SAN FRANCISCO —Williams-Sonoma, Inc. announced that Monica Bhargava has been promoted to president of the Pottery Barn brand.
Most recently, Bhargava was chief design officer for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. She has spent 23 years in the company and has taken on an increasingly larger leadership scope over the years.
“I am honored to take on this leadership role and propel the next phase of growth for Pottery Barn,” said Bhargava. “I look forward to collaborating with our teams while we honor the rich heritage of this iconic brand and pave the way towards an exciting future.”
As chief design officer, Bhargava led the Pottery Barn visual merchandising and photography teams while developing product in partnership with the brand’s in-house design teams.
“Monica’s design leadership and product development expertise have been instrumental to the growth of our brands, including Pottery Barn,” said Laura Alber, president and CEO of Williams-Sonoma Inc. “Her ability to pair her exceptional taste and creative vision with a commercially minded approach to product development has resulted in countless contributions to our company and endless inspiration for our customers.”
“Monica has been a strategic partner leading the evolution of Pottery Barn’s product assortments and broadening the aesthetics our brand addresses,” said Pottery Barn CEO Marta Benson. “Her designs have contributed materially to brand growth initiatives, particularly in furniture, outdoor and within the PB Apartment/small spaces collections. Her passion for design and ability to create products that enhance our customers’ lives at home is unmatched.”