Today Bentley Prince Street introduced Modern Motion(TM), the company's ninth carpet collection designed in collaboration with Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Modern MotionTM features a lively large-scale pattern of intertwining spheres with a superimposed stripe. The collection is available in eight standard colorways in broadloom, carpet tile, and area rugs.
Since 2003, Bentley Prince Street and Robert A.M. Stern have been partnering to bring modern elegance and lasting performance to the flooring marketplace. This new product represents a true partnership between the historically informed modernism of Robert Stern and the leadership in design, innovation, and sustainability of Bentley Prince Street.
“It’s been a privilege to collaborate with Robert Stern and his associates all these years,” said Anthony Minite, President of Bentley Prince Street. “They understand the marketplace and are successful in identifying the right products to deliver at the right time. For nine years we have been making products that are artfully designed, well received, and continue to sell for us.”
"The circles of Modern Motion(TM) create a relaxed yet structured design that turns to advantage the strict requirements of carpet tile production," said RAMSA Partner Alexander Lamis, who manages Robert A.M. Stern Design, LLC, and works with Mr. Stern on the design of the collection. For more information, please visit www.ramscollection.com.
Today CF Stinson introduced the Cartouche Collection, seven upholstery textiles inspired by traditional American architectural details, at NeoCon 2012 in Chicago. The Cartouche Collection brings together Stinson’s reputation for durable, high-performance textiles and Robert A.M. Stern Architect's dedication to quality design. The fabrics are suitable for high-end contract applications including corporate offices, lobbies, and waiting areas; academic and institutional buildings; assisted living and medical facilities; and hospitality, including hotels and restaurants.
RAMSA Partner Daniel Lobitz worked with Mr. Stern on the design of the collection. RAMSA Partner Alexander Lamis manages Robert A.M. Stern Design, LLC, which licenses product designs. The Cartouche Collection was named Best of NeoCon Silver at the 2012 NeoCon Design Show. For more information, please visit www.ramscollection.com. This is the firm's second collection for CF Stinson: the Tracery Collection was introduced in 2011.
The Robert A.M. Stern Collection introduced New York Home, its first line of residential furnishings, at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show on March 26th, 2012. The line, which brings the firm’s sophisticated design approach to handcrafted pieces built in local workshops, is inspired by historical precedents and updated with clean lines and elegant detailing. Each piece in the New York Home collection is scaled to bring comfort and style to contemporary residences.
"New York Home offers a line of tailored furnishings with the level of design and craftsmanship we bring to those we design for our custom residential clients," said Alexander P. Lamis, who leads the program as managing partner of Robert A.M. Stern Interiors, LLC, and Robert A.M. Stern Designs, LLC. "New York has been an important center for furniture-making since the days of Duncan Phyfe, and we're pleased to be working with local artisans to create the heirlooms of tomorrow."
New York Home debuted with nine pieces, including: a tête-à-tête with two chairs—one L-shaped, the other C-shaped—and a coordinated ottoman in a ceruse finish and distinctive cross-braced decoration inspired by 18th-century English armchairs; a tall cabinet inspired by traditional armoires but slimmed down to conceal a bar or entertainment center; a wingback chair with abstracted detailing; single- and double-tiered tripod tables offered in lacquered wood or bronze finish with inset mica surfaces; an occasional table modeled on early 20th century French precedents, in an oil-rubbed finish with bronze details; and a bedside table in parchment and lacquered wood with a semicircular well.
New York Home was named an ASID Top Pick for Furniture at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.
Organized by Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins in conjuncture with Alexander Lamis, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and the Merchandise Mart, this program explores the integration of architecture, interior design, and the creation of furnishings with a focus on practitioners who go "beyond architecture" to produce furniture and decorative objects in styles consistent with their building aesthetic. The evening comprises three presentations on: the Chicago architect Samuel Marx, the current work of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and the designs of Chicago-based architect Gary Lee Partners. These talks will be followed by a question-and-answer period and a cocktail reception.
Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Robert A.M. Stern Collection Showroom
Suite 1680 in the Merchandise Mart
RSVP to email@example.com
The Robert A.M. Stern Collection has opened its first showroom! Located on the 16th floor of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, it features commercial and residential products designed by Robert A.M. Stern Designs and manufactured by nine licensing partners, including architectural glass for Bendheim, carpet for Bentley Prince Street, fabric for CF Stinson, furniture for David Edward, garden ornaments for Haddonstone, site furniture for Landscape Forms, lighting for Lightolier, doors for Lualdi, and hardware for SA Baxter.
Robert A.M. Stern Designs and CF Stinson have partnered to create patterns that live up to Robert A.M. Stern’s standard of design excellence while remaining true to the Stinson promise of high-performance fabrics. CF Stinson introduced the Robert A.M. Stern Tracery Collection today at NeoCon in its new showroom (Suite 10-150 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago). The collection is also on exhibit at the Robert A.M. Stern Collection display (Booth 8-7078).
The Tracery Collection embraces eight upholstery textile patterns inspired by decorative screen motifs from all over the world. Subtle color and texture with hints of luster add to the dimensional effect of the patterns, each of which references a different example of architectural tracery, from Gothic cathedral windows of Europe to the intricate jaalis screens of the Mughal Empire in India.
Combining Stinson’s reputation for durable, high-performance textiles and Robert A.M. Stern’s dedication to quality design, The Tracery Collection brings a new elegance to contract textiles. The fabrics are suitable for many high-end applications including corporate offices, lobbies, and waiting areas; academic and institutional buildings; assisted living and medical facilities; and hospitality, including hotels and restaurants.
Specifications—and a video interview featuring Robert A.M. Stern and design collaborator Kristie Strasen—are available on the CF Stinson web site.
The Robert A.M. Stern Collection will make its NeoCon debut this year with a display featuring a range of products designed Robert A.M. Stern Designs and manufactured by our market-leading partner companies: Textiles for CF Stinson, Architectural Glass for Bendheim, Carpet for Bentley Prince Street, Tile for Crossville, Furniture for David Edward, Garden Ornaments for Haddonstone, Site Furniture for Landscape Forms, Lighting for Lightolier, Doors for Lualdi, and Architectural Hardware for SA Baxter.
Visit us at booth #8-7078 on the 8th floor of Chicago’s Merchandise Mart from Monday, June 13th through Wednesday, June 15th.
Our glass designs were featured in the Bendheim booth at ICFF this past week. The designs, backlit by LED lights, featured prominently in the booth and drew quite a crowd. For more information about these designs please visit www.bendheim.com.
Tonight Robert A.M. Stern Architects hosted a reception to introduce Concord, a new collection of site furniture created in collaboration with Landscape Forms. The Concord collection embraces state-of-the-art technologies yet is rooted in American history and our national view of the landscape as a place of respite and pleasure, expanding Landscape Forms’ vocabulary of design to address diverse settings. The collection includes a bench, a litter/recycling receptacle, a pedestrian light, a pathway light, and a bike rack.
Concord is designed, developed, and manufactured with sustainability in mind. Aluminum and steel parts contain recycled content material and are fully recyclable. All metal parts are finished with Landscape Forms' Panguard II® polyester powdercoat, which is lead-free and hazardous air pollutants-(HAPS) free; does not generate hazardous waste; and contains less than 1% Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which, once processed are fully inert and cause no emission into the environment.
Since its founding in 1969 Landscape Forms has earned a reputation for excellent design, high quality products, and exceptional service. Landscape Forms collaborates with renowned industrial designers and consultancies, landscape architects, and architects to design and develop integrated collections of products that address emerging needs.
