KEN FULK PENGUIN SHAKER $99 (Photo: Business Wire)

Pottery Barn, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) portfolio of brands, today is introducing a capsule collection of exclusive products created in collaboration with designer, lifestyle curator and author Ken Fulk. Available at select Pottery Barn stores and online at, the collection features holiday entertaining essentials and timeless home furnishings that bring a dose of elegance and whimsy to the home. In addition, Pottery Barn is celebrating the debut of Fulk's first book, Mr. Ken Fulk's Magical World, with four in-store book-signing events at Pottery Barn stores in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, and Palo Alto, CA. Guests will have the chance to meet Fulk and get a signed copy of his book, as well as shop the Pottery Barn holiday collections. The first event will be held in Boston at The Street Chestnut Hill Pottery Barn on Saturday, November 19, from 3-5pm.

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Ken Fulk for Pottery Barn (Photo: Business Wire)

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"We are thrilled to support Ken Fulk with the launch of his book, Mr. Ken Fulk's Magical World, and once again offer our customers a peek into his unique creative spirit," said Monica Bhargava, EVP of Product Development, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. "We love the wit, whimsy and effortless elegance he brings to everything he does and we look forward to sharing his brilliance with our customers."

Fulk, a San Francisco-based interior designer and event planner, is renowned for curating unexpected and often over-the-top experiences and environments. His first book, Mr. Ken Fulk's Magical World, features more than 200 color photos with accompanying narration by the designer, and showcases the best of his signature projects over the past decade. Customers can purchase the book at Pottery Barn stores or online at and in select markets, meet Fulk at one of the following events at Pottery Barn stores:

Signature pieces from the Ken Fulk for Pottery Barn Collection include the Admiral Bar Cart and Retriever Fireplace Tools, both reintroductions from Fulk's first Pottery Barn collection that debuted for Fall 2015, as well as new entertaining and gifting items including the Penguin Shaker and Penguin Cocktail Glasses.

"I've always loved penguins; it looks like they're dressed in little tuxedos, which is why it made the perfect figure for our dapper yet playful new cocktail collections for the holidays," said designer Ken Fulk. "Life should be fun; don't be afraid to live large."

Upholstered furniture items, including a sofa and u-shaped sectional, feature distinctive tufting and are available in a rich full-grain Italian leather or soft ebony velvet. Fanciful yet contemporary, the collection is ideal for glamorous holiday celebrations with prices starting at $19.50.


Ken Fulk is a designer of experiences big and small. He is renowned for his layered interiors and over-the-top parties. San Francisco-based Fulk has spent 20 years developing a business out of making the impossible a reality. Fulk has become the curator of his clients' lifestyle, not only designing their homes down to the custom stationery, but also their wardrobes, weddings, dinner parties and family vacations. In addition to his residential work, Fulk takes a multi-disciplinary approach for hospitality projects including the highly esteemed social club The Battery SF, Stewart Cellars winery in Yountville, restaurants for New York's acclaimed Major Food Group, and his latest concept in luxury urban living, a 224 unit residential building on 38 th street in Manhattan. Featured in such publications as The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and The Wall Street Journal, the Virginia-born Fulk is happiest watching his three Golden Retrievers bound around the pool at his ranch in Napa Valley—the setting that inspired much of his collaboration with Pottery Barn.


Pottery Barn, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands, is a premier specialty retailer for casual, comfortable and stylish home furnishings. Key product categories include furniture, bedding, bath, rugs, window treatments, tabletop, lighting and decorative accessories. Nearly all Pottery Barn products are designed in house and are exclusive to its catalogs, stores and website. Pottery Barn currently has 201 retail stores in the United States, Canada and Australia and unaffiliated franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East, Mexico and the Philippines, as well as an ecommerce site at Pottery Barn provides complimentary design services and a comprehensive gift registry program for weddings and other special events. Pottery Barn now offers products for all life stages and every room in the home through Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Bed and Bath, Pottery Barn Kids, and PBteen. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. These products, representing eight distinct merchandise strategies - Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, PBteen, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham - are marketed through e-commerce websites, direct mail catalogs and 626 stores. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. currently operates in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, offers international shipping to customers worldwide, and has unaffiliated franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East, Mexico and the Philippines.

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