Four Hands appoints Anna Ogden as creative director
Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, January 22, 2013
Home furnishings manufacturer and wholesaler Four Hands has promoted Senior Buyer Anna Ogden to be the company's creative director.
Ogden enters her new role after almost eight years with Four Hands. She joined the company in 2005, initially working in product development before transitioning to a buying role. As a buyer, she has traveled worldwide, seeking unique makers and materials to be incorporated under the Four Hands umbrella of collections. Prior to Four Hands, Ogden was a bedroom and dining furniture assistant buyer at the Crate and Barrel headquarters in Chicago.
"Anna and I have worked closely together for years and I am consistently impressed and amazed by the skill set she has developed," Four Hands President and CEO Matthew Briggs said. "She works equally well and effectively with customers, vendors and her peers, and has blossomed into a true leader. We wouldn't be the company we are right now without her."
As creative director, Ogden will continue her cultivation of the Four Hands collections by discovering, developing and merchandising innovative pieces that are sustainable, of the best value and the highest quality. Ultimately, Ogden says, on-point creative direction requires seeking the perfect combination of having both "the right timing and a decent gut instinct."
"If the product is too early, no one will understand it," she said. "If it's too late, it isn't relevant."