HAILEY, IDAHO – (October 2021) – Rocky Mountain Hardware, the leading manufacturer of handcrafted solid-bronze architectural hardware, is pleased to announce its new collaboration with globally renowned architectural firm, Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA). Available this October, Oasis is a contemporary sculptural hardware collection, featuring natural, organic forms for doors and cabinetry.
“For nearly 30 years we have collaborated with the best leaders in the design industry, and we are excited for our new collaboration with RAMSA, a firm that shares our vision of artistry and custom, bespoke work,” said Christian Nickum, Rocky Mountain Hardware’s president. “Our new Oasis Collection not only boasts the utmost levels of craftsmanship and architectural detail but is also a true representation of our artistic capabilities.”
Though contemporary, Oasis feels timeless and sophisticated, integrating qualities of 20th century design with natural, fluid, and organic forms. Rocky Mountain Hardware’s expert craftsmanship and technical excellence add a level of detailing to the design, complementing a wide array of environments – from traditional to contemporary spaces. Designed to have a broad appeal, either individually or as a whole, the Oasis collection comprises 13 different pieces, including:
- Door handles – Ophelia, Portia, Kennet, Raleigh, Flora
- Door handles with backplates – Morris,Beatrix
- Knobs and Pulls – Kennet, Madeline, Ophelia“We wanted to create a collection that was different from what people may expect,” said Lawrence Chabra, Robert A.M. Stern Interiors Studio Director and Associate. “While designing Oasis, we were inspired by historic architectural references and the Arts and Crafts movement. The result is a sculptural collection that juxtaposes the structural quality of doors and millwork with the inventiveness and craftsmanship of jewelry, featuring design elements that are similar to gem cutting.”
“Several of the pieces feature a slice with a continuous form,” explained Lawrence. “We wanted to take something predictable but add a gesture to turn it on its head.”
While the past year posed a new set of challenges collaborating remotely, Rocky Mountain Hardware worked seamlessly with the designers from RAMSA to develop sketches, 3D renderings, and digital models of each unique piece, adapting and making edits throughout the process.
“Rocky Mountain Hardware’s experience and exceptionally skilled team were key to our successful collaboration creating this high-touch collection, as was their meticulous
execution,” said Lauren Kruegel Siroky, Robert A.M. Stern Interiors Design Director and Senior Associate. “The end result is a versatile collection that is both unexpected and delicate.”
Oasis will be available this September in all of Rocky Mountain Hardware’s 400+ showrooms, dealers and online at www.rockymountainhardware.com.
About Rocky Mountain Hardware
Founded in 1994, Rocky Mountain Hardware is a leading manufacturer of bronze architectural hardware. Based in Idaho, it operates three production facilities including one of the few remaining metal foundries in America where its bronze creations are hand-cast using methods passed down by generations of artisans. The range of designs includes door and cabinet hardware, kitchen and bath accessories, tile, plumbing, lighting and more. The company also has extensive custom capabilities as well as a division dedicated to the hospitality industry. Its distribution is global through decorative hardware showrooms. Authentically Made in the U.S.A., Rocky Mountain Hardware products are cast of 90% post-consumer recycled materials.
About Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA)
Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, is a 190-person firm of architects, interior designers, and supporting staff. Over its fifty-two-year history, the firm has established an international reputation as a leading design firm with wide experience in residential, commercial, and institutional work. As the firm’s practice has diversified, its geographical scope has widened to include projects in Europe, Asia, South America, and throughout the United States. The firm maintains an attention to detail and commitment to design quality which has earned international recognition, numerous awards and citations for design excellence, including National Honor Awards of the American Institute of Architects, and a lengthening list of repeat clients.
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