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Comings & Goings

Design professionals on the move

comings & goings | June 7, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest shifts inside Donghia, Steelyard, Luxe Interiors + Design and more in this month’s Comings & Goings roundup. MEDIA & PR Paul Makovsky has been named editor in chief at Contract magazine, following nearly 20 years at Metropolis. After five years at t... By Melissa Studach

Jonathan Witmer leaves Donghia

comings & goings | May 21, 2018
Jonathan Witmer is no longer with home furnishings brand Donghia, having stepped down from his role as president and CEO last week. He has moved on to a president and CEO role at WestPoint Home. Witmer, who joined the brand in February 2017, was credited with "profoundly restructur[ing] and r... By Katy B. Olson

Viyet new hire will focus on 20th c. and contemporary design

comings & goings | May 14, 2018
With a broad design business background that spans Phillips auction house, Artsy and Surface Media, Alexandra Ashton Gilbert has signed on at online art and design marketplace Viyet as vice president of sales and merchandising for 20th Century and Contemporary Design. She’ll work on expanding th... By Katy B. Olson

Design professionals on the move

comings & goings | May 8, 2018
Catch up on the latest movers and shakers inside industry brands like Holly Hunt, Century Furniture, Meredith Corporation and more in this month’s Comings & Goings roundup. SALES, MANUFACTURING & RETAIL Curt Kendall will be leaving his role as director of marketing at Holly Hunt af... By Melissa Studach

Why Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is hiring an outside CEO

comings & goings | May 3, 2018
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is on the hunt for a CEO. The Taylorsville, North Carolina–based home furnishings company is expanding, and, on the eve of its 30th anniversary, is seeking a new leader. “We recognized we needed to add to our senior executive bench strength and [I] decided [I] would ... By Katy B. Olson

B&B Italia has a new CEO

comings & goings | April 10, 2018
Contemporary furniture stalwart B&B Italia Group has chosen a fashion retail executive as its new CEO. Armin Broger, a veteran leader at Levi Strauss, Diesel and Tommy Hilfiger, will work on executing a growth strategy “to evolve the company’s global footprint and build its globally recogniz... By Katy B. Olson

Design professionals on the move

comings & goings | April 10, 2018
Uncover the latest corporate shifts inside brands like Modsy, York Wallcoverings, Century Furniture and more in this month’s Comings & Goings roundup. SALES, MANUFACTURING & RETAIL Two years shy of its 125th anniversary, York Wallcoverings has named Brian Golden CEO. Having garnered ... By Melissa Studach

Design professionals on the move

comings & goings | March 13, 2018
Corporate shifts within Bunny Williams Home, B&B Italia, Gensler and more make up the latest round of industry movers and shakers. SALES, MANUFACTURING & RETAIL Bunny Williams Home has promoted Jennifer Potter to CEO. Having started with the brand in 2008, Potter previously served as... By Melissa Studach

Design professionals on the move

comings & goings | February 13, 2018
Industry pros are moving on and moving up. Catch up on the latest career changes within the design field. MEDIA & PR After 12 years as New York Design Center’s director of special events and marketing, Leah Blank will be heading to Bento Box to be the director of marketing for Bento Buil... By Melissa Studach

Bill Pittel joins Elle Decor from AD

comings & goings | February 6, 2018
William “Bill” Pittel joins the Hearst Design Group as associate publisher of ELLE DECOR. Formerly advertising director of Architectural Digest, Pittel replaces David Hamilton, who is taking on a new role as associate publisher of VERANDA. From left: David Hamilton and William Pittel; cour... By Katy B. Olson
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