Roric Tobin celebrated his 40th birthday with the official launch of his made-to-order furniture collection Roric Tobin Designs last night in midtown Manhattan. Revelers including Wendy Diamond from the United Nations Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization, designer Anjali Pollack, artists Mel Odom and Randy Polumbo, fashion designer Eric Javits, and Hadley Keller from Architectural Digest, among others, came out to sip Champagne and preview pieces from the new collection.
Pieces on display included a table with agate top on a base of oak and hammered steel, matching area rugs produced by Kyle Bunting, and the centerpiece of the collection, a windowpane bed made with an Arabescato marble frame, polished steel gridwork and upholstered panels. Each custom piece in the Roric Tobin Designs collection is 100 percent crafted in New York. The collection exquisitely pairs exotic materials from all over the world—marble, wood grains, and metal accents from South America, Asia, Europe and North America—creating rich, visual textures that allow the materials to elevate the tone of an interior while staying true to the functionality of modern life.
“The line is very contemporary, slick and beautifully designed,” commented Javits. “I like a lot of the smooth surfaces and geometry. He’s taken geometry from nature. Those agate rugs are beautiful. Great job!”
Interior designer and StyleRow founder Erinn Valencich said, “The new collection is really beautiful in terms of stone. You don’t normally see a headboard with a detail like this or a side table with elegant stone legs. He’s mixed materials in a really nice, fresh way. It’s also really glamorous, which speaks to his aesthetics.”
David Sprouls, president at New York School of Interior Design, said, “The line is versatile and the pieces are like works of art. You can work the pieces into different kinds of spaces. It has a lot of Roric in it and he brought so much of himself to the pieces.”
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