Gifts Today magazine

Laurie Gates joins the Gibson family

Industry icon Laurie Gates has joined the Gibson Overseas, Inc. team in Los Angeles

Gibson Overseas, Inc. is delighted to announce that industry icon Laurie Gates has joined their team in Los Angeles.

The pairing marks an milestone in the tabletop and housewares industry, combining Gates’ design expertise and industry knowledge with Gibson’s production and merchandising reach. Gates joins Gibson as VP of Creative & Merchandising to lead and enrich Gibson’s leading design and product development abilities.

His keen knowledge of the industry is gained from owning and operating a ceramics factory in West Los Angeles in addition to decades of successfully marketing the universally-admired Laurie Gates brand. These experiences give Gates a unique perspective that has makes him industry’s leading home fashion experts. His bold design choices feature happy pieces with vibrant colors, drawing inspiration from both his rural roots in Alberta, Canada and his current life in Southern California.

“Joining the Gibson family of professionals is an exciting development for me as a designer and member of the housewares industry. The combining of talent allows for developing not only amazing tablescenes but also new products consumers can use to reflect their sense of fashion as they move through their lives,” Gates said.

Laurie Gates® brand has joined the Gibson’s list of brands. Well-recognized for its colorful handpainted and melamine products at prominent retailers
domestically and internationally, the Laurie Gates® brand will now be available exclusively through Gibson. “Gibson is excited to build on the equity of the Laurie Gates® brand. Our goal is to both embrace its essence and enhance it. The Laurie Gates® brand will emerge as a premier fashion brand in our industry,” said Gibson CEO Sal Gabbay.

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