New York Chris Nicole Prince, a long-time partner at Simon's Hardware and Bath, has sold her interest in the century-old decorative hardware business and is opening her own design firm, the designer announced.
The former Simon's partner and v.p./merchandising and design, whose work has been widely featured in the trade and consumer press, is opening The Chris Nicole Prince Collection. The company will design for the home, identify and develop new products, and offer consultation for private and corporate clients, Prince said.
During Prince's eight-year tenure at Simon's, she was largely
responsible for branding the family-owned business into a showplace
of couture home design. Among other duties, she was responsible for
product selection in the hardware, and kitchen/bath