Gifts Today magazine

Julia Knight appoints new general manager

Sebastien Tavenas brings extensive experience to high-end design company

Julia Knight, designer of finely hand-crafted serveware, barware, home décor and gifts, is pleased to announce the promotion of Sebastien Tavenas to General Manager, vice president global sales.

Sebastien previously was vice president global sales at Julia Knight, Inc. and has had impressive experience and success in the luxury brand market both in the States and abroad. 

He will continue to lead Global Sales, drive 
strategic business development and growth and oversee day to day operations. 

Knight said, “I am thrilled to have Sebastien step-up his leadership in Sales and Marketing within the company and partner with me as we continue to build the brand. He has a passion for innovation and process that is a rare and coveted combination.” 

Sebastien has spent time in the categories of luxury home, tabletop, accessories, leather and jewellery working both in Sales and Marketing with retailers around the world. 

“I am results driven and motivated by the expansive opportunities ahead for the Julia Knight brand,” said Tavenas. 

Knight’s serveware and table accessories are crafted from an unique combination of the ancient art of hand-casting metal and hand
-decorating with trademark materials including pearlised enamels with an exclusive infusion of crushed Mother of Pearl and natural shells that give each piece beauty, texture, shimmer and depth.

The Julia Knight Collection ( is available at Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, hundreds of US specialty stores, and internationally in over 40 countries

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