Thursday, June 27, 2019

Amanda Lindroth is turning her Bahamas-based design business into a brand - PODCAST

By Fred Nicolaus

“My mother was a particularly glamorous woman,” says Nassau-based interior designer Amanda Lindroth, when asked about her upbringing in Boca Raton. “She was tall and skinny and had a lot of opinions and a cigarette. … She said to my father: ‘We’re not rich enough to live in a mansion in Palm Beach and I’m not going to live in a lousy Florida ranch house,’ so she hired a very interesting Danish architect.” Glamour, real estate real talk and a taste of modern European architecture: the perfect ingredients for a designer’s childhood.

After first working as a journalist and PR consultant in London, Lindroth followed a husband to the Bahamas and set up a design business in the late 1990s. Since then, she has slowly built a reputation for her evocation of the island spirit wherever she goes. A few years ago, almost on a whim, Lindroth and her CEO, Austin Painter, went on a road trip through China, visiting factories and creating a collection of pieces to launch a product line. After a runaway success at the Atlanta Gift Show (they’ve sold 120,000 pieces to date), she has been busy turning her collection into a fully fledged brand.  Read more >>