Incollect 1-17-18
Industry Insider

The most popular kitchen design is clean, white and L-shaped

industry insider | January 19, 2018
KBIS isn’t the only thing making noise in the kitchen this month. A recent survey delved into the status of the kitchen reno industry as well as design differences among urban, suburban and rural homeowners. The results reveal a focus on decluttering, recycling and efficiency. Wellborn Ca... By Katy B. Olson

Designer ethics dilemmas solved by Torch Award winner Susan Muschweck

industry insider | January 18, 2018
In an industry known for recognizing innovative products and well-designed interiors, it’s refreshing to honor the way professionals are doing business. Designer Susan Muschweck knows the feeling. In 2017, her Pittsburgh-based firm, Susan Muschweck Interior Design, was presented the Torch Award ... By Melissa Studach

Common’s head of design discusses ‘nice spaces for happy people’

industry insider | January 18, 2018
Fresh off the news of a major $40 million funding announcement, EAL checked in with Common, the co-living startup with properties throughout the United States. Australian Sophie Wilkinson, head of design and construction at the company, discusses her background, what the investment means, and wh... By Katy B. Olson

Docuseries brings a major fabric company to life

industry insider | January 17, 2018
How does a small fabric store in Westchester, New York, become a nationwide retailer with dozens of outposts? Filmmakers and recent Temple University graduates Lindsay McCormick and Jenny Gallagher set out to answer that very question in their new docuseries, Calico Cross Country, which chronicl... By Taylor Barker

What are the biggest mistakes designers make with rugs?

industry insider | January 16, 2018
“A rug is not an accent piece,” says Edmond Hagopian, of Detroit Rug Restoration, a heritage rug company that cleans, mends and sells high-end rugs. A rug, he says, is an “focal point,” and demands care in every process, from buying and selling to restoring and repairing. Hagopian, whose company... By Katy B. Olson

Designers fight to remove their ‘Million Dollar Decorating’ podcasts

industry insider | January 16, 2018
Twenty-one designers asked—and got—James Swan to remove their names from his podcasts. Swan, who last fall made headlines for failing to pay debts he owed a children’s nonprofit, was contacted by Michael C. Tarwater Jr., an attorney for designers whose podcasts appeared on the “Million Dollar De... By Katy B. Olson

Susan North dishes on her new design role at Jim Thompson

industry insider | January 11, 2018
Susan North was brought aboard at Jim Thompson as a “globally oriented” senior design director within the furnishing department, a new role for her and the company. Susan North; courtesy Jim Thompson Most recently serving as creative director for Scalamandré, and having held top de... By Katy Olson

Which of these GOOD DESIGN winners have you seen?

industry insider | January 10, 2018
Minimalist chairs from a young Canadian brand; an elegant, swanlike faucet from an Italian stalwart, and more: Presented by The Chicago Athenaeum, together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the Good Design Awards were announced last month, with categories sp... By Katy B. Olson

SaloneSatellite founder talks about her top honor

industry insider | January 10, 2018
Marva Griffin Wilshire, the creator and curator of SaloneSatellite, an innovative program designed to promote young designers as part of Salone del Mobile, recently received the Ambrogino d’Oro, the highest honor of the city of Milan and one given to only 15 people. In advance of this year’s Sal... By Katy B. Olson

Crans Baldwin’s new venture is, in part, a response to showroom woes

industry insider | January 10, 2018
Some three decades ago, Crans Baldwin was making his way through the Deep South as a sales rep for Baker. Three weeks from now, he launches Crans Baldwin & Associates, a representation and consulting company based in Darien, Connecticut, that leverages the 30-plus years of relationships and ... By Katy B. Olson
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