CHICAGO—Interior architect Lauren Rottet has opened a new showroom with a personalized furniture line inspired by art, fashion and commercial design.
“We’re a couture showroom with off-the-rack and custom pieces,” said Rottet about the creation of an extensive collection of furnishings that include her designs combined with other “pieces by artists I love.”
The new Lauren Rottet Collection showroom is located in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart on the third floor and features sculptural and refined tables, consoles, chairs, benches, sofas, mirrors and accessories. The multi-adaptive range was envisioned for specifying in a home, office, living room, lobby or resort. The line incorporates Rottet’s love of architecture and detail and reflects her passion for creating spaces and objects that impart kinetic energy, visually enlivening each environment, according to the designer.
Rottet’s foray into furniture began in 1991 when she designed the Evaneau Sofa for her Los Angeles home. Soon after, she created products for Halcon, Steelcase and Bernhardt. A 33-piece collection focused on residential settings was introduced at High Point, NC, in 2013.
The designer’s penchant for luxurious materials, including glossy acrylic, fur, leather, marble, metal, rattan and fine wood veneer, is showcased in this new range. Collection highlights include the Float series of hardwood and acrylic sofas, chairs and coffee tables and the Dichroic Table incorporating sheets of glass with micro-layers of metal oxide that refract light and create multiple shades of colors. Also debuting, a highly functional line of “Powerful” tables that discreetly conceal multiple power options. Hand-made by artisans, the products will be offered in a selection of colors and materials.