Robert Allen launches new hues with Maison&Objet debut
UpholsteryJournalMag.com | January 16, 2013
Robert Allen is starting 2013 with its Maison&Objet debut. Through the introduction of its 2013 Spring Color Library collection, the brand is showcasing its color and vision for the future of design. The collection’s colors draw inspiration from the saturated tones found in an artist’s pure pigments. New introductions Turquoise, Cobalt, Fuchsia and Viridian will take the stage for the Maison launch.
“The cornerstone of the Robert Allen brand is color,” notes CEO Philip Kowalczyk. “This collection marks the 30th year of Color Library introductions, showcasing our long-term dedication to being at the forefront of color.”
A luscious and vibrant green, Viridian recalls the deep spring green used by artists like de Kooning and Van Gogh. Viridian stems from the Latin word “viridis,” meaning “green,” and was first recorded as a color name in 1860s England. This shade falls in line with current trends but maintains a classic and livable tone.
“This collection reflects two key trends - tone on tone and pattern on pattern,” remarks Robert Allen Vice President of Design Christy Almond, “Viridian is a punchy green that’s perfectly in tune with the current bold and bright design aesthetic you find in cutting-edge interiors and on today’s runways. It is unexpected, yet easy to understand.”
With the addition of Turquoise, a gemstone green-cast blue, and Cobalt, a take on a traditional blue with roots in ceramics, Viridian can be mixed to create a lush space of blue hues. When paired with Fuchsia, a pink harkening to summer flowers and modern art, Viridian allows for a pop of color in a combination.
The line includes statement designs and unique coordinates that encourage pattern-on-pattern mixing for practical canvas, velvet and linen solids.