Bill Communications Closes Interiors
Bill Communications announced that Interiors magazine will cease publication ending with the June 2001 issue, affecting 13 staff members. Interiors has been published since 1888 and was regularly at the forefront of its industry. The magazine gained added notoriety in 1979 with the establishment of the Designer of the Year award. Later, it garnered attention with the introduction of the cutting-edge professional design conference, Applied Brilliance, with its sister publication, Architecture.
"This was a difficult decision to make in light of the rich history of Interiors," notes Michael Charlton, president of Bill's Real Estate and Design Group. "However, our extensive research has confirmed what we believed was true: the market has changed. This convinced us that we can better serve our readers in this segment with the magazines in the group, specifically Contract, Architecture and Facilities Design and Management."
Group publisher Bridget Johnson added, "We now have a solid base as a business enterprise that offers both readers and advertisers comprehensive coverage of the entire building process. Each of our publications has a strong, discrete position in the marketplace, and all collaborate within the Real Estate and Design Group to offer our advertisers unparalleled reach and value."
Concurrently, Bill Communications announced that Interiors' Publisher John R. Rouse has been named publisher of Contract and Facilities Design and Management magazines. Rouse published Interiors for seven years.
"We look forward to continuing the Designer of the Year program," says Rouse, "as well as Applied Brilliance, two events that designers eagerly anticipate each year."