World News Desk Furniture on 11/17/2022
Hall of Fame architect and interior designer Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA, has opened a new 3,900-square-foot showroom at 29 West 30th Street, Sixth Floor, to showcase their Rottet furniture collection. The new design environment gives expression to Rottet’s deft hand, whether in a residential, commercial or hotel environment. Furnishings are arranged in vignettes, decorated with complementary accessories by Rottet styled with plantings, organic shapes and contemporary art. Each piece is a thoughtful expression of art and function inspired by the Light and Space movement and Rottet’s history of art and architecture.
Light, reflection and visual engagement are key components in the showroom. From the Walking Bench, with its angled legs, to the colorful and translucent Dicroica Table and Egg Mirrors, the room is lit. Rottet “Powerful” desks and cabinets are stylish, versatile and provide hidden access to electrical outlets. The pieces in the Rottet collection are akin to functional art, bringing energy, reflection and flexibility to any environment.
The blurring of indoors and outdoors is also on display with an organically inspired marble and basalt collection including angular tables, planters, fire pit and fountain. Rottet’s custom line of leather rugs for Kyle Bunting and his Fascio Collection of lighting for Visual Comfort & Co. are also displayed.
“In a throwaway world, the Rottet Collection is produced with the finest materials and workmanship, designed to last and passed down from generation to generation. It elevates the furniture, like a “collectible” art object in the room,” said Rottet. “We are excited to introduce our New York showroom to the market.”
About Lauren Rottet
Lauren Rottet is Founding Director of rotten studio, an international architecture and interior design firm recognized as one of the 3 most admired design firms in the world. Lauren Rottet is one of the most celebrated designers of our time and the first woman to hold the title of FAIA and FIIDA. She also holds Designer of the Year, Boutique Designer of the Year, HD Platinum Circle Inductee, Women in Design, United States GSA Lifetime Design Peer Reviewer Nominee, and Interior Design Hall of Fame titles. Rottet’s product designs have won many awards, including Interior Design Best of the Year, four Gold Medals for Best of NeoCon, and seven Chicago Athenaeum GOOD DESIGN Awards. “I’ve never seen anyone so skilled in such a broad vernacular of design styles, from contemporary minimalist to traditional elegant so authentically,” said architecture critic Paul Goldberger of Rottet’s signature work.
About Sandra Sharma
Sandra Sharma, director of the Rottet Collection, has experience in international business and a master’s degree in interior architecture. She brings 20 years of interior and product design experience, having founded luxury furniture store Black Space while working extensively in the US and European markets.