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Sandow acquires Surface Magazine, creates China editions
Apr 15, 2011

Sandow Media announced that it has purchased Surface magazine from Quadra Media. Owner of Luxe Interiors + Design magazines, Sandow Media acquired two other shelter titles in March, 2010: Interior Design magazine and Furniture Today.
Surface will publish its first issue under Interior Design Media Group, a subsidiary of Sandow Media, beginning with the July/August issue.

For more than 15 years, Surface has been dubbed the American voice of the contemporary luxury and design world, covering everything from furniture to fashion. Under Sandow Media’s ownership, Surface will undergo changes that will strategically and rapidly evolve the brand. This acquisition highlights the further global expansion of Sandow Media with a Surface Asia, Surface China and Interior Design China now included in its portfolio.
“As a leading design, fashion and lifestyle consumer magazine, Surface will be a strong addition to Interior Design Media Group,” says Adam I. Sandow, chairman and CEO of Sandow Media. “This acquisition shows our commitment to expanding our presence in the design community both domestically and abroad. We are thrilled to welcome Surface magazine to the Sandow family and are confident that our integrated resources will lead to substantial growth under the leadership of Mark Strauss, President of Interior Design Media Group.”
“This acquisition emphasizes the broad based way we approach design. We believe that both trade and consumer audiences will continue to grow strongly as interest in design culture expands, and Sandow Media continues to strategically invest,” said Strauss.
Dan Rubinstein, Editor-in-Chief, will continue in his leading role. “I’m boiling over with excitement about the possibilities for Surface now that we’re a part of the rapidly growing Sandow Media family,” says Rubinstein, “The potential for synergistic growth is enormous. And with the support of Adam Sandow and Mark Strauss—both true believers in the Surface brand—I believe the magazine can continue to grow and assert its leadership in all fields of design, in print and beyond.”

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