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The RAD Group celebrates merger with Madcap Cottage
Apr 22, 2017 | High Point, NC
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The Robert Allen Group and Duralee, now The Robert Allen Duralee Group (The RAD Group), celebrated their merger during High Point Market at the home of Madcap Cottage’s John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon. Over 150 guests gathered to celebrate the company’s introduction, including Sophie Donelson, editor in chief of House BeautifulJon Walker of Hearst Design Group; Marisa Marcantonio of Stylebeat; and designers Libby Langdon, Tobi Fairley, Denise McGaha, Michel Boyd, Keith Baltimore and Julia Buckingham.

“We very much appreciate John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon of Madcap Cottage for opening their High Point home to celebrate their colorful new collection for Robert Allen @ Home, as well as the new merger between The Robert Allen Group and Duralee,” says Lee Silberman, CEO of The RAD Group. “The event served as The Robert Allen Duralee Group’s first introduction as a combined resource for home furnishings, and we look forward to taking our next steps together to revolutionize the interior design industry.”

Images by Xan Craven. 

EVENT GALLERY
Front row: Michael Hayes, Marty Rosenberger, Lee Silberman and Cheryl Silberman (The RAD Group); Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke (Madcap Cottage); Donna Rinaldi (RAD Group). Back row, from left: Tobi Fairley, Robin Gordon (RAD Group/Duralee), Hannah Alderson (RAD Group) and Fikriye Selen-Okatan (RAD Group/Robert Allen)
Front row: Michael Hayes, Marty Rosenberger, Lee Silberman and Cheryl Silberman (The RAD Group); Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke (Madcap Cottage); Donna Rinaldi (RAD Group). Back row, from left: Tobi Fairley, Robin Gordon (RAD Group/Duralee), Hannah Alderson (RAD Group) and Fikriye Selen-Okatan (RAD Group/Robert Allen)
Jason Oliver Nixon, Lee Silberman and John Loecke
Jason Oliver Nixon, Lee Silberman and John Loecke
Doug Hartsell (RAD Group), Michael Hayes, Jo Leidner (RAD Group/Duralee) and Marty Rosenberger
Doug Hartsell (RAD Group), Michael Hayes, Jo Leidner (RAD Group/Duralee) and Marty Rosenberger
Fikriye Selen-Okatan, Sophie Donelson (House Beautiful), Robin Gordon, Marisa Marcantonio (Stylebeat), Barry Goralnick and Lee Silberman
Fikriye Selen-Okatan, Sophie Donelson (House Beautiful), Robin Gordon, Marisa Marcantonio (Stylebeat), Barry Goralnick and Lee Silberman
Team at House of Funk; front row: Ashley Emala, Ranya Barrett, Samantha Lanza, Kate Mazza; back row: Sandra Funk, Sarah Harris
Team at House of Funk; front row: Ashley Emala, Ranya Barrett, Samantha Lanza, Kate Mazza; back row: Sandra Funk, Sarah Harris
John Loecke, Hannah Alderson, Donna Rinaldi and Jason Oliver Nixon
John Loecke, Hannah Alderson, Donna Rinaldi and Jason Oliver Nixon
Julian Buckner (Halston Home), Amanda Reynal and Marisa Marcantonio
Julian Buckner (Halston Home), Amanda Reynal and Marisa Marcantonio
Cathy Austin, Jason Oliver Nixon, Denise McGaha and Julia Buckingham
Cathy Austin, Jason Oliver Nixon, Denise McGaha and Julia Buckingham
Table setting at the party
Table setting at the party
Jason Oliver Nixon, Tobi Fairley, Lee Silberman and John Loecke
Jason Oliver Nixon, Tobi Fairley, Lee Silberman and John Loecke
Barry Goralnick, Robin Gordon, Keith Baltimore and Keith Gordon
Barry Goralnick, Robin Gordon, Keith Baltimore and Keith Gordon
Sabine Rothman and Jon Walker (Hearst) with Jason Oliver Nixon
Sabine Rothman and Jon Walker (Hearst) with Jason Oliver Nixon
Mary Ann Luedtke, Sophie Donelson and Libby Langdon
Mary Ann Luedtke, Sophie Donelson and Libby Langdon
Gina Shaw, Bethanne Matari (Currey & Co) and Joanne Berwager
Gina Shaw, Bethanne Matari (Currey & Co) and Joanne Berwager
Linda Holt and Ruthie Staalsen
Linda Holt and Ruthie Staalsen
The front of the house, where the party was hosted
The front of the house, where the party was hosted
Fabric swatches
Fabric swatches
Interior of the house
Interior of the house
Kim Turner and Lisa Robison
Kim Turner and Lisa Robison
Interior of the house
Interior of the house
Front row: John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon. Back row, from left: Martin Bourne, Doug Hartsell, Michael Hayes, Cheryl Silberman, Lee Silberman, Marty Rosenberger, Jo Leidner, Hannah Alderson, Donna Rinaldi, Fikriye Selen-Okatan, Marcia Bell and Robin Gordon
Front row: John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon. Back row, from left: Martin Bourne, Doug Hartsell, Michael Hayes, Cheryl Silberman, Lee Silberman, Marty Rosenberger, Jo Leidner, Hannah Alderson, Donna Rinaldi, Fikriye Selen-Okatan, Marcia Bell and Robin Gordon
Krista Nye Nicholas (Cloth & Kind) and Vicki Gladle Bolick
Krista Nye Nicholas (Cloth & Kind) and Vicki Gladle Bolick
Guests mingling during the party
Guests mingling during the party