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08/31/16


J. ROBERT SCOTT WELCOMES VICTORIA BAIN EMBROIDERED TEXTILES

J. Robert Scott, Inc. the internationally known luxury furniture and textile manufacturer announces representation of artisanal British manufacturer Victoria Bain Embroidered Textiles in our company owned showrooms in the United States and United Kingdom.


J. Robert Scott is proud to introduce Victoria Bain Embroidered Textiles in our showrooms in the US and UK.  This partnership will provide a totally customizable option to clients wishing to embellish or personalize the textiles in their interior environments.


Since 1994, under the direction of owner, founder Victoria Bain, the company has mastered the use of innovative embroidery in patterns that are both formal, and classical.  The patterns all originate in a hand drawing and then with a mix of either hand or machine embroidery they are brought to life. “I have always been drawn to the capability of stitch, be that hand or machine work, and the rich variety of texture and pattern that it can create.” says Bain “A stitch for me is a means of expressing an original idea in a very personal way.”


“The addition of embroideries to the luxury items we offer is a great opportunity for those clients looking for a bespoke design element.” explains Richard Chilcott, CEO of J. Robert Scott. Ms. Bain’s work can be requested on many of the textile qualities offered through J. Robert Scott showrooms including selections of JRS Superkidskin™ and cow hide. Victoria Bain Embroidered Textiles have been incorporated into residential, yacht, and hospitality settings.


ABOUT VICTORIA BAIN EMBROIDERED TEXTILES


Victoria Bain Embroidered Textiles is a luxury design studio producing exquisitely embroidered fabrics for the home. With a Couture Parisian background, and inspired by the Atelier of Lesage, one of the greatest embroiderers of our time, Victoria established her Company in 1994.  The Studio is based in Highgate in North London.


Victoria’s unparalleled knowledge of embroidery stitch and her attention to detail has brought her high acclaim and her work features in high end residential projects to luxury property developments around the world. Her work also covers luxury and boutique hotels, working with hotel groups such as the Four Seasons, The Sandy Lane, Barbados, Rocco Forte Hotels, and The Dorchester, amongst others.


The Inspiration behind Victoria’s designs stem from her passion for art history. British archives, and stately homes, so rich in design inspiration, often shape her starting point. Each design is meticulously researched and techniqued. All designs are initially hand drawn as Victoria is ‘a great believer in the hand-touch over mechanical CAD touch’, it allows for an organic rhythm that at times she feels is unattainable through computer software. That saying for the machine worked embroidery the artwork is then scanned in and worked over stitch wise with computer software but only in order to make sure that every stitch is considered and blended correctly, she is keen that the finished product will almost pass for hand-work. Hand work is created by highly skilled Sari workers in Southern India.  Each of her Collections are produced by teams that are able to technically achieve the standards and to push the boundaries dictated by Victoria. The ‘off the peg’ designs are created by a team in Europe, with the ‘made to measure’ offer, produced in the UK for fast turnaround and outstanding quality control.
Superyacht designers are attracted to the ‘couture arm’ of the Company and Victoria regularly creates custom items for both upholstery and curtaining.


Beauty and a beautiful home are central to the Company’s philosophy. The Company believes that ‘beauty is found in the detail’.


Victoria Bain



08/09/16


J. ROBERT SCOTT WELCOMES TEXTURES IN WALLCOVERING

J. Robert Scott, Inc. the internationally known luxury furniture and textile manufacturer announces representation of hand-crafted wallcovering brand Textures in Wallcovering in our showrooms in selected United States cities and United Kingdom.


For the last several years owner, designer James Girouard along with his son and partner, Tyler have patiently silk screened some of the most imaginative and tactile luxury wallcoverings for the design community.  Textures in Wallcovering offers exquisite wall coverings for residential and commercial use that can be customized in terms of color and patterns. The 3 dimensional motifs are richly embossed, and often incorporate grass cloth, silk and shimmer with metallic paint.  “We select various materials that are commonplace here in south Florida, like the palm, and certain leaves and of course sand and shells.” Explains Girouard, “My goal is to introduce a taste of nature in these handmade papers, which transforms the interior space and transports the people who experience it.”