Interior Design has named the Robert A.M. Stern Executive Chair for David Edward the 2010 Best of Year product in the Contract/Conference Seating category. The chair’s design updates the classic high-backed tolling office chair with a more sculpted form and proportions tailored to both residential and corporate office environments. The Best of Year Awards recognizes superior interior design projects and products in more than 50 categories with finalists and winners selected by Interior Design readers.
The Flute Collection by Robert A.M. Stern Designs for SA Baxter received a merit award in the Hardware category.
Last night at Material ConneXion in New York City, Lualdi introduced Robert A.M. Stern Designs’ Avenue doors, part of the New York Collection that also includes doors by Dror Benshetrit, and David Rockwell. The Collection marks an important step for the fifth-generation Italian manufacturer as it expands its presence in the U.S. market. Known throughout Europe as a leading Italian manufacturer of high-quality doors, interior furnishings and modular systems, with a commitment to great innovation and design with a strong emphasis on the technical process of construction and production, Lualdi has been collaborating with renowned international architects since the 1960s.
"Like the designers who created them, each of the doors in our first American collection has a very distinct personality," said Alberto Lualdi, President of Lualdi. "While they each explore materials and form in their own unique way, they share the attention to detail, quality, and forward-thinking design that has been the hallmark of Lualdi for close to fifty years."
"We want to combine Lualdi's Italian sophistication with a distinctly American flavor," said Robert A.M. Stern. "Crisp panel-like layers accented with the glint of metal at once complement and enrich the clean lines of contemporary architecture."
The Avenue Collection from Robert A.M. Stern Designs is available now for pre-order. Please contact Lualdi for details. www.lualdiporte.com
Landscape Forms, North America's largest manufacturer of site furniture, today announced a creative collaboration with Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP. The new Concord collection, including benches, litter receptacles, bike racks, and light poles, will be introduced in January 2011. With this collaboration, Landscape Forms joins a select group of manufacturers in the Robert A.M. Stern Collection of furnishings and architectural finishes.
"Robert Stern Architects has an iconic reputation for a kind of design that is different from what we typically do," said Bill Main, president of Landscape Forms. "It challenges us to reach beyond our comfort zone. The firm's work makes reference to historical form and interprets traditional design vocabularies in new ways. That opens opportunities for us within an area of the market where we have not worked before. We believe that clients who value Stern's work have a real appreciation for quality, which is a natural fit with what we do."
"We invest a good deal of time and research in choosing our partners," said Alexander P. Lamis, managing partner for Robert A.M. Stern Designs. "Each is a market leader with a reputation for outstanding design, superb performance, and unparalleled customer service; each shares our commitment to environmental responsibility. Landscape Forms satisfies all these criteria. We have established a sympathetic relationship that I'm confident will provide the market with an outstanding collection of site furniture."
Landscape Forms, founded in 1969, is based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with sales offices and installations throughout North America, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, and Southern Europe. Clients include municipalities, transit centers, corporations, academic institutions, and healthcare providers. Landscape Forms was recently listed among The Wall Street Journal's Top 15 Small Workplaces in the United States. For more information, please go to www.landscapeforms.com.
On Wednesday, July 7, 2010 Alexander Lamis, Partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, appeared with Lisa Green of Selldorf Architects on the Beyond Architecture panel discussion at the Center for Architecture in New York City. Moderated by Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of the City of New York, the panel explored the historical and contemporary involvement of architects in product design.
Alexander P. Lamis, AIA, joined Robert A.M. Stern Architects in 1983 and has been a Partner in the firm since 1999. In addition to his architectural projects, Mr. Lamis manages Robert A.M. Stern Interiors, LLC, which provides interior design services to the firm’s architecture projects, and Robert A.M. Stern Design, LLC, which licenses the firm’s product designs.
Annabelle Selldorf is the founder and principal of Selldorf Architects, which currently employs 35 architects, designers, and support staff. Selldorf Architects has won numerous awards for its work, which includes cultural and arts, institutional, commercial, and high-end retail and residential projects. Ms. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2006.
