Benjamin Moore Helps Preserve Women’s History, Museum of Arts and Design Director Steps Down, and More News This Week

From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.

Good Works

Benjamin Moore Partners With National Trust for Historic Preservation to Celebrate Women’s Heritage

Benjamin Moore is marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in an important way, by helping to restore sites related to women’s history. “It is a privilege to be able to honor the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement and the ratification of the 19th amendment by preserving several historic sites with significant roots in women’s history,” Jeannie West, Benjamin Moore’s senior vice president of human resources, said in a statement. “Together with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, we’ll pay homage to these female trailblazers who helped shape us into the nation we are today.”

Katherine Malone-France, chief preservation officer at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, added: “This campaign focused on the contributions women have made to our nation’s heritage is part of the National Trust’s mission to preserve historic places that tell the full American story.”

Product Launches

West Elm and Eileen Fisher Make Green Strides

Eileen Fisher has emerged as a leader in the sustainable fashion movement, through initiatives such as its Renew program, which accepts worn clothing back from its customers so the textiles can be reused. Now, that forward-thinking ethos is entering the home space, thanks to a partnership with West Elm. Upcycled Eileen Fisher denim forms the basis of the collection of pillows and casual seating, representing a small step forward in the zero-waste movement.

The West Elm and Eileen Fisher collaboration.

Photo: Ryan Liebe

LoveShackFancy Debuts New Home Collection as Made In Ventures Into Tabletop

LoveShackFancy may be synonymous with feminine frocks and ruffle-covered skirts, but it is slowly but surely gaining ground in the home and design space. Now, the brand is out with new linen napkins and tablecloths as well as a capsule line of beach throws. The products are available in five different floral fabrics, each of which comes in a pink or blue colorway.

On a different yet similar note, premium direct-to-consumer cookware brand Made In has officially entered into the tabletop game. Look out for the company’s dinnerware, flatware, and glassware—all of which are sure to make market waves.

New Project-Management Software Debuts for Large-Scale Projects

A new project-management software program designed to help multi-location brands build spaces and maintain inventory assets is available, starting this week. Launched by Charlie Miner—founder of WorkOf, a digital marketplace for lighting and furniture, as well as WorkOf Studio, an in-house agency managing procurement and interior design—the platform is designed for large-scale projects, particularly within the hospitality and contract markets. Early adopters of the software include design-and-build firm Built Interest, hospitality company Domio, and Italian food marketplace Eataly.


Over the Moon Launches E-commerce With Design Focus