About the Designer
"I can't remember a time when design wasn't a major influence in my life. Nature is my greatest inspiration. I began sketching before learning math and reciting the alphabet. When I was about 8 years old, my mother designed halter dresses that we would bring to craft shows, and I was allowed the opportunity of designing handbags and jewelry to enhance the outfits. My first sale was very precious. Being compensated as a designer was and continues to be a delight. Whenever I experience something that our firm designed being worn or living in a client's home, the thrill never lessens. Modeling was never on my radar. I wanted to be the client! My fashion career exposed me to the globe and some of the most talented people in the world. Vera Wang was responsible for me working at Vogue; Scavullo photographed my Cosmopolitan cover, Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, Avedon---all taught me so much. Fendi, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein were all companies that I worked for. My greatest mentors in life and fashion include my Mother, Barbara, who has exquisite taste, my Father, John who taught me the economics of fashion and economic realities of retail. It can be ugly, when people aren't honest... Jule Campbell from Sports Illustrated and Elizabeth Taylor continue to be true blessings in my life. Elizabeth took me by the hand and demanded that I express myself in a bolder, more powerful way. 'Beige is not the inner you. People will take you seriously even when you're designing something wonderful, feminine and sexy. You can also wear it! I miss and treasure Elizabeth every day,' " explained Kathy Ireland about her passion for design that launched, kathy ireland® Worldwide. Kathy Ireland, is CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®), a design and marketing firm. Forbes Magazine reports kiWW® as a "2 billion dollar business model". License Global Magazine names kiWW® the 25th most powerfully licensed brand, globally. kiWW® offers designs in Fashion, Weddings, Home, Office and More... According to Fairchild Publications, the “supermodel turned supermogul” is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion.
|Desk Type: Computer desk||Top Material: Manufactured Wood|
|Base Material: Manufactured Wood||Style: Contemporary|
|Design: Rectangular desk||Keyboard Tray: Yes|
|Drawers Included: No||Cabinets Included: No|
|Chair Included: No||Casters Included: No|
|Hutch Included: No||Application: Professional office|
|Country of Manufacture: Mexico|
Kathy Ireland's home office was the family kitchen table until she partnered with Martin Furniture. They invite you to experience the extraordinary furnishings in these two exciting categories. Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Furniture is a wonderful resource for today's families who don't have lots of time when they shop and are overwhelmed by choices. They've made the selection process easier by delivering products to you that offer unique value, fashion and function. Every mom is the CEO of her busy family, so, some of the key features that will be found throughout the offering include extra wide keyboard trays, special power management centers, pull out task lighting, dictation trays, hidden storage and instant organization. These items make daily projects easier for families.
Martin Furniture is a great producer of home office, wall systems and home theater furniture. This company was founded in San Diego by Gil Martin in 1980. Gil and his extraordinary team are committed to excellence.
Have every confidence that Martin Furniture is a world-class maker. They are humbled by the support that their brand has received from women and their families. KI Home has been nominated for Designer of the Year, received Best of Market honors in furniture and earned the legendary Good Housekeeping Seal for consumer excellence. Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Furniture will have over 165 products.
Kathy Ireland is the Chief Designer of all of the Martin Furniture products, and she considers it a privilege to work every day and receive powerful input from their multitalented teams. Their design teams collaborate with to develop unique concepts and trends, which become products for you. But, at the end of the day, Kathy is the editor.
The Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Furniture program was designed to be eclectic and fun so families can place home office, wall systems and home theater furniture in their home with confidence.
When you choose Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Furniture products for your family, you haven't simply purchased furniture. You've made an investment for years to come.
Mitchell from R.I.
This is probably the best compact computer desk that you will find in the sub - $500 price range. It ships completely assembled except for the caster wheels ( which I decided not to use ). The printer shelf is adjustable for placement anywhere between the keyboard shelf and the bottom base shelf. My only minor complaints are : 1) It could be a few inches taller. This is not a big problem if you have a short chair or an adjustable chair. I'll be looking for a chair that has a seat which can adjust between 15 inches and 20 inches off of the ground. 2) Whoever it was who screwed in the metal rails which hold the slide-out printer drawer slipped with the screwdriver & left an inch and a half long scratch on the inside of the desk. They tried to cover it up with a furniture marker. I'm sure this is an isolated incident but,it would be nice if they left you with the option to screw the rails in yourself. 3) My biggest complaint is that there was not a cut out to run a wire or cable through the back of the desk on the printer side. There is,however,plenty of room to run wires directly behind where the computer tower goes. A quarter sized cut-out below the printer would have been great. I ended-up drilling one out. I have Verizon Fios internet service and the coaxial cable comes up from my basement through my bedroom floor behind the printer so,I wanted to run it into the surge protector that I placed on the bottom base shelf under the printer. ( It wouldn't have been ideal to run the thick quad-shielded coax cable all of the way around through one of the computer cable cut-outs on the other side back to the printer side where the surge protector was placed. I placed the surge protector there so that it would be out of sight and so that I could push the desk as far flush up against my bedroom wall as possible.) Overall this is a great desk. On a scale of 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest),I would give this desk a score of 9.4 .
Jackie from Richmond, VA – Verified Buyer
This elegant, compact computer cart works well in a bedroom or small office.
TS from CA
very high-end finish and a beautiful office furniture
Love the product[...]!!!!
Joe V from Whiting, NJ – Verified Buyer
It is well made, rich looking. The size is great for a place with limted space and is very functional. I couldn't be more pleased.