in memoriam
in memoriam
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September 9, 2022
A look back at the life and career of kitchen and bath industry pioneer Herbert Vollrath Kohler Jr.
in memoriam
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August 11, 2022
A look back at the life and career of interiors photographer and Lonny co-founder Patrick Cline.
in memoriam
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December 1, 2021
Virgil Abloh’s design influence extended beyond Louis Vuitton and the fashion industry into the home realm, through collaborations with top brands like 1stDibs and Ikea. Warren Shoulberg reflects on the famed (and controversial) creative’s career.
retail watch
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September 11, 2020
The British designer and retailer died this weekend at the age of 88. Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg pays tribute to a seminal figure of the modern home furnishings industry.
retail watch
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August 6, 2020
For many people, the Williams-Sonoma brand is a longtime favorite, but chances are, not too many have thought about the origin of its name. Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg reports how the company’s email campaign last week highlighting its founder, Chuck Williams, is out to change that—a wonderful remembrance of the man who not only created one of the home furnishings industry’s most iconic brands, but also radically transformed the kitchen and cooking products business.