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Los Angeles, California – November 2017 J. Robert Scott, Inc. the internationally known luxury furniture and textiles manufacturer announces that the U.S. Patent Office has issued a new Design Patent for The Odile Lounge.

The Lounge Chair with a broad sweeping stainless steel surround was inspired by the delicate hand movements of the character Odile, the best “bad girl” in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.  The sleek and comfortable Odile Lounge Chair (U.S. Design Patent No. 799,228) joins the Odile Sofa which earned a patent last year.

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J. Robert Scott, Inc. the luxury home furnishings manufacturer was founded in 1972 in Los Angeles by Hall of Fame designer Sally Sirkin Lewis.  The company was born out of Ms. Lewis’ desire to provide her clients with contemporary, well made furnishings that met her uncompromising standards of quality and beauty.  Her understated, signature style has become known as “California Design.”  To this day, she serves as the President of the company, which has established itself as an influential design force around the world, with company owned showrooms in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and London, and representation in 22 cities in 11 countries.

Throughout her career, Ms. Lewis has been awarded more than 150 U.S. Design patents for her furnishings which are manufactured by hand in the 70,000 square foot factory in Inglewood, California.  Through her guidance and direction, J. Robert Scott has gained recognition as an exceptional resource for custom design furniture.  It is rare to find a company that can modify any of their existing items, or create an entirely new piece, tailored to the specific needs of their clientele.   It is not unusual to see skilled craftsmen, many of whom have been with Ms. Lewis for more than 20 years, hand sewing the edges of a sofa or patiently applying gold leafing to a console.  The techniques used are the traditional construction methods that date back to the Renaissance, these talented craftsmen are truly modern day artisans.

J. Robert Scott is well known in the interior design industry for utilizing rare and exotic veneers, as well as Shagreen, snake and goatskin parchment in the manufacturing of its products.  The textile division offers a distinctive range of hand-woven silks, silk mohair, wools, velvets and JRS Superkidskin among nearly 900 couture-quality luxury fabrics, in the most appealing and contemporary colorways.  Furniture and textiles designed by Sally Sirkin Lewis for J. Robert Scott are instantly recognized for their beauty and valued for their quality, the essence of the company’s commitment to producing “Furniture as an Art Form.”

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US Design Patent D766,006

United States Design Patent D766,006
J Robert Scott Odile Sofa Designed by Sally Sirkin Lewis.

US Design Patent D727,628

United States Design Patent D727,628
J Robert Scott Shards Mirror Designed by Sally Sirkin Lewis.

J. Robert Scott, Inc. the internationally known luxury furniture and textile manufacturer announces that the United States Patent Office has issued a design patent for the Shards Mirror.

U.S. Design Patent No. D727, 628 was issued to designer Sally Sirkin Lewis for the beveled mirror which is comprised of matte and polished stainless steel bars in various lengths, in a polished stainless steel frame. The random spacing and placement of the bars is the result of a “happy accident”. While the cardboard prototype was laid out, with the bars in an organized basket weave pattern, Ms. Lewis bumped into the frame and skewed the bars in a completely new orientation. The new look was visually interesting and complex. “This is one of those instances in which the unexpected has turned out to be a truly new take on a design!” Ms. Lewis stated.

The Shards Mirror can be configured in a variety of frame shapes, and is available in optional finishes.


Ombré Process Awarded a Utility Patent

Los Angeles, California – September 2013   J. Robert Scott, Inc. is pleased to announce that Sally Sirkin Lewis, the company’s Founder and President has been granted a U.S. Utility Patent for her Ombré furniture finishing technique. Over the course of her career, Ms. Lewis’ exceptional designs have earned more than 150 design patents, the first one awarded in February 1986.  This is her first utility patent.

For more than four decades, J. Robert Scott, Inc., the internationally known American luxury furniture and textile manufacturer, continues to be a respected source in the design community for bespoke hand-made furnishings. The Ombré finish process was introduced in 2010 after years in development, “I am intrigued by the transparent effect of watercolors, and I wanted to translate the concept of a seamless color transition to wood veneer,” explains Ms. Lewis.  The resulting finishes accentuate the inherent characteristics of the wood and exhibit subtle gradients in intensity and shade from light to dark, producing a distinctive, individual effect on each veneer.

In French, the word ombré means shadow or shade.  The term, ombré is commonly used in the field of textiles to refer to a color effect that is generally produced by arranging different tones of threads or fibers in the warp of a woven fabric. The innovative concept had never been attempted as a decorative furniture finish prior to Ms. Lewis’ inventive achievement. Ombré finish is not limited by “design”, rather the finish can be applied to a range of furnishings, and in various settings, including paneling in private aircraft, yachts, and corporate interiors.  Presently, the Ombré finishes represent 10% of the overall finish options offered by the company.

The nature of the hand-applied, progressive coloration to the wood surface creates one-of-a-kind results. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office three years of examination has validated the proprietary technique and granted the Patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,529,984) on September 10, 2013 and will remain in force for 20 years.

US Design Patent D650,608

United States Design Patent D650,608
J Robert Scott Cabriole Cabinet Designed by Sally Sirkin Lewis.

Sally Sirkin Lewis Adds New U.S. Design Patent

Los Angeles, California – January 2012 J. Robert Scott, Inc. the internationally known, American luxury furniture and textiles manufacturer announces that the United States Patent Office has issued a Design Patent to designer Sally Sirkin Lewis for her Cabriole Cabinet. 

J. Robert Scott, under the leadership of President, Founder and Hall-of-Fame designer, Sally Sirkin Lewis introduced the Cabriole Cabinet in fall 2010 as part of the Ombré Collection, so named from the French word meaning shadow or shade.  The dramatic 72” (183cm) tall cabinet is shown in excelsior veneer, with Ombré Storm™ finish.  The proprietary finishing technique exhibits subtle gradients in intensity and shade from light to dark, producing a distinctive, individual effect on each wood veneer.  J. Robert Scott’s innovative concept is a design milestone in decorative furniture finishing, and each piece in the Ombré Collection is signed and dated by the designer.  A Utility Patent has been filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

For the past four decades Ms. Lewis, through her company has distinguished herself as a pioneer in the design field and a leading source of originality in American furniture manufacturing.  “We are very proud of the furniture we make, in both quality and style, our products are proof that good design is timeless,” says Ms. Lewis.  “At a time when people are suddenly sensitive to the origin of the products in their homes, I think it is important to note that J. Robert Scott furniture has always been Made in America,” she adds.

US Design Patent D642,811

United States Design Patent D642,811
J Robert Scott Pleats Mirror Designed by Sally Sirkin Lewis.

US Design Patent D645,668

United States Design Patent D645,668
J Robert Scott Darby Bench Designed by Sally Sirkin Lewis.

US Design Patent D642,146

United States Design Patent D642,146

J Robert Scott Ribbed Desk Lamp Designed by Sally Sirkin Lewis

US Design Patent D642,728

United States Design Patent D642,728

J Robert Scott Ribbed Floor Lamp Designed by Sally Sirkin Lewis

US Design Patent D642,324

United States Design Patent D642,324

J Robert Scott Linea Floor Lamp Designed by Sally Sirkin Lewis