“We see a desire in our clients to include texture and dimension in their custom design work.” Says Richard Chilcott, C.E.O. of J. Robert Scott “The quality of this artisanal wallcovering is superior to anything we have seen in the marketplace and a great addition to our bespoke American brand offering.”  The patterns and dimensional designs include traditional baroque motifs, geometric and random prints resembling stucco and old world plaster. 
 

ABOUT TEXTURES IN WALLCOVERING


James Girouard started his design career in 1980; he has designed homes for the past 36 years all along the east coast. From a young age his parents could see the creativity their son exhibited, and urged him to pursue a career in design. He would create room settings as a child, and then rearrange the furniture when his parents went out to dinner. Seeing this talent his mother urged him to take a basic design course in high school, which gave him the groundwork and structure for his natural gifts.


James entered a talent competition with 80 aspiring design students sponsored by legendary department store G. Fox & Company. He was awarded first place, and a scholarship. His award winning design was displayed in the “CT House” in Hartford the state capital.  This acknowledgement of his design ability ignited his creative pilot light, and encouraged him to commit to his future career.


Upon graduating from design school James moved to New York City and began working for prestigious Casa Bella Imports, in their three floor gallery in the New York Design Center. After three years immersing himself in the field of high end furnishings, he established his own design firm, James Girouard Design Associates. Girouard built a solid reputation with his clients and as his design firm grew, he found that there were no resources for high quality textural wallcovering.


With his entrepreneurial spirit and a clear vision of what the market needed, he set about creating highly detailed artisan wallcoverings for his own projects and to offer to the design community. Before long he enlisted his son Tyler, the two partnered in this creative process to develop and market the line of American made hand crafted artisan papers.  In four short years, Textures in Wallcovering has developed its brand of imaginative designs and patterns in an industry that constantly requires the most sophisticated and custom solutions, with absolute quality.


Textures in Wallcovering is manufactured in Palm Beach, Florida.  Currently the brand is represented in several cities in the United States, and will open in the London showroom of J. Robert Scott in September 2016. For locations or to learn more, visit Textures in Wallcovering




08/08/16


Advertising Update

Please see the inside front cover of the July issue of Modern Luxury Interiors Texas. 
Featuring our Grotto Collection designed by Sally Sirkin Lewis. 

Modern Luxury Interiors Texas
 


08/02/16


Advertising Update

Please see the inside back cover of the August ~ September issue of Interiors Magazine. 
Featuring our new textiles. 

Patterns shown here (from Left)
#5033 2/3 Stripe – Branch, #5031 Paws – Char
#5032 Paws – Branch & #5030 2/3 Stripe - Char.
Designed by Sally Sirkin Lewis.

Interiors Digital



Events

10/04/16


Design Chicago Save The Date | Chicago

The Midwest’s Largest Annual Interior Design Event
 
Mark your calendar for two days of design inspiration and education. Get inspired with featured presentations and showroom events debuting the newest products and displaying the hottest trends.

Don’t miss an exclusive opening event and Ones To Watch Awards ceremony celebrating the best in Chicago design.
 
Save The Date: October 4 & 5

Pre Register Today
Registration is required to attend



09/18/16


London Design Centre Chelsea Harbour FOCUS/16 | London

Save the date.
London Design Centre Chelsea Harbour FOCUS/16
September 18th ~ 23rd

Monday 19, September 2016
4:00pm

We are opening our new showroom in the Centre Dome & introducing new brand discoveries!

Unit 116A Centre Dome, First Floor
Design Centre Chelsea Harbour

FOCUS 16



06/28/16


SuperYacht DESIGN Week | London

 Design Centre Chelsea Harbour hosts SuperYacht DESIGN Week.
A dynamic platform for the superyacht design community's leading creative minds. 

J Robert Scott is pleased to be participating in the 2016 Superyacht Design Week, at our showroom at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour.  See the Superyacht Design Week website for registration  information - Superyacht Design Week

28 - 30 June 2016





06/08/16


D&D Building Spring Market Open House | New York

New York Decoration & Design Building Spring Market 2016.

Join us during Spring Market 2016 for Open House.


Wednesday, June 8th


We are pleased to present the
Introduction of the Grotto Collection

The D&D Building
J. Robert Scott, Inc Showroom
979 Third Avenue 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022
212.755.4910