NEW YORK, December 8, 2017 – Adam I. Sandow, Chairman and CEO of SANDOW®, today announced that Sandow Capital, LLC, the investment arm of his company, has made a strategic investment in Galerie Media Group, LLC, to become an equal partner with founders James and Lisa Cohen. Galerie magazine and its online and events platforms will add a new dimension to SANDOW’s already dynamic portfolio of design and luxury assets. In addition to Galerie magazine, the Cohens are also the founders of Hudson News, one of North America’s largest and oldest independent wholesalers of periodicals.
“I was drawn to Galerie because of the incredible brand that Lisa Cohen has built. She has identified an important niche at the intersection of art, design, and destinations. We are very excited about the opportunity to round out our design portfolio with Galerie and bring this beautiful title under the SANDOW umbrella,” said Sandow.
With this partnership, SANDOW – a leader in design and luxury content and services – will provide full operational support to Galerie, currently published quarterly. Working collaboratively together, the SANDOW and Galerie leadership teams will maintain and enhance the brand’s positioning as a connector between the worlds of art and design. Co-founder Lisa Cohen will continue in her current role as Editorial Director.
Margaret Russell, Galerie’s Editor in Chief, will continue her work in this position while focusing on other important contributions to the design community, including her role as Honorary Dean of the School of Building Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Prior to joining Galerie, Russell served as Vice President and Editor in Chief of Elle Décor and the Editor in Chief of Architectural Digest.
Galerie’s demographic encompasses an average household income of $373,000* and a total distribution of 100,000. It is currently available at Hudson News locations worldwide, as well as select newsstands, private aviation terminals, and premier art and design events. Since its launch in 2016, Galerie has engaged readers through its distinctive coverage that informs and inspires. In joining SANDOW’s portfolio, Galerie will benefit from SANDOW’s expertise in publishing and distributing luxury content and in developing powerful brand extensions.
“We are thrilled to be joining SANDOW, a company with a proven record in building successful media brands. We are confident that Adam and his team will take Galerie to the next level, while maintaining the voice, integrity and level of quality that we have worked so hard to build,” said James and Lisa Cohen, Co-founders of Galerie.
SANDOW’s current portfolio includes media and events platforms Interior Design, Luxe Interiors + Design, NewBeauty and Worth, as well as the newly launched beauty solutions company, Beauty Engine, innovative retail company, Fred Segal, and the global materials consultancy, Material ConneXion, with upcoming launches planned for 2018 and beyond.
*Galerie Reader Survey, May 2017