The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) has announced its new licensing partnerships across home décor, fashion accessories, gifting and educational games. The first of the new licensing collaborations will launch to consumers and the trade this fall.
Inspired by the artworks and stories within its collection, The Met has worked closely with selected partners in their respective areas, from home textiles to accessories and social expressions. The new licensing partnerships include:
- Olympia Le Tan, launching in September – collectible clutch handbags;
- Ann Gish, launching in October – bedding and home accessories;
- Ligne Blanche, launching this winter – giftable ceramic tabletop items;
- Abner Henry, launching in January – case furniture;
- Lingo, launching in in January – educational games;
- Pura, launching in the spring – home fragrance;
- Caspari, launching in the spring – paper goods and social expressions; and
- Scalamandré, launching in fall 2022 – textiles, wallpaper and trim
The products will be available through partners’ distribution channels and will be highlighted within The Met Store in New York City.
The partnerships (save for Olympia Le Tan and Ligne Blanche) were sourced through The Met’s agency relationship with Beanstalk, The Met’s licensing agency for the U.S., Canada, EMEA and Japan. Olympia Le Tan and Ligne Blanche were sourced by Wildbrain CPLG.
“We are thrilled and honored to be working with these incredible companies, some of which, such as Scalamandré, have longstanding relations with the Museum,” says Lisa Silverman Meyers, global head of licensing and partnerships, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. “We are so excited to see how they marry the heritage and the unique design sensibilities for which each company is known, to create offerings that are inspired by highlights from the Museum’s permanent collection.”