Designed by The Roger Thomas Collection for Rocky Mountain Hardware
Over the past 20 years, Rocky Mountain Hardware has earned a reputation among architects and designers for uniquely hand-casting custom bronze products that express excellence in quality of craftsmanship and timeless style. It’s this distinct design-driven dedication that has drawn Roger Thomas, who, as executive vice president of Wynn Design and Development, is one of the hospitality world’s design giants, to reunite with the manufacturer and create Flute. The handsome new collection for both doors and cabinetry is Thomas’ second for Rocky Mountain, preceded by a series, Paris, which was introduced in 2010.
In this latest collaboration, Patsy Nickum, Rocky Mountain Hardware’s co-owner, says, “We exercise extreme discretion in selecting partners whose style sensibilities and passion perfectly align with ours, and Roger Thomas’ design DNA is a match. His dynamic vision and talent to elevate everything he touches are inspiring and resonate with our customers, as the success with Paris, our first venture together, has proven. The opportunity to work with Roger again was a treat and honor, and we are extremely excited to add Flute, with its fresh contemporary take on classic, to our portfolio.”
Thomas is known for his dramatic high-roller style, as demonstrated by his interiors for famed luxury resorts such as Encore Las Vegas and Encore Macau, as well as his various product collections. While Flute features his signature flair, it also embodies a quiet restraint that only a master craftsman could balance. Aptly named for the fluted (or grooved) detailing that characterizes ancient architectural columns, the collection captures Thomas’ affinity for referencing classical elements interpreted through a modern lens. All told there are 14 lever, pull, grip, and knob designs in an array of sizes with complementary escutcheons for door applications. Each piece is thoughtfully simple in shape, commanding in scale and textured to the touch. It is a design that fits comfortably in the hand and seamlessly into any style space, residential or commercial.
Commenting on the association with Rocky Mountain Hardware, Thomas says, “When I first decided to try my hand at hardware I knew Rocky Mountain Hardware would be the perfect partner. After all, the brand is basically based in the backyard of my Ketchum, Idaho, vacation home. But, besides location, location, location, what truly attracted me was the integrity and artisanal beauty of the products, as well as the traditional techniques employed to hand-cast their wares, which I greatly appreciate as a trained metalsmith myself. For me, hardware is the crown jewel of architectural design, and no other manufacturer shares and expresses that sentiment so authentically as Rocky Mountain Hardware.”
Rocky Mountain Hardware
Showroom Location: 485 West Broadway • Jackson • WY 83001 tel 307.732.0078
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