October 12, 2020
DesignWorks Collective acquires Gentlemen’s Hardware
DesignWorks Collective announced the acquisition of Gentlemen’s Hardware, a pioneer in the artisanal men’s gifting category. Known for investing in new and innovative companies across the gifting, personal care and stationery sector, DesignWorks acquisition of Gentlemen’s Hardware will complement the existing vibrant assortment of consumer brands including Paddywax, The Candle Bar, Firefly Candle Co., Designworks Ink, Olivina Men, and Stay Golden, and will extend Designworks Collective’s strategic expansion into the UK and European markets.
Under DesignWorks, Gentlemen’s Hardware will continue to work with current retail partners across the UK, Europe, USA and worldwide to build the Gentlemen’s Hardware brand and maintain its flagship status in global markets. Designworks Collective will also onboard select Wild + Wolf team members, and will be working with existing logistics providers to ensure that brand continuity is assured for partners.
“We’re thrilled that Designworks Collective will be leading Gentlemen’s Hardware into this next exciting adventure. A brand committed to combining style with functionality, Gentlemen’s Hardware has great synergy with Designwork Collective’s vibrant portfolio of consumer brands and I am confident we’ll continue to see fantastic products delighting customers and aiding them on life’s adventure,” shared Paul Taylor, CEO of Wild + Wolf.
“We’re genuinely excited about the Gentlemen’s Hardware brand and eager to move forward with the great products they represent. Through this transaction, we’ve met and been impressed with the Wild + Wolf team. Over the last several years, we’ve seen the Gentlemen’s Hardware commitment to provide unique, creative, design-led gifts to the market with a special attention to packaging. The brand’s style, features and aesthetics perfectly align with our product focus and our brands at DesignWorks Collective. We see this as a beautiful match,” said Joseph Moore, CEO of Design Works Collective.