duly noted: david rockwell for jim thompson.
February 21, 2012
Chances are if you’ve done a fair amount of traveling, you’re more closely acquainted with architect David Rockwell than you even know—whether you’ve spent the night in one of his showplace hotels, like Las Vegas’ The Cosmopolitan or the Ames Hotel in Boston, eaten at any of a host of spectacular Nobu restaurants or spent more time than you would’ve liked at the JetBlue Terminal at JFK Airport. But, now, Rockwell’s award-winning interdisciplinary design firm, Rockwell Group, is expanding its reach into the world of textiles via a new collaboration with Jim Thompson. Drawing inspiration from his past hospitality projects all over the globe, Rockwell’s The Spotlight Collection is every bit as dazzling as the edifices he erects, thanks to a palette of playful hues and metallic surfaces that lean toward the theatric without losing any of the architect’s love for natural materials and textures.