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PANTONE ® UNIVERSE Kitchenware Collection by Typhoon Livens up the Kitchen
New Product Line Includes Mugs, Textiles and Mills in Bright PANTONE ® Color Palettes
CHICAGO, International Home & Housewares Show 2008, PANTONE ® ColorWatch Display (Lakeside Lobby Level 3) and Typhoon Booth (#S658) – March 17, 2008 - Pantone ® Inc., the source of inspiration and provider of professional color standards for the design industries worldwide, and Typhoon, an internationally recognized manufacturer of stylish and innovative home accessory products, today announced the PANTONE ® UNIVERSE Kitchenware Collection by Typhoon, the latest category of products under the PANTONE ® UNIVERSE brand.
Produced under a licensing agreement with Typhoon, the first introduction of the PANTONE ® UNIVERSE Kitchenware Collection will include textiles, shopping trolleys, storage jars, mugs and salt and pepper mills. Drawing from Pantone’s color expertise, each group in the PANTONE ® UNIVERSE Kitchenware Collection will have its own distinct design and color personality. The first offering will be in solid shades of Red, Black, Blue, Olive and Pink, merchandised with coordinating stripes and patterns
"Pantone ® is all about color and we are very excited to be entering into this global product development partnership with them,” said Chris Stevens, managing director of Typhoon Housewares Group. “Our aim is to develop an iconic, instantly recognizable collection of bold color-carrying housewares products that build on the brand integrity of quality and precision that we associate with both Typhoon and Pantone ® .”
"The PANTONE ® UNIVERSE brand lets consumers enjoy color by bringing products in inspiring PANTONE ® Colors into their homes and lifestyles," said Lisa Herbert, executive vice president of fashion and home for Pantone ®. "The new kitchenware collection from Typhoon offers high-quality, fun products that are guaranteed to brighten up any kitchen."
The PANTONE ® UNIVERSE Kitchenware Collection by Typhoon and W2 includes the following product lines:
Pantone ® Storage Jars
The 1.4 liter storage jar is available in color-coated enamelware with interchangeable magnetic labels for tea, coffee and sugar. The jar is also available in ceramic.
Pantone ® Mugs
Ceramic mugs are available in two sizes, 12 fl oz (standard size) and 4 fl oz (espresso size). The mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe.
Pantone ® Textiles
Made from and lined with 100% cotton, the textile line includes tea towels, aprons, pot holders and oven mitts.
CrushGrind® Salt and Pepper Mills
Produced by CrushGrind, the salt and pepper mills are made from a high-gloss biodegradable plastic and are easy to adjust and clean. The CrushGrind brand guarantees the patented ceramic mechanism for 25 years.
Shopping Trolleys and Bags
The shopping trolleys and bags are made from nylon material. The trolley has a retractable handle for convenient storage and the bag folds to fit into a handbag.
Pricing and Availability
The PANTONE ® UNIVERSE Kitchenware Collection by Typhoon will be available in September 2008 at retailers worldwide. Pricing for the collection begins at an SRP of U.S. $8.
About Pantone ® Inc.
Pantone ®, Inc. has been the world’s color authority for 45 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone ® now offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at www.pantone.com.
Typhoon is a global player in the housewares industry offering diverse and different collections of products that combine form with function. Typhoon is widely recognized as the first choice for stylish, innovative and unique products created by an in-house, 15 person design team who continues to win awards annually. Using a wide variety of components and materials fused to create exciting home wares products at exceptional value for money, Typhoon is utterly committed to its “designed to perform” mission.