Launch party for Roric Tobin Designs
Oct 23, 2018 | New York
Launch party for Roric Tobin Designs

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.”

Images by Story + Gold

EVENT GALLERY
Roric Tobin, Alana Frumkes and Mel Odom
Roric Tobin, Alana Frumkes and Mel Odom
Roric Tobin, Alana Frumkes and Mel Odom
Gregg Lempp and Edouard Daunas
Gregg Lempp and Edouard Daunas
Gregg Lempp and Edouard Daunas
A windowpane bed made with an Arabescato marble frame, polished steel gridwork and upholstered panels
A windowpane bed made with an Arabescato marble frame, polished steel gridwork and upholstered panels
A windowpane bed made with an Arabescato marble frame, polished steel gridwork and upholstered panels
Erinn Valencich
Erinn Valencich
Erinn Valencich
Roric Tobin and Justin Concannon
Roric Tobin and Justin Concannon
Roric Tobin and Justin Concannon
Angela Leili and Pablo Vallecilla
Angela Leili and Pablo Vallecilla
Angela Leili and Pablo Vallecilla
Lillian Kogan and Ilona Kogan
Lillian Kogan and Ilona Kogan
Lillian Kogan and Ilona Kogan
Roric Tobin and Nicole Kapit
Roric Tobin and Nicole Kapit
Roric Tobin and Nicole Kapit
In addition to the collection launch, guests celebrated Roric Tobin’s 40th birthday.
In addition to the collection launch, guests celebrated Roric Tobin’s 40th birthday.
In addition to the collection launch, guests celebrated Roric Tobin’s 40th birthday.
Randy Polumbo, Allison Feinstein, Roric Tobin and Brian Sogol
Randy Polumbo, Allison Feinstein, Roric Tobin and Brian Sogol
Randy Polumbo, Allison Feinstein, Roric Tobin and Brian Sogol
Eric Javits and Emma Snowdon-Jones
Eric Javits and Emma Snowdon-Jones
Eric Javits and Emma Snowdon-Jones
The window to the Roric Tobin Designs pop-up
The window to the Roric Tobin Designs pop-up
The window to the Roric Tobin Designs pop-up
Business of Home’s Billy Fisher and Jeffrey Preis
Business of Home’s Billy Fisher and Jeffrey Preis
Business of Home’s Billy Fisher and Jeffrey Preis
Agate rugs designed by Tobin and produced by Kyle Bunting were hung on display.
Agate rugs designed by Tobin and produced by Kyle Bunting were hung on display.
Agate rugs designed by Tobin and produced by Kyle Bunting were hung on display.
John Destefano and Lauren Cunningham
John Destefano and Lauren Cunningham
John Destefano and Lauren Cunningham
Roric Tobin and Hadley Keller
Roric Tobin and Hadley Keller
Roric Tobin and Hadley Keller
Guests mingle amongst pieces from the collection.
Guests mingle amongst pieces from the collection.
Guests mingle amongst pieces from the collection.
Roric Tobin, Lillian Kogan, Olenka Besaga, Ilona Kogan and Andriy Besaga
Roric Tobin, Lillian Kogan, Olenka Besaga, Ilona Kogan and Andriy Besaga
Roric Tobin, Lillian Kogan, Olenka Besaga, Ilona Kogan and Andriy Besaga
Alex Vinash and Brent Pelton
Alex Vinash and Brent Pelton
Alex Vinash and Brent Pelton
Daniel Ardelean and Marguerite Terruso
Daniel Ardelean and Marguerite Terruso
Daniel Ardelean and Marguerite Terruso
Hervé Coeur and Roric Tobin
Hervé Coeur and Roric Tobin
Hervé Coeur and Roric Tobin
Roric Tobin, Joanna Tucker, Aly Bori and Amy Brownstein
Roric Tobin, Joanna Tucker, Aly Bori and Amy Brownstein
Roric Tobin, Joanna Tucker, Aly Bori and Amy Brownstein
Vyna St. Phard and Cynthia Murphy
Vyna St. Phard and Cynthia Murphy
Vyna St. Phard and Cynthia Murphy
Roric Tobin and Chiu-Ti Jansen
Roric Tobin and Chiu-Ti Jansen
Roric Tobin and Chiu-Ti Jansen
Lisa Ben-Isvy and Anjali Pollack
Lisa Ben-Isvy and Anjali Pollack
Lisa Ben-Isvy and Anjali Pollack
Justyna Watorek, Tina Richey Swanson, Roric Tobin and Magdalene
Justyna Watorek, Tina Richey Swanson, Roric Tobin and Magdalene
Justyna Watorek, Tina Richey Swanson, Roric Tobin and Magdalene
Sharon Hsueh and Chiu-Ti Jansen
Sharon Hsueh and Chiu-Ti Jansen
Sharon Hsueh and Chiu-Ti Jansen
David Sprouls, president of NYSID, and Roric Tobin
David Sprouls, president of NYSID, and Roric Tobin
David Sprouls, president of NYSID, and Roric Tobin
Roric Tobin and Nancy Tobin
Roric Tobin and Nancy Tobin
Roric Tobin and Nancy Tobin
Brian Stewart and Stephanie Krieger
Brian Stewart and Stephanie Krieger
Brian Stewart and Stephanie Krieger
Brent Pelton, Alden Wallace and Trey Sutton
Brent Pelton, Alden Wallace and Trey Sutton
Brent Pelton, Alden Wallace and Trey Sutton