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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Included with purchase ($20 value).
|Product Type: Lateral filing cabinet||Style: Contemporary|
|Finish: Oak||Solid Wood Construction: Yes|
|Primary Material: Wood||Number of Items Included: 1|
|Fire Resistant: No||Wheels Included: No|
|Drawers Included: Yes||Locking: Yes|
|Stacking: No||Country of Manufacture: Mexico|
|Assembly Required: No|
|GSA Approved: No|
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.
Lovely addition to our office!
CAROL from LANSDALE, PA – Verified Buyer
This file cabinet is just what I was looking for to add as a companion piece to an antique oak finish mission desk in our home office. I always hated the look of traditional file cabinets, so this was the perfect answer to our storage needs. The Pasadena 2 drawer file has the look of a chest of drawers, holds years worth of papers, manuals, warranties, office supplies, etc. It is heavy, very sturdy construction, beautiful finish, and holds either traditional or legal size hanging pendaflex-type files. The delivery of the item was seamless, they called both the day before and the day of the delivery. I was sent an email a week prior to confirm a delivery date as well. Delivery persons brought it inside and opened it to ensure that I was happy before they left. The only negative thing I can say is the finish was darker than pictured, but it still looks great in the room anyway. I am totally in love with this piece!
What an ordeal
Theo from Newport, RI – Verified Buyer
This is a decent file cabinet, nice-looking; not sure I think it's a $500 piece of furniture, really, but it suits my purpose and the room it goes in. Unfortunately, the first one they sent had a drawer that simply didn't open--what kind of "quality control" is being implemented when a file cabinet leaves the factory without anyone checking to see if the drawers open? It also had a chip on of the drawers that was not a result of shipping. Wayfair customer service was very helpful and immediately offered to send a replacement, saying I could donate the first one--but I have no way to move this 113 lb cabinet on my own, so fortunately they agreed to also collect the flawed cabinet when they delivered its replacement. Except for some confusion over delivery times, all of this eventually came to pass. The second cabinet has some strange whitish blotches on the front of it, but I think I can diminish them with furniture polish. Still, for this price, I shouldn't have to. While I'm ultimately fairly happy with this purchase, and customer service was helpful, I would be a little wary of making another purchase of this size through the site.
Very nice quality for the price.
Steven from Loveland, CO – Verified Buyer
This file cabinet is sturdily constructed of hardwood and hardwood veneers. It is a great addition to my home office. Good value, quality construction and free shipping. The color of my item dd not match the photo (darker), but it still works in my office.
Good smaller lateral file cabinet
Daniel from Redlands, CA
We liked these cabinets and the delivery option for placement upstairs in the office helped. We have had some of the cabinets these replaced for years. The color is a little darker than it looks in the picture in my monitor but not a lot. Good product for the price, shipped quick.
Stanley from Pittsford, NY – Verified Buyer
Quality excellent...solid built....beautiful stain....works well in my office...but looks like a quality piece of furniture...very happy with this purchase...if needed will purchase a matching piece
Jennifer from Roseburg, OR – Verified Buyer
This has worked out to be the perfect solution to organize our messy office/den area and does not looke like a regulation type file cabinet but a nice piece of furniture that compliments the rest of the decor.
Excellent piece for the price!
Melanie from Sandy Hook, CT – Verified Buyer
This is a very nice file cabinet for the price. It is very sturdy and has a great finish. The drawers extend smoothly and feel secure and steady even when fully extended and the drawer is at capacity. It comes with a bracket to attach it to the wall behind it so that it cannot tip over when the drawers are open, but we do not find that at all necessary. It is a solid piece of furniture.
gayle from Hampstead, NC
It exceeded my expectations! A perfect fit for the location I had in mind; and the fact that I didn't have assemble it made it all the better.
Darker than pictured
TB from Totowa, NJ – Verified Buyer
This is a nice file cabinet. It is darker wood than pictured. Also, bottom drawer tends to not stay fully closed. My first one was really opening a lot but Wayfair sent a replacement that is much better. I decided to keep it and live with the minor imperfection since it otherwise looks great and is very functional for my home office.
Brent from Corinth, MS – Verified Buyer– Top 50 Reviewer
Super nice quality, very pretty style, looks made to last too.