Donald Albrecht is the Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of the City of New York and an independent curator. Recent exhibitions include Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future and The High Style of Dorothy Draper. His latest exhibition, Cars, Culture, and the City, co-curated with Phil Patton, opened in March at the Museum.
The event was presented by the AIA New York Chapter and held on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Center for Architecture in New York City, located at 536 LaGuardia Place.
Today Bentley Prince Street introduced Modern Block, a new collection of carpet designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
“Since 2003 we have been creating floorcoverings with Robert A.M. Stern Architects that bring modern elegance to the marketplace,” said Anthony Minite, president and Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Prince Street. “Modern Block continues that legacy with classical geometric patterning done in a color palette that makes this design truly contemporary.”
“By rendering formal and syncopated rhythms of 20th century modernism in a contemporary color palette and using best sustainable practices, we have produced a design for our own time and place,” said Alexander Lamis, Partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
Modern Block is available in both broadloom and carpet tile. Made with Antron Lumena 6.6 nylon, this product offers institutional durability without sacrificing a residential aesthetic. Modern Block comes standard with High PerformancePC backing, which contains a minimum average 10% post-consumer recycled content. Modern Block broadloom is certified to the NSF-140 Sustainable Carpet Assessment Standard at the Platinum level and carpet tile is certified to the Gold level.
Bentley Prince Street manufactures and markets award-winning broadloom and carpet tile products for commercial interiors across the globe. The company is committed to pursuing sustainable commerce and innovations to integrate style and function with environmental practices through its Mission Zero® goal of eliminating any negative impact it has on the environment by the year 2020. Robert A.M. Stern Architects is proud to join with partners that share its commitment to design and to environmentally sustainable materials and practices.
Robert A.M. Stern and Interior Design Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen introduced the latest additions to the Robert A.M. Stern Collection last week at The Century, a newly completed residential tower in Los Angeles developed by Related and designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. A crowd of over 300 designers were invited to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as they perused our product offerings which include: furniture for David Edward, carpet for Bentley Prince Street, tile for Crossville, lighting for Lightolier, architectural glass for Bendheim, garden ornaments for Haddonstone, and hardware for S.A. Baxter.
The Robert A.M. Stern Executive Chair for David Edward updates the classic high backed office chair with a more sculpted form. Its rolled back echoes the detailing at the arms and the proportions are tailored to both residential and corporate office environments. The chair offers pneumatic height adjustment and sits atop a five prong castor base available in charcoal nylon or aluminum finishes.
Robert A.M. Stern Designs has been working with David Edward since 2003 to provide well-designed furnishings to the A&D community. David Edward is a family-owned business with over 300 skilled craftspeople working in environmentally-friendly production facilities to offer highly detailed furniture.
We are pleased to announce that the Haddonstone display, featuring Robert A.M. Stern’s Athenian and Olympian collections of garden ornaments, was named an ASID Imagine Top Pick at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show last week in New York City. For more information, please visit Haddonstone online.
Alexander Lamis, Partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects LLP, appeared on the panel Beyond Architecture at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show on Thursday, March 18, 2010, at Pier 94 in New York City. He discussed his firm’s product design program and how it fits into the firm’s architectural practice as a whole. In addition to his architectural projects, Mr. Lamis manages Robert A.M. Stern Interiors, LLC, which provides interior design services to the firm’s architecture projects, and Robert A.M. Stern Design, LLC, which licenses product designs.
Joining Mr. Lamis on the panel was Annabelle Selldorf, founder and principal of Selldorf Architects, which currently employs 35 architects, designers, and support staff. Selldorf Architects has won numerous awards for its work, which includes cultural and arts, institutional, commercial, and high-end retail and residential projects. Ms. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and in 2006 was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame.
Donald Albrecht moderated the discussion. Mr. Albrecht is the Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of the City of New York and an independent curator. Recent exhibitions include Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future and The High Style of Dorothy Draper. A new exhibition, Cars, Culture, and the City, co-curated with Phil Patton, opened in March at the Museum.
