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Nambé names new CEO

American design company Nambé appoints Wayne Badovinus as president and CEO

Nambé hasappointed board member Wayne Badovinus as its President and CEO.

“We are thrilledto have Wayne lead Nambé. Along with Wayne's business experience, he has a deepunderstanding of the Nambé brand and a passion for great design,” Nambé'sChairman of the Board Dan Hillenbrand said.

Badovinuswas the first CEO at Design Within Reach. He oversaw the modern design retailerfor six years. He is also the former President and COO of Williams-Sonoma andformer President and CEO of Eddie Bauer.

“It isseldom the opportunity presents itself to work with a brand with designcredibility like Nambé,” said Badovinus.

Nambé willshowcase its Oceana Collection, new additions to the popular wedding collectionDazzle, and 2014 holiday items at the 41 Madison show in New York April 22-25. 


A family-owned company featuring exceptionalAmerican design since 1951, Nambé makes museum-quality art a part of dailylife, combining fine materials with hand craftsmanship and design from theworld’s most esteemed designers. Made from a remarkable metal alloy unique toNambé and a 15-step casting process, Nambé metal designs have the beauty andluster of silver, the strength of iron and yet will not crack, chip or tarnish.In 1999, Nambé added full-lead, mouth-blown crystal to its collection. In 2007,the company launched its first collections of flatware and dinnerware products.Today, Nambé boasts a vast assortment of serving pieces, giftware, lighting,frames, flatware and barware – art designed for everyday living. 

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