comings & goings

An imperfect union: What went wrong at Robert Allen Duralee—and what’s to come?

weekly feature | May 15, 2019
On May 2, RADG was saved from liquidation by Tennessee–based real estate developer Brant Enderle, who purchased the failing company for $19 million. On the same day, Enderle issued a round of layoffs, letting go of a reported 36 employees, including the entire executive leadership team. BOH analyzes how the brand got here and where it’s headed next. By Kaitlin Petersen

Clinton Smith to take the helm at New England Home

weekly feature | May 8, 2019
This summer, former Veranda editor in chief Clinton Smith will take the reins at Esteem Media’s New England Home. The Dallas native tells BOH about his plans for the bimonthly shelter magazine, and the passion project he developed during his time off. By Kaitlin Petersen

New executives at John Rosselli, Duravit and more

comings & goings | May 6, 2019
We can hardly believe May is already here, and yet—here we are. Though the pollen has been staggering, it isn’t the only thing in the air. With a new month comes a new start for many industry professionals. Read on to learn about the latest hires in design, manufacturing, media and more. By Robyn Smith

It’s official: Robert Allen Duralee has a buyer

comings & goings | April 30, 2019
The Robert Allen Duralee bankruptcy saga entered its final chapter. The auction has ended, and the fabric giant has officially been purchased for a hammer price of $19 million. The buyer? RADG Holdings, an LLC controlled by Tennessee real estate developer Brant Enderle. By Staff

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
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