The panel was presented by The New York Times. For more information, please visit www.archdigesthomeshow.com .
SA Baxter introduced a new collection of door hardware designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects tonight at an event at its showroom at the New York Design Center in Manhattan. Grounded in tradition and sparked by the spirit of innovation, the Robert A.M. Stern Collection for SA Baxter will furnish today's residential and civic buildings with thoroughly contemporary reinterpretations of the neoclassical motifs that have inspired American architectural hardware from the colonial period to the present. The collection will complement with a wide variety of 21st-century interiors.
SA Baxter designs and manufactures timeless custom and semi-custom architectural hardware for high-end residential homes and buildings. All of the manufacturing for SA Baxter takes place in its environmental-friendly foundry located in New York's Hudson Valley.
Today the Robert A.M. Stern Collection for Bendheim, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects in collaboration with Bendheim, the specialty glass resource, and Omni Décor, the world's leading manufacturer of architectural etched glass, was introduced worldwide. Four patterns of architectural glass offer varying levels of obscuration, with decorative etching on both sides lending dynamic interaction with light and surrounding design elements and a strong sense of dimensionality. The collection is intended for a broad range of interior and exterior applications.
"We are extremely proud to partner with leaders such as Robert A.M. Stern Architects and OmniDécor. This collection of crystal-clear, dimensional patterned glasses is unlike anything currently available on the market," said Donald Jayson, Sr. Vice President of Bendheim. "Glass technology has achieved a new level of sophistication," said Robert A.M. Stern, "making it possible to step beyond high performance with an exploration of patterning, translucency, and reflectivity." For samples and more information see Bendheim here or visit www.bendheim.com
Interior Design Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen and Publisher Mark Strauss joined guests for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres October 28, 2009 during NeoCon East at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Guests previewed the latest product introductions by the Robert A.M. Stern Collection and its partner companies. Products included furniture for David Edward, carpet for Bentley Prince Street, tile for Crossville, lighting for Lightolier, architectural glass for Bendheim, and garden ornament for Haddonstone.
Robert A.M. Stern Designs' new furniture for the David Edward Collection was featured at First Look 2009 at the New York Design Center this evening. Lounge chairs and settees in three new lines—Astor, Cambridge, and Clarkson—are designed for a broad range of applications, including hospitality, healthcare, higher education, and residential.
David Edward is a family-owned business with over 300 skilled craftspeople working in environmentally-friendly production facilities to offer highly detailed furniture. Robert A.M. Stern Designs has been working with David Edward since 2003 to provide well-designed furnishings, initially to complement the architecture of the firm's own buildings; the Robert A.M. Stern Collection has been enthusiastically embraced by other architects and interior designers for their own projects.
Haddonstone, the U.S. and U.K.'s leading manufacturer of fine cast stone landscape features, has partnered with Robert A.M. Stern Designs to create a new collection of ornamental garden urns. The first two lines in the collection, Olympian and Athenian, are now available through distributors and directly through Haddonstone online
"These classically-inspired, yet wholly contemporary, ornamental planters, operating at the intersection of nature and artifice, are designed to help define outdoor rooms in an architectural way," said Robert A.M. Stern, founder and senior partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects. The Olympian Collection includes two series of tall, medium, and low urns, a tall slim amphora, along with bases for all elements of the collection, that interpret in a clean, contemporary way the pure shapes of ancient vessels as seen through the lens of late nineteenth-century Neoclassicism. The Athenian Collection includes tall, medium, and low urns in two designs, and their bases, inspired by the pure forms of Art Deco or Art Moderne ornaments of the early twentieth century. These designs will be appropriate for both formal and romantic gardens, whether residential, institutional, or commercial, or for interior uses.
Haddonstone is the U.S. and U.K.'s leading manufacturer of fine landscape ornaments and architectural cast stonework. Haddonstone offers 500 designs in the standard collection as well as custom products created to individual specifications.