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River of Goods Signs Downton Abbey Lighting License
Lighting and home décor supplier River of Goods has secured the license to produce a Downton Abbey lighting collection based on the television series.
Downton Abbey Lighting by River of Goods will feature an exclusive collection of decorative floor and table lamps, wall sconces, accent lamps, pendants and chandeliers inspired by the award-winning period drama. The collection will capture the grand style of the series that is set in an English castle, spanning the years leading up to World War I through the 1920s.
“We’re proud to partner with River of Goods, a renowned leader in luxury lamps and lighting, to bring the first Downton Abbey Lighting collection to the market,” said Dominic Burns, senior vice president of brand management at NBCUniversal International Television Production. “Now retailers can offer their customers the opportunity to bring the style, warmth and elegance of Downton Abbey Lighting into their homes.”
The Downton Abbey Lighting collection will include about 20 exclusive designs that are rich in color, texture and detail inspired by the time period and translated for today’s tastes. Lamps range from Edwardian-inspired to Art Deco, including one-of-a-kind and hand-crafted stained glass, crystal pendants and chandeliers, elaborate shades with tassels and fringe, and ornate bases. The collection will provide a way for retailers to bring the show’s grandeur and aesthetic to their customers with luxury lighting relevant for today’s homes. Lights are priced to retail from $35 to $400.
The collection will debut to retailers during the AmericasMart Atlanta market in January 2015 and will coincide with the show's season 5 premier Jan. 4 on PBS.
"Inspired by one of today’s most popular television series, our Downton Abbey Lighting collection is designed to illuminate elegance for today’s homes, which is highly valued by today’s consumers and transcends any style of home décor,” said Lavina Lau, president and chief executive officer of River of Goods. “The Downton Abbey license is a natural fit for River of Goods with our team’s extensive experience developing intricate, highly detailed designs that are inspired by the Edwardian era.”