(HAILEY, ID—MAY, 2019) — For the past 25 years, Rocky Mountain Hardware has set the gold standard in the architectural products category for uniquely hand casting art-grade bronze designs rooted in artisanal quality craftsmanship and enduring style. The brand’s commitment to excellence and authenticity continually draws discerning designers and architects for projects and partnerships, including Roger Thomas, executive vice president of design for Wynn Design and Development, who is reuniting with Rocky Mountain for new door and cabinetry collections: Barre, Zeppelin and Chiseled. Debuting this month, the noteworthy newcomers mark Thomas’ third collaboration with the manufacturer—the pair’s Paris collection premiered in 2010 with Flute following in 2014.
“Since the company was founded we’ve been highly selective in choosing partners whose vision and passion for authentic artistry complements ours,” said Christian Nickum, Rocky Mountain Hardware’s president. “Roger Thomas’ talent and eye for the extraordinary has proven to be a dynamic fit for us, as his ability to transform the fundamentals of hardware into an art form is exhilarating and exactly what our customers demand. Collaborating with Roger for the third time has been as inspiring as the first, and we’re extremely excited to add Barre, Zeppelin and Chiseled, which introduce fresh takes on classic styling to our portfolio.”
With Barre, classical and industrial styles harmonize to create a series that explores the beauty of architectural simplicity. Influenced by the minimal elegance of a ballet barre and the precise lines of a trained dancer—with a nod to vintage bar rails for further intrigue—the assortment is guided by a graceful restraint with a dash of edge for today’s interiors. All told, three cabinet pulls, one cabinet knob and one door lever complete the offering. Barre is available in 12-fine finishes.
Contrary to what the name suggests, Zeppelin is not inspired by airships. Rather, the sculpturally faceted design draws its form from the exquisite melon-shaped legs that fashioned 1920s furniture. Balancing distinctive and delicate details—such as slightly tapered lines, fluted posts and rounded finials—the intrinsically romantic collection perfectly portrays Thomas’ affinity for referencing traditional elements as seen through a contemporary lens. The series, which is available in 12 finishes, includes three cabinet pulls, one cabinet knob and one door lever.
Thomas created this unique door design to address client requests for a more dramatic offering. The result is Chiseled, a lively lever with a strong, memorable silhouette and textural intricacies inspired by hand-carved tree branch motifs often utilized in 18th-century French decorative arts. This bold beauty delivers a sensual-to-the-touch solution that’s timeless and befitting both traditional and totally modern aesthetics. Chiseled is also available in the brand’s signature 12 finishes.
Commenting on his partnership with Rocky Mountain, Thomas said, “Hardware opens the door to imagination in architectural design. It’s the point of most human contact in a space and when thoughtfully balanced, its form and function can profoundly elevate one’s overall experience in a room. Rocky Mountain’s dedication to creating products that are rich in originality, beauty and a deep understanding of artisanal craftsmanship is next to none. Collaborating with the brand has allowed me to exercise traditional hand-cast techniques I greatly value as a trained metalsmith, as well as explore the exciting and limitless possibilities of bronze. The new collections are designed to honor classical elegance, but are kicked up with modern sculptural details to form pieces that will be regarded as heirlooms of tomorrow.”
To learn more about Barre, Zeppelin, Chiseled and Rocky Mountain’s full suite of architectural products, visit www.RockyMountainHardware.com
About Roger Thomas
Roger Thomas is executive vice president design for Wynn Design and Development, and has designed many of the world’s most celebrated hotels and resorts, including Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Macau and the Bellagio Resort. His current project is the Encore Boston Harbor, scheduled to open in June 2019. A recognized leader in interior design for the hospitality industry, Thomas has received numerous accolades including being inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame. Thomas has also been named to the Architectural Digest AD100 5 times. http://www.rogerthomascollection.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. www.rockymountainhardware.com.