Luxury fabric specialist, Kobe, has welcomed Emma Staff as its new London and Home Counties account manager, where she will be responsible for both the Kobe and Essente brands.

Emma, who previously worked as an area and national account manager within the soft furnishing and interiors industry, will be responsible for Kobe’s retail clients. She says: “I am delighted to be joining the business. The company supplies some incredible fabrics and I’m looking forward to forging relationships with customers, old and new.”

Kobe has recently launched a number of new, innovative fabrics, including Volterra, a selection of luxe, matte-look velvets and Boutique, a collection of 100% natural curtain and upholstery fabrics, suitable for both domestic and contract installations.

The Essente collection is a stylish curtain and upholstery range, benefitting from the logistical expertise and quality of Kobe, while giving access to a wider customer base through its realistic price points. It is suitable for both domestic and commercial installations.

The UK operation is based in Crowthorne, Berkshire.