John Hart named CEO at Arteriors

Exec brings more than 30 years of management experience to his new position

DALLAS — Lighting, furniture, wall décor and accessories resource Arteriors has named John Hart chief executive officer.

He fills a position previously held for the past 11 years by Steve Davis, who officials said “has transitioned out of the company.”

John Hart

Hart had most recently been chief executive officer of contemporary European furnishings resource Luminaire since April 2021 and before that was co-chief executive officer and executive vice president of Scott Group Studio, a custom luxury rug manufacturer.  

Before this, he worked at Kohler Co. for 20 years, holding positions such as chief creative officer for interiors and also serving as president of subsidiary McGuire Furniture. He also was president, general manager, chief merchandising officer and director of sales at Kohler subsidiary Ann Sacks.

Arteriors said that under his leadership, “each of the businesses exceeded objectives for driving growth with new products and were recognized for their brand leadership.”

The company added that his success driving the growth of noted global brands across key channels of distribution catering to the design trades, along with his expertise in the lighting and furnishing sectors, makes him “a perfect fit for the role.”

In his new position, the company said, he will examine and identify opportunities in operations and logistics that span 70 factories across 13 countries and three continents.

Tony Armand, a partner with Arteriors owner Norwest Equity Partners, said the company is pleased to bring Hart on board.

“After an extensive search, we’re confident his passion for the category and results-driven leadership will be a strong complement to our seasoned executive leadership team,” Armand said. “We look forward to the counsel, strategy and vision he’ll bring to this industry-leading brand, all with a fresh perspective to take Arteriors to the next level.”

Hart said that he has had a “deep admiration and affinity for the Arteriors brand throughout my career, and it’s truly an honor to be selected for this role. As I reflect on my tenure in the luxury design space, each facet has provided me with invaluable insight as I embark on this new chapter, and I look forward to the partnership, growth and success that lies ahead.”

Thomas Russell

Home News Now Editor-in-Chief Thomas Russell has covered the furniture industry for 25 years at various daily and weekly consumer and trade publications. He can be reached at and at 336-508-4616.

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