Since opening his first multi-line showroom more than 40 years ago, David Sutherland has had a front-row seat to industry shifts. The entrepreneur shares his take on selling direct to consumers, the state of the multi-line showroom, and why partnering with companies like Restoration Hardware is smarter than competing with them.
There’s no better-kept secret than a designer’s favorite source. We asked nicely, and interior designers Brooke McGuyer, Ron Marvin, Kristen Thomas, Anthony Dunning, Kate Abt and Douglas Graneto divulged a few.
In less than a decade, Ryden and Lanette Rizzo have turned a humble woodworking studio into a $10 million business. The married co-founders of Allied Maker reveal how they did it, the set-back moments endured along the way, and how they’re preparing for the lighting company’s next phase of growth in this week’s podcast episode.
New York–based new-concept retailer Showfields, which just closed $9 million in seed funding, lowers the risk for e-commerce brands to go brick-and-mortar by providing quick-to-market storefronts, short-term leases, and design fabrication and staffing teams.
Merida CEO Catherine Connolly shares how she saved the American textile design company by restructuring its distribution model from retail to the trade, as well as why she believes the internet is a great thing for the elevation of design—and why designers will be among its biggest benefactors.
Having recently closed $2.6 million in funding for The Inside, Britt Bunn shares how the digitally native furniture company is acquiring new customers, why she disagrees with fast-fashion comparisons and what’s next for the brand.
Interiors designers Ashton Taylor Speegle, Maureen Stevens, Ameen Ayoub and Kate Lester reveal the tools that have proven most—and least—beneficial to marketing their brands and taking their businesses to the next level.