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Fabricut to acquire Clarence House

industry insider | March 15, 2019
Clarence House’s line will likely complement Fabricut’s Vervain line at the highest end of the brand’s offerings. By Robyn Smith

How succession planning works for designers

industry insider | March 14, 2019
More and more designers are grappling with succession planning: How do you ensure the firm outlives the name on the door? We spoke to four designers—David Kleinberg, Bunny Williams, Ellie Cullman and Jamie Drake—who have laid plans for the future in place. By Jessica Dailey

The content crush: How designers keep up with social media

industry insider | March 13, 2019
Business of Home quizzed designers Emily Henderson, Becky Shea, Meredith Heron and Darla Powell about how they deal with the daily pressure to feed the social media beast. From cadence to captions, here’s the a glimpse into what goes into curating the prettiest, most popular design feeds. By Fred Nicolaus

The Tabletop Whisperer

industry insider | March 8, 2019
As proprietor of Chicago’s Kneen & Co., Mary Jeanne Kneen has spent the last decade mastering all things tabletop, from spoon size situations and crystal thickness conundrums to flatware weight dilemmas. She tells Business of Home about how she became a specialist in the very particular psychology of why one fork feels right and another doesn’t. By Fred Nicolaus

How much do commercial designers make?

industry insider | March 7, 2019
A new report by the IIDA reveals that commercial designer salaries are on the rise. The average base yearly compensation is $78,100, an increase from $73,300 in 2016. By Fred Nicolaus
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