WHO WE ARE
We are manufacturers representatives. We are also life partners, yes married. We represent companies who make beautiful well crafted interior products for the hospitality and senior living market.
Meet the team
With a degree in design from the University of Minnesota Kim began her career designing jewelry and women’s fashions. She was introduced to the Hospitality industry in 1991 when she accepted a sales position with a Twin Cities design and procurement firm. In 2012 she created Fashion and Function to bring the finest quality, beautiful products to the Hospitality and Senior Living markets.
Kim sees her role as bridging the gap between the manufacturer’s capabilities and the designers vision. Her hand’s on design and sales experience enables her to understand the customer’s vision and communicate it to the manufacturer. Each project is a collaboration and an opportunity to build strong relationships with customers and manufacturers. Kim believes that kindness, truthfulness and attention to detail are the keys to a success in business and in life.
As Kim’s partner, Claude brings a lifetime of Property Management, Sales & Marketing experience to Fashion and Function. His organizational abilities ensure that customers & Manufacturers get the accurate data they need in the shortest possible time. Every project is a priority, large or small. Accurate timely pricing and project management is the goal.
Claude is the behind the scenes coordinator. He provides accurate pricing as quickly as possible, organizes and stores quotes and project information and organizes general business data to insure that all i's are dotted and the t's are crossed. He is also the tech guy who fixes all of the computer issues Kim can't deal with.