Fifteen months after selling his company, RZK
Design, to Focus Products Group LLC, Kaufman has formed another design and marketing firm, Fulcrum Marketing Group, with longtime industry friend Dan Amundson.
Focus Products Group LLC has purchased selected assets of home office and accessory designer and importer RZK Design, based in Ridgefield, Conn.
Focus Products, based in Vernon Hills, Ill., will handle operations, distribution and business management, while RZK's founder and president, Roger Zenn Kaufman, and operations manager, Linda Francis, continue to handle design, sales and marketing functions from the Ridgefield offices.
The move enables Kaufman to focus on design and product development for RZK. He will also occasionally design for Focus Products' other companies: Amco Houseworks, a high-end gadget and kitchen tools maker, and Sensible Storage, a shelving supplier to the home improvement and mass markets.
Desk accessories were shown in everything from very masculine quill, leather and felt from several sources to lighthearted translucent colors from RZK
Trading, Benza, Sassafras and many others.