Known for his dramatic high-roller style, designer Roger Thomas, executive vice president of design for Wynn Design and Development, has teamed with Rocky Mountain Hardware to create Flute, their new architectural hardware collection for doors and cabinets. Celebrated during a special event last month at Refinery Rooftop in New York, the collection is Thomas's second partnership with Rocky Mountain, preceded by a 2010 series called Paris.
Over the past 20 years, RockyMountain Hardware has earned a reputation among architects and designers for uniquely hand-casting custom bronze products that express excellence in quality of craftsmanship and timeless style. “We exercise extreme discretion in selecting partners whose style sensibilities and passion perfectly align with ours, and Roger Thomas? design DNA is a match," says Patsy Nickum, co-founder and co-owner, Rocky Mountain Hardware, in a statement released by the company. "His dynamic vision and talent to elevate everything he touches are inspiring and resonate with our customers, as the success with Paris, our first venture together, has proven”
Thomas has completed interiors for famed luxury resorts such as Encore Las Vegas and Encore Macau, as well as his various product collections. Named for the fluted (or grooved) detailing that characterizes ancient architectural columns, the new collection comprises 14 lever, pull, grip, and knob designs in an array of sizes with corresponding escutcheons for door applications.
Thomas says, in a statement released by the company, “When I first decided to try my hand at hardware I knew Rocky Mountain Hardware would be the perfect partner. After all, the brand is basically based in the backyard of my Ketchum, Idaho, vacation home. But, besides location, location, location, what truly attracted me was the integrity and artisanal beauty of the products, as well as the traditional techniques employed to hand-cast their wares, which I greatly appreciate as a trained metalsmith myself. For me, hardware is the crown jewel of architectural design, and no other manufacturer shares and expresses that sentiment so authentically as Rocky Mountain Hardware.”
Flute, like all of Rocky Mountain Hardware?s products, is available in 10 fine finishes with customization offered.