72 episodes

Hosted by beloved design-insider Michael Boodro, The Chairish Podcast looks behind the glamour of the interior design industry at a time when all aspects of the business, from sourcing to marketing to client communication to underlying business models are undergoing rapid disruption. Drawing on experience and insights from today’s top practitioners, including leading designers, architects and manufacturers, this podcast is an essential tool for interior design professionals.
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Hosted by beloved design-insider Michael Boodro, The Chairish Podcast looks behind the glamour of the interior design industry at a time when all aspects of the business, from sourcing to marketing to client communication to underlying business models are undergoing rapid disruption. Drawing on experience and insights from today’s top practitioners, including leading designers, architects and manufacturers, this podcast is an essential tool for interior design professionals.
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    In With The Old: Why Vintage Furniture is The New New

    In With The Old: Why Vintage Furniture is The New New

    As with so much else, the pandemic had a huge impact on the vintage market and changed
    what and how people purchased items for their homes. As any stigma about buying used
    furnishings diminished, and as awareness of the importance of sustainability increased,
    vintage items became more sought after than ever. With Chairish about to issue its second
    status report on the state of the resale market, three experts—interior designer Laura
    Hodges, vintage dealer Stephanie Schofield, and Anna Brockway, co-founder and president of
    Chairish—size up the vintage market today, report on changed attitudes, discuss the
    shortage of artisans and craftsmen that limits the viability of many vintage pieces, and
    reveal what they feel is most likely to be sought after in the months ahead—everything
    from games table to wicker and bamboo to all things blue.

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    • 50 min
    Thomas O’Brien on Transforming a Personal Vision into a National Brand

    Thomas O’Brien on Transforming a Personal Vision into a National Brand

    Thomas O’Brien is not only a hugely influential interior designer, but since the founding of his firm, Aero Studios, in 1992, he has been a merchant and shopkeeper, and has designed numerous successful lines of furnishings for a range of companies. From faucets to furniture, towels to tableware, he seems to have designed it all. Here, he tells of his early years in New York working for Mario Buatta and Ralph Lauren; how his passion for design history, his love of New York City, and his skill at shopping have all equally shaped his vision; why movies of the 1930s and ‘40s still inspire him; and why he feels that, even as design trends come and go, vintage will always have value.



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    • 47 min
    Does To-The-Trade Have a Future?

    Does To-The-Trade Have a Future?

    In an era where the internet has made virtually everything available to anyone with a
    click, and when social media has revealed design to be a passion for multitudes, what
    does To-the-Trade mean anymore? Does it matter if a product is exclusive to designers
    or does the world of custom orders, long lead times, and the mysteries of net versus list
    pricing simply confuse clients? And what is the role of a design center in an all-access
    world?
    Three people who know the ins-and-out of To the Trade—David Sutherland, founder of
    Sutherland Furniture and Perennials, Katie Miner, general manager of the Atlanta design
    center ADAC, and Los Angeles designer Joe Lucas, owner of the showroom Harbinger,
    discuss the validity of exclusivity today, why markups and billing are evolving, how
    showrooms can foster creativity and fuel desire, and why they feel that no matter how
    commerce changes, there will always be a To-the-Trade market.

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    • 44 min
    The Dirt on the New American Garden

    The Dirt on the New American Garden

    With the pandemic shutdown, the interest in gardens seemed to skyrocket. Did this mark a significant and permanent change in how we approach nature? Will the garden become a place to be lived in and not just looked at? Do concerns about the environment and climate change affect how people interact with their own outdoor spaces? Landscape designer Edmund Hollander and garden writer Catie Marron discuss the connection between house and garden, the importance of gardens and parks for solace and serenity, how to help clients achieve their outdoor dreams, why clover is no longer considered a weed, and why vegetable gardens may be the status symbol of the future.
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    • 49 min
    Can Designers and Architects Ever Get Along?

    Can Designers and Architects Ever Get Along?

    When an architect and a designer collaborate, the results can be greater than either of them, or the clients, expected. But it can also be a difficult relationship, with clashing visions, disputed budgets, and creative misunderstandings. Two top talents—architect Gil Schafer and interior designer David Netto—discuss the success of their past collaborations, why a shared vision is important but different perspectives can be even more powerful, how to turn inevitable friction points into creative opportunities, and why window treatments and mantels so often become bones of contention.
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    • 53 min
    Is a Slowdown Coming? How To Prepare

    Is a Slowdown Coming? How To Prepare

    After two years of unprecedented growth, is the design industry heading into a slowdown?
    Inflation is rampant, interest rates are on the rise, and the stock market is down. What does this mean for the high-end designer? Heads of two major companies that cater to the to-the-trade market—Gale Singer, president of Visual Comfort/Circa Lighting and Timur Yumusaklar, president and CEO of F. Schumacher and Co.—weigh in on what they see for the months ahead, the ways to handle continued supply chain disruptions, how to-the- trade is being redefined, and why they remain confident that high-end design has a bright
    future.

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Melliemymellie ,

Next Level

Aside from being highly entertaining, the Chairish podcast is incredibly sophisticated and educational. The host keeps the conversation flowing in a very natural way so that the dialogue feels relaxed and genuine.
Definitely a weekly listen for me and if you’re interested in learning/hearing about all aspects of design, it should be for you as well.

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