Comings & Goings

New executives at Baker, Arteriors and more

comings & goings | April 8, 2019
Though this month is notorious for its showers, it seems it’s all sunshine for this month’s new hires, and a new chapter for many industry professionals. Read on to learn about the latest hires in media, manufacturing and more. By Robyn Smith

How do you thrive post-acquisition? Build on core strengths

comings & goings | March 28, 2019
Two years ago, a private equity firm bought formerly family-run luxury fabric company Carnegie and brought in an outside CEO, Jim Kaplan. He told Business of Home about why this job lured him out of retirement and his recipe for continuing the brand’s success. By Robyn Smith

Can Russell Towner bring designers to American Leather?

comings & goings | February 28, 2019
Dallas–based American Leather has 600 employees and produces furniture for brands such as RH and Design Within Reach. In its next phase, the company aims to expand its reach even more—to designers. By Fred Nicolaus

New hires at Christie’s, Gensler, NYC&G and more

comings & goings | February 11, 2019
Love is in the air this week, as are many new industry hires. Read on to learn about new starts and final chapters in media, architecture and more. By Robyn Smith

RL Home announces new president, closes D&D Showroom

comings & goings | January 30, 2019
Following the departure of chief creative retail officer Alfredo Paredes and global brand president William Li, RL Home has appointed a new president, Day Kornbluth, formerly chief digital officer of RH. The brand will also close its New York showroom in the D&D Building on February 15th. By Fred Nicolaus

Rue's new editor in chief on the magazine's next chapter

comings & goings | January 17, 2019
In 2011, the New York Times profiled four young publications: Lonny, Matchbook, High Gloss and Rue. In 2019, only Rue has stayed live and remained independent. We spoke with new editor in chief Kelli Lamb about how Rue has stayed afloat, her vision and how designers can stand out in a manic media landscape. By Fred Nicolaus

Behind Grace Bonney’s decision to close Design*Sponge

comings & goings | January 14, 2019
Last week, Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney announced that, after fifteen years online, the beloved site will be closing up shop. Here, Bonney tells Business of Home about ending a chapter with celebration and joy, the pressures facing indie publishers and how Rookie magazine founder Tavi Gevinson inspired her to stay true to her vision. By Fred Nicolaus

Do staff reductions at Robert Allen Duralee Group signal hard times?

comings & goings | January 10, 2019
Nearly two years after a merger established Robert Allen Duralee Group as the second-largest wholesale textiles distributor in the home furnishings industry, the company continues to consolidate. RADG CEO Lee Silberman confirmed yesterday that the company had weathered another round of staffing cuts on Friday and Monday—its third since the textiles powerhouses merged in March 2017. By Kaitlin Petersen
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