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Design professionals on the move

comings & goings | August 8, 2017
Summer may be slow for markets and new launches, but these on-the-move professionals prove there’s still some bustling in the industry this season. Check out the latest insiders making career moves. DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE Detroit-based design firm Hamilton Anderson Associates has added ...

Bunny Williams names new partner

comings & goings | June 27, 2017
Bunny Williams has named Elizabeth Swartz partner at Bunny Williams Associates. Swartz has been with Williams for 13 years and was a senior designer before being named partner. Elizabeth Swartz “Bringing Elizabeth in as a partner not only insures that her hard work and creativity are r... By Taylor Barker

Whitney Robinson named editor in chief of Elle Decor

comings & goings | June 27, 2017
Whitney Robinson will be the next editor in chief of Elle Decor as of July 10, according to an announcement made this morning by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Magazines President David Carey. The news comes a month after former EIC Michael Boodro stepped down. Whitney...

Holly Hunt names new president

comings & goings | June 26, 2017
Knoll has named Rick Kilmer president at Holly Hunt, replacing David Schutte, who is now executive vice president of Knoll specialty businesses. Kilmer most recently served as president of Flor. Rick Kilmer His prior roles have included general manager of Kallista, one of Kohler Co.’s ...

Following big growth, Modernism Week names new chairman, new CEO

comings & goings | June 22, 2017
In response to Modernism Week’s big growth, William Kopelk has been appointed as the fair’s new chairman of the board and former chairman J. Chris Mobley has been named chief executive officer, a newly created position. William Kopelk This year’s 11-day Modernism Week festival drew abo...

Design professionals on the move

comings & goings | June 13, 2017
The last month has spurred an abundance of notable promotions and career changes in the interiors realm. Here’s a roundup of the latest moves across the industry. DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE Shawn Gehle has been named principal at R&A Architecture + Design. Gehle brings 18 years of exper...

West Elm prez leaves to become J.Crew CEO

comings & goings | June 6, 2017
James Brett has been named chief executive officer of J.Crew, following his leadership as president of West Elm, in an appointment that will go into effect this July. He’ll also join the company’s board of directors.  James Brett “This is an exciting time for J.Crew, as we continue to ...

Michael Boodro to leave role at Elle Decor

industry insider | May 26, 2017
Yesterday, it was announced internally that Michael Boodro will no longer be editor in chief of ELLE DECOR, after eight years with the HEARST DESIGN GROUP publication. The reasons were not made known, nor was a successor named. As Boodro tells EAL, “I plan to take some time off. I have been work...

McGuire veteran now DECASO president

comings & goings | May 4, 2017
DECASO (Decorative Arts Society), has named Kendra Frisbie to its new position of president. She will oversee brand strategy, membership recruitment, trade relationships, marketing and public relations, and reports to Gregg Brockway, co-founder and chief executive officer of Chairish, DECASO’s p...

ASFD appoints its third-ever female prez

comings & goings | May 2, 2017
American Society of Furniture Designers announced a number of new officers and board members, and Greensboro, North Carolina, designer Catina Roscoe became the third woman to be named president since the organization’s founding in 1981. “As the unified voice of the furniture design community, it...
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