The first collaboration of indoor/outdoor seating and benches between Rockwell Group and Desiron, the Candy stools and benches are simple, playful, and colorful. An upholstered cushion—in red, tangerine, brown, berry, turquoise, or grass, in a customer-chosen fabric—tops a basic frame of either stainless steel, aluminum, or polished aluminum. The proportions of the collection are all based on cubes and squares; pieces can be displayed individually or grouped together, their uniform shape allowing for easy reconfiguration and an ever-changing seating landscape. Made in the U.S.A.
The five rugs, wall hanging, and bolster cushion in this first collaboration between The Rug Company and Rockwell Group utilize traditional Tibetan craftsmanship to realize bold, contemporary motifs, many of which derive from the graphics and textures present in Rockwell Group’s diverse restaurant and theater projects.
The lush rugs—Spot Light, Silver Kaleidoscope, Silver Rings, and Mixed Metals (Platinum or 24k)—are either all Tibetan wool or wool and silk, with varying pile heights for dynamic texture, in 5 by 7 ½ or 6 by 9-foot sizes.
The flowers that line Manhattan’s Park Avenue in spring inspired Park Avenue Tulips, a 33-by-44-inch woven-wool wall hanging of bright blue blossoms against a brown and red ground.
Style Shock, the 16-by-37-inch woven-wool bolster, mixes and matches motifs and patterns from past projects as well as from Persian rugs, Mexican floral textiles, and Japanese floral fabrics.
Because Maya Romanoff is steeped in handmade tradition, a hands-on workshop process was the inspiration for these collections. Rockwell Group brought together model makers, graphic and set designers, and product designers to collaborate and try new techniques. Out of this workshop came the ideas that formed the basis of the collection: felting became Blanket, explorations with corrugated paper became Grooves, and stitching on paper became Stitched. All are made in the U.S.A.
Blanket wraps a room and its inhabitants in a soothing embrace; it is a felt wall covering in a wool blend that’s available as wool fiber stitched into felt or as a vertical metallic screen print on felt, in a variety of gray and brown heathers with a striped pattern.
Grooves is a custom-made covering of corrugated flutes embossed with circles and lines, inspired by the texture achieved by impressing patterns onto corrugated paper and resulting in a rich dimensionality; it is available in more than 10 colors and a variety of geometric patterns.
Stitched centers on the craftsmanship of traditional paper-making and hand-stitching; it comes in Vertical, Horizontal, and Puzzle patterns in either Tone-on-Tone or Contrast Stitching styles in multiple colorways.
Rockwell Group created a collection of fabrics with Jim Thompson, the renowned Bangkok-based company known for its high quality silk textiles and beautiful designs. The new collection is comprised of a variety of linens and woven fabrics in trevira as well as silk and cotton blends for both residential and commercial applications. Rockwell Group has had a long relationship working with Jim Thompson on customizing its fabrics for our hospitality projects including Hotel Bel-Air, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and Nobu restaurants.
The new collections offers innovative fabrics in a wide variety of patterns and textures. Rockwell Group was inspired by abstracted shapes and geometries, graphic patterns and nature-inspired designs. The firm explored the variety of ways that light can be translated into textile designs, highlighting the unique property of silk material to express the reflective and shimmering effects. The collections were also inspired by rich textures seen in nature or crafted by hand.