Robert Allen Contract, designer Nix align for new Beverly Boulevard collection
Retail Editor 2 -- Home Textiles Today, 6/18/2012 8:56:57 AM
New York - Robert Allen Contract continus to expand its library of guest brand collections with the recently inked, exclusive collaboration with hospitality designer Kirk Nix.
Nix, principal of KNA Design Studio, is an award-winning designer based in Los Angeles.
Robert Allen Contract said he "brings both his years of design experience in properties across the globe and his distinctive personal flair" the new "and sexy" Beverly Boulevard collection.
"We are thrilled to bring such a talent into the Robert Allen Contract brand of guest designers," said Robert Allen Design Group ceo Philip Kowalczyk. "The luxury and creativity Nix brings to this collaboration is beyond compare, and we look forward to seeing huge success for this collection."
The Beverly Boulevard collection features jewel-toned velvets, unusual metallic accents and geometric motifs that were drawn from the KNA Design Studio inspiration boards. The company added that its new Beverly Boulevard "is truly a celebration of the textures, colors and patterns that make a luxury hotel experience memorable and exciting."
The collection was first shown at Robert Allen Contract's booth at the 2012 HD Expo in Las Vegas, which was held May 15 to 17. It spans a number of upholstery fabrics as well as two drapery sheers and a coordinated outdoor Sunbrella Contract fabric.
"Before designing this collection, I let my imagination run wild," Nix said. "Every property is rich with stories untold. I wanted to create a collection that would evoke those feelings of luxury, privacy and fun."
Nix added that he used this collaboration "as an opportunity to envision the one-of-a-kind fabrics" that would bring his dream hotel to life. To create the collection, he looked to everything from reptile skins and ancient Japanese kimonos to the infinite revolution of time and the digital versus the real. With names like "Rockstar" and "No Photos Please," the patterns in Beverly Boulevard embody luxury and celebrity. The resort-inspired color palettes are named: 14 Karat, Deep Sea Dive, Black Tie, Riviera, Rare Orchid, Poison Ivy, Absinthe, Limoncello, and Koi.
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