Greensboro, NC (August 2022) – Thompson is now Thompson. The leader in bespoke luxury products for the kitchen and bath is marking 20 years in business with a shortened name, revised brand standards, new products, and twelve months of special events. This yearlong celebration comes on the heels of record growth and new design partnerships, and ushers in a new decade of design excellence for the family-owned and operated business.
From Dream to Reality
Since 2002, Thompson has brought the beauty of Mexican hand-hammered metal to homes and businesses across the United States and Canada thanks to the vision and leadership of its founder, Alejandra Ochoa de Thompson.
“My dream was to start a business with my children,” said Ochoa de Thompson. “This dream turned into a vision—importing the beautiful artistry of Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico to American homes—and little by little I manifested it into reality. We started small with a shipping container full of copper products, but I knew it was only the beginning.”
Two decades later, Thompson has grown beyond the world of copper, offering interior designers and specifiers a world of hand-hammered sinks, vanities, range hoods, tubs, and accessories for residential and hospitality applications. Copper was joined by nickel, brass and stainless-steel, along with an array of new finishes, textures, and designs. Designer collaborations—including the Quintana Collection by Kara Cox—soon followed.
Revised Brand Standards for a New Decade of Growth
As Thompson approached its third decade in business, the company began a strategic rebrand to better align its image with an evolving, more sophisticated aesthetic. “Traders” was dropped from its name, and a new logo (attached) was introduced. New colors and fonts will begin rolling out in marketing materials throughout the coming months.
“Our shortened name and revised logo are an ode to our past and a nod to our future,” explained CEO and co-founder Clifford Thompson. “We are a proud family business, and our family will continue to play a central role in the company. That’s why shortening our name to Thompson felt like a natural fit for our brand.”
Part of the brand refresh includes the use of Caslon font. The elegant serif font is named for William Caslon, who like the men and women who bring Thompson products to life, worked as a metalsmith. While Caslon engraved the molds and matrices used to cast metal type for printing presses, the connection to metal was a perfect fit.
New Products & Partnerships
In addition to revised branding, Thompson will celebrate its 20th anniversary with twelve months of special events and collaborations that will expand the brand into exciting new product categories. Please keep an eye out for more details as they are released throughout the next year.
“When I close my eyes, I see this company growing, becoming more sophisticated, and expanding into new areas,” said Ochoa de Thompson. “From metal objects and accessories for the home to beautiful outdoor metal décor and sculptures, the sky is the limit.”
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, Thompson showcases the beauty and craftsmanship of Mexico with its line of hand-hammered metal sinks, bathtubs, range hoods, and accessories. The brand serves as a trusted source for interior designers and specifiers seeking bespoke and ready-made products and jewelry for the home. No matter the material or finish, every piece is a personal invitation to experience a world of incomparable beauty and quality craftsmanship. Thompson is a SupplierGATEWAY® certified minority-owned small business. Learn more at www.thompsontraders.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.