Port 68 adds Williamsburg license

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Port 68 WilliamsburgA sampling of Port 68's new products in collaboration with the Williamsburg brand.
Lamp, home décor and decorative accessory manufacturer Port 68 is adding Williamsburg-licensed products to its lineup beginning with the Oct. 14-18 High Point Market.

The Williamsburg “Trend Meets Tradition” licensed collection with Port68 is a traditional yet modern blending of porcelain, accessories and wall décor inspired by the extensive archives of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

“We are thrilled to introduce the esteemed archival resources of the Colonial Williamsburg museums, antiques, textiles and architecture,” said Michael Yip, Port 68 president. “With the success and history of America’s oldest museum licensing program, Port 68 is excited to work with the branding team at Williamsburg and see it grow for years to come.”

Dynamic patterns like Braganza, Charlotte, Deane and Portsmouth Pineapple are drawn directly from global 18th-century textile and wallpaper references, and have been interpreted into colorful table lamps, jars, planters, and center basins. Other patterns featured in the collection, like Palace Fret and Lamerie Lattice, appear almost architectural, taking their cue, for example, from a carved chair rail molding in the Supper Room in the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg, Va., or the woven basketwork on a London-made 1740s silver fruit basket in the Colonial Williamsburg collections, respectively.

Port 68 WilliamsburgGrand maps and garden designs from the museum’s rare collections are also showcased, framed under lucite for a modern presentation of wall décor for today’s interiors.

“The Williamsburg brand exudes a timeless grace that compliments contemporary and classic interiors, and Port 68 is an ideal partner to help us extend our home offerings into new areas and different price points,” said Melissa Fraley Agguini, executive director products, retail and licensing for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Combined with our other licensed products, the consumer can modernize their home while celebrating the past and supporting a foundation whose mission is ‘To feed the human spirit by sharing America’s enduring story.’”

The collection will be on display inside Port 68’s International Home Furnishings Center InterHall 408 showroom.

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