Kara Goodwin set up Orange Emporium in 2015 to distribute Dutch design in Canada and the United States. Inspired by the beautiful, unusual, and well-made home goods she found in Europe, Kara set out to bring these gezellig things to North America. Gezellig is a Dutch word that means cozy and happy. Specifically, the happiness that comes from being surrounded by the people and things you love.
Kara is a former owner of a communications consultancy and quality manager who became a veteran at setting up house with each relocation for her husband's career. Each time she learned more about what matters most in a home: the bright things that make you happy!
Things that have a story. Things with exceptional design. Things of excellent quality.
If you are a retailer interested in stocking our products, or a designer looking for North American representation, please connect. We'd love to meet you and to say hello.