Ralph Lauren Home Accelerates Expansion Plans, IKEA Enters the Gym, and More News

From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this biweekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.

In the News

Ralph Lauren announces partnership with Haworth Lifestyle Design

This week Ralph Lauren Corporation announced that it has inked a long-term agreement with Haworth Lifestyle Design to expand Ralph Lauren Home’s production and distribution, effective April 1, 2024. As part of the deal, Haworth (parent company of BoConcept, Cappellini, and more) will be responsible for the furniture development, sourcing and manufacturing, product marketing, wholesale account management, post-customer service, and white-glove delivery, and will manufacture a majority of the collection in Italy on a made-to-order basis. Ralph Lauren will maintain the development of its bedding, bath, tabletop, and gift assortments.

Exploring the world of Ralph Lauren Home—with its breadth of interior styles ranging from heritage and coastal living to modern penthouses, equestrian escapes, and more—in person is also top of mind: The partnership includes the development of new, freestanding Ralph Lauren Home stores in strategic, not-yet-announced locations around the world.

AD PRO Hears…

…Paolo Moschino Ltd. has been named the exclusive distributor of Bunny Williams Home in the UK and European countries. Many pieces of Bunny Williams Home furniture, lighting, art, and accessories are now in stock in the UK, and an exclusive collaboration is set to release during London Design Week in the spring.

…AD100 firm Peter Pennoyer Architects has appointed Tim Kelly to principal. Having joined the practice in 2005, Kelly established PPA’s Miami office in 2010, where he continues to be based and where he oversees new builds and commercial development projects. He is also an adjunct professor in the University of Miami architecture program.