June 22nd, 2016
Contact: June Lockhart-Triolo
Marketing Manager / Art Director
Media & Marketing Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
J. ROBERT SCOTT WELCOMES COUNTESS VON ECKERMANN
Los Angeles, California - June 22, 2016 J. Robert Scott, Inc. the internationally known luxury furniture and textile manufacturer founded by hall-of-fame designer and company president, Sally Sirkin Lewis is pleased to announce representation of Swedish luxury textiles brand, Countess von Eckermann in our company-owned showrooms in the United States and United Kingdom.
J. Robert Scott is a destination location for the finest hand crafted custom furnishings. The inclusion of the exquisite hand loomed Countess von Eckermann products for the home is a natural marriage of heritage, and elegance. “The design community has long considered J. Robert Scott a trusted resource for highly customized and personal service.” says Ms. Lewis, “Now we can offer an even greater asset to those in search of the ultimate in specialty textiles.”
Founded in 1950 by Countess Ebba von Eckermann, the textiles enterprise was a means to open the doors of commerce to the women whose husbands worked on the estates in the Swedish countryside. The tradition of weaving was a long established skill, and the Countess had a gift for fashion that created a synergy of style and commitment to the community. The customizable textiles (throws, pillows, and also available in yardage) are entirely hand woven of cashmere, virgin wool, and silk, many on the same looms originally used by the Countess. The signature finished pieces are bound by the highest quality goatskin which has been prepared with attention to the environmentally-friendly, natural tanning process. The resulting textiles are sophisticated, visually rich and a tactile example of true luxury. (www.countessvoneckermann.com/history.html)
As a heritage brand operating in the modern world, Countess von Eckermann is firmly committed to sustainability and social consciousness. The philosophical foundation of the company has never strayed from the values established decades ago, and now the brand has been entrusted to the hands of Carl von Eckermann, Countess Ebba’s grandson. “We found an ideal partnership with J. Robert Scott to showcase our home products and yardage, because we both know the true meaning of exclusivity, and luxury in textiles.” says Carl. “We are proud to offer Countess von Eckermann textiles to a new audience, with the promise of beauty and enjoyment.” (http://www.countessvoneckermann.com/the-history-movie.html)
ABOUT COUNTESS VON ECKERMANN
Countess von Eckermann is a Swedish sustainable luxury brand focused on handwoven textile for interior design and home decor. The brand was originally founded by Countess Ebba von Eckermann in 1950, in the small village of Ripsa in the Swedish countryside.
All products are locally handwoven and handmade of the finest materials available, such as cashmere, silk and thin vegetable tanned leather. Countess von Eckermann’s unique products are recognized by sophisticated design and the use of handcrafted leather details. Besides exclusivity and design, the brand also rests on a profound and sincere sense of responsibility, both towards its local community and the environment.
For more information, please visit www.countessvoneckermann.com
ABOUT SALLY SIRKIN LEWIS AND J. ROBERT SCOTT, INC.
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, Dallas, and London, and representation in 16 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 700 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.”
For additional company and product information, please visit www.jrobertscott.com
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