In 1964 Danica Imports started bringing in elegant European kitchenware to the North American market. Now Designs began in 1967 in San Francisco, manufacturing sophisticated kitchen textiles and linens. In 1984 Rodney Benson and Jeremy Braude purchased Danica, and in 2004 acquired Now Designs, creating a single home décor design company with inimitable style. The Now Designs's corporate head office and design and distribution facilities are located in Vancouver, B.C., with manufacturing facilities located overseas. At Now Designs, designers draw from their extensive backgrounds in commercial design, and the results are outstanding.