‘SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION’
BY DAVID ROCKWELL

BACKGROUND
David Rockwell has collaborated on a collection of home furnishing fabrics with Jim Thompson, renown for its high quality silk textiles, beautiful designs and unrivalled craftsmanship. The new collection is comprised of a variety of woven fabrics in Trevira CS, linens, as well as silk and cotton blends for both residential and commercial applications. Rockwell Group has had a long relationship working with Jim Thompson on customizing Jim Thompson fabrics for their hospitality projects including Hotel Bel-Air, in Los Angeles, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and Nobu restaurants.

DESIGN CONCEPT
The ‘Spotlight’ collection for Jim Thompson reflects David Rockwell’s deep interest in the play of light and his appreciation for natural materials and textures. Drawing inspirations from his myriad of projects, from hospitality and residential to theater and stage, David explores various motifs and patterns that exemplify his style in textile design.

The collection expresses the effect of ever shifting light on geometric and natural patterns in two color directions – modern metallic surfaces and rich & playful colors found in nature. 12 different patterns highlight warm golden bronze mixes with sleek silvery platinum hues. Rich and bold colors such as teal, coral red and purple punctuate the palette, bringing playfulness to the whole collection.

The collaboration with the artistry and skill of Jim Thompson allowed David to experiment with various weaving techniques and surface treatments to achieve the textural variations and shimmery finishes that create a modern textile collection.

   

VELVET FEATHERS
3472/01-06
60%Rayon - 40%Cotton
6 colorways
Martindale 23,000 rubs

This is a glamorous, fashion-inspired pattern that is very luxurious. Teals and purples intensify the dramatic effect of this fabric.

   
METALLIC SCREEN (LARGE)
3481/01-04
100%Linen
4 colorways
Martindale 14,000 rubs

This was inspired by some scenery Rockwell Group designed for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards Ceremony: a woven metallic backdrop, like a lattice. The pattern has a dimensional, woven effect. The pattern is printed on linen.
   
METALLIC SCREEN (SMALL)
3480/01-06
100%Linen
6 colorways
Martindale 9,000 rubs
   
END GRAIN
3471/01-05
60%Rayon - 40%Cotton
5 colorways
Martindale 54,000 rubs

This collection is a cut velvet in a cotton/rayon blend. The grid of end-grain patterns is great for upholstery.
   
SHIMMERY LIGHT
3473/01-07
100%Trevira CS
7 colorways

Woven in Trevira CS, the shifting stripes of color work in both shimmering metallic tones and intense coloration.
   
DROPLETS
3478 /01-05
100%Linen
5 colorways
Martindale 14,000 rubs

Resembling a watercolor painting, the drips of rain are applied onto the fabric in a very painterly fashion. The pattern is printedon linen.
   
CURVE STRIPE
3475/01-05
100%Trevira CS
5 colorways

Woven in Trevira CS, this has the look of rich silk. Dramatic, vertical curves are spliced with short horizontal dashes of color. The pattern itself has a shifting ombre of colors.
   
METALLIC SHELL
3474/01-12
100%Trevira CS
12 colorways

This pattern was based on a peen-hammered metal finish, but as a fabric it ends up having the sculptural quality of crushed egg shells. Metallic finishes and surfaces are key in creating shimmery neutrals in interiors.
   
STAGE LIGHT
3482/01-05
100%Cotton
5 colorways
Martindale 40,000 rubs

This cotton fabric is a digital take on the traditional Indonesian ikat. The pattern is evocative of a stage light on a curtain.
   
REVEAL
3476/01-12
100%Cotton
12 colorways
Martindale 70,000 rubs

A combination of cotton and chenille, this collection is a series of straight and subtly curved lines that resemble the grain of wood, transformed by different colorways.
   
POD
3479/01-07
100%Cotton
7 colorways
Martindale 40,000 rubs

This pattern echoes the pattern of seeds in a pod when it is freshly cut. We have created luminous pools of light in rich and exotic colorways. The pattern is printed on linen.
   
SHIFTING GRIDS
3470/01-05
60%Rayon - 40%Cotton
5 colorways
Martindale 140,000 rubs

This collection is also inspired by some of the metallic backdrops the Rockwell Group designed for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards Ceremony. This is a soft grid of shifting tones, great for upholstering banquettes.
 
 
 
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