Revolving Door: Ben Giles Takes Role as Publisher of


It’s been announced that Wallpaper has a new publisher for their online outlet, one Mr. Ben Giles, who has been promoted into the open slot. However, he’s also going to be doing his old job as the sales director for the site, so can we expect to see Wallpaper get heavy handed in their specific product focus? We guess we’d have it figured out if, say, there was a story entitled “The Best New Chryslers” or something. But for now, it seems like a positive move. Here’s a bit:, which relaunched in 2004, claims to attract 500,000 unique users per month and 3m page views, and according to IPC ad revenues are up by 63% year on year in 2008.

Giles said: “ is the fastest growing area of the Wallpaper brand and the aim is to make it the most creative, innovative and trend setting website in the world.

“I’m joining an amazing team and I can’t wait to get started.”

Also, completely unrelated other than it appears under Giles’ new iron editorial grip: we enjoyed this interview with Jonathan Adler about his work with the W Hotels chain.