After a period of dramatic transition, NYCxDesign is looking ahead to its next chapter. Business of Home caught up with new executive director Elissa Black and program director Valerie Hoffman to hear about what’s on the horizon.
While the pandemic has prompted a rise in mobile showrooms, the duo behind the road-based multiline Designer Library have gone in the opposite direction, opening a brick-and-mortar showroom in Washington, D.C.
After acquiring Donghia in a 2020 bankruptcy sale, Kravet Inc. is planning the brand’s first debut: a 450-piece collection of textiles and wallcoverings. BOH caught up with Doug Garfinkle, a longtime Kravet executive and newly named creative director of Donghia, for more on the company’s plans to revive the Donghia brand.
Last week, California-based architecture giant KTGY acquired boutique Chicago interior design firm Simeone Deary. BOH caught up with the people on both sides of the deal about the merger’s mutual benefits.
In discussion with BOH editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen, interior designers Jaimee Rose and Juliana Oliveira broke down what they look for in entry-level hires and how designers can use Instagram to land a job.
In 2014, the decline in retail led North Carolina ceramics brand Haand to pivot to hospitality. In 2020, the company was forced to change course again. Founders Chris Pence and Mark Warren explain how COVID revived their D2C strategy.