail. It can be ugly, when people aren't honest... Jule Campbell from Sports Illustrated and Elizabeth Taylor continue to be true blessings in my life. Elizabeth took me by the hand and demanded that I express myself in a bolder, more powerful way. 'Beige is not the inner you. People will take you seriously even when you're designing something wonderful, feminine and sexy. You can also wear it! I miss and treasure Elizabeth every day,' " explained Kathy Ireland about her passion for design that launched, kathy ireland® Worldwide. Kathy Ireland, is CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®), a design and marketing firm. Forbes Magazine reports kiWW® as a "2 billion dollar business model". License Global Magazine names kiWW® the 25th most powerfully licensed brand, globally. kiWW® offers designs in Fashion, Weddings, Home, Office and More... According to Fairchild Publications, the “supermodel turned supermogul” is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion.
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|Product Type: Standard||Style: Traditional|
|Distressed: Yes||Frame Material: Wood|
|Number of Items Included: 1||Solid Wood Construction: Yes|
|Shelving Included: Yes||Doors Included: No|
|Drawers Included: No||Wheels Included: No|
|Lighting Included: No||Orientation: Tall|
|Back Panel: Closed||Foldable: No|
|Handpainted: No||Mobile: No|
|Wall Recessed: No||Commercial Use: No|
|Eco-Friendly: No||Country of Manufacture: Mexico|
|Installation Required: No||Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: 5 Years|
Kathy Ireland's home office was the family kitchen table until she partnered with Martin Furniture. They invite you to experience the extraordinary furnishings in these two exciting categories. Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Furniture is a wonderful resource for today's families who don't have lots of time when they shop and are overwhelmed by choices. They've made the selection process easier by delivering products to you that offer unique value, fashion and function. Every mom is the CEO of her busy family, so, some of the key features that will be found throughout the offering include extra wide keyboard trays, special power management centers, pull out task lighting, dictation trays, hidden storage and instant organization. These items make daily projects easier for families.
Martin Furniture is a great producer of home office, wall systems and home theater furniture. This company was founded in San Diego by Gil Martin in 1980. Gil and his extraordinary team are committed to excellence.
Have every confidence that Martin Furniture is a world-class maker. They are humbled by the support that their brand has received from women and their families. KI Home has been nominated for Designer of the Year, received Best of Market honors in furniture and earned the legendary Good Housekeeping Seal for consumer excellence. Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Furniture will have over 165 products.
Kathy Ireland is the Chief Designer of all of the Martin Furniture products, and she considers it a privilege to work every day and receive powerful input from their multitalented teams. Their design teams collaborate with to develop unique concepts and trends, which become products for you. But, at the end of the day, Kathy is the editor.
The Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Furniture program was designed to be eclectic and fun so families can place home office, wall systems and home theater furniture in their home with confidence.
When you choose Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Furniture products for your family, you haven't simply purchased furniture. You've made an investment for years to come.
Best furniture purchase ever
Stephanie from Oklahoma City, OK– Verified Buyer
There aren't words to express my love of these bookcases. I initially purchased two and now have five in my home. They are quality wood bookcases and incredibly sturdy. People used to pass through my rooms without noticing the books/bookcases but now every single person has stopped and commented on them. The only word of caution is that they are heavy. It took two of us to move them around and shipping was a bit of a pain. You won't be disappointed.
Tons of Space for Books!
Marilyn from New Jersey– Verified Buyer
I ordered this bookcase because I needed 7 shelves of space for my extensive book collection. I didn't expect the high quality of the bookcase! It looks great in my den. I'm very pleased!
Lorna from Bellingham, WA– Verified Buyer
I was impressed with the elegant appearance of these shelves on the website and they look just the same in person. I like the detail at the top and along the sides. They are sturdy. I would buy them again.
Not quite as good as I expected
History Guy from Northeast Missouri
Bookcases look great and are functional but they are nothing more than thicker 90% MDF. Very little "real" wood here. Like most MDF products they will work fine if you do not move them more than once in your lifetime. [...]
Great looking bookcase; looks just like the photo.
linda from Wimberley, TX– Verified Buyer
We are very pleased with our new bookcase. Delivery was prompt and installation was a snap. We really needed the extra book space and this piece delivers!
NABUCO from WASHINGTON, DC– Verified Buyer
I am very please with the quality of the bookcases.
Pics don't do it justice.
Vanessa from Staten Island, NY– Verified Buyer
This is a beautiful bookshelf. Sturdy, nice details, lots of space. I'm in love.
Exactly what I ordered!
Joyce from Texas
I am real happy with this bookcase. They delivered it into my house for me, and it wasn't too hard to put together. It is exactly the bookcase I ordered. I'm very happy with it.
Walter Day from Merritt Island, FL– Verified Buyer
These are excellent bookshleves. Well made, solid, ready right out of the box. Definitely would recommend to these. Good value also
Nancy from Drewryville, VA– Verified Buyer
Im very happy with the quality of these bookcases. They were everything I expected them to be, and the packaging was terrific.