Zimmer + Rohde

Outdoor Geometrics; Etamine Collection, Itineraires; Travers Collection, Stanmore
March 1, 2013

Zimmer + Rohde, Outdoor Geometrics

Inspired by the geometry of ethnic motifs, influenced by elements from art and nature GEOMETRICS presents textile creations which are both elegant and timeless. Zimmer + Rohde’s second OUTDOOR or IN collection takes indoors out, making outdoors a particularlycomfortable part of your home

Etamine Collection, Itinéraires

Pamir. The ancient Silk Route has been a great source of inspiration for the textile arts and the Pamir collection reworks its motifs and colours in extrovert, exuberant and chic combinations. Origins and references are mixed together, spontaneously recomposing shapes and patterns in minimal or oversized scale. Juxtaposing silky and mat fibres within its materials Pamir’s textile compositions exude a freewheeling shimmery elegance. In this vibrant and luminous ode to the art of colour there is daring and impertinence that offer opportunities to create atmospheres with strong personality!

Ulysse. Evoking stories of lands as they meet the seas and deep ocean adventures, the stripes, embroideries and prints of the Ulysse collection float in the wind like seafaring tales. These fresh, dynamic textiles with seaside atmospheres of holiday homes also add a certain chic to relaxed lofts or houses with a reworked classic mood. Stripes in different scales, a floral-nautical motif and graphic embroidery can easily be combined with Jules and Jade, two comfortable, timeless Faux-Uni weaves offered in many colours. The focus of the Ulysse collection is on linen – an ancient fibre – as a ground for embroidery in Du nes , a print base for Flots , in structured yarns for Chimere or Craie, slightly open worked for Songe and in discreet blends for transparent curtains. A quick escape to an energetic, elegant universe in a straightforward palette of blue, red, grey, taupe and ochre associated with ecru, white or linen.

Jules – Jade. These essential Faux-Uni seating fabrics are comfortable and resistant: either for the ikat-style, bayadere stripes of Jules or the sober basketweave effects of Jade. These smooth mellow jacquard fabrics can be combined easily with the Pamir and Ulysse patterns and with previous Etamine collections.

Travers Collection, Stanmore

The Travers Stanmore Collect ion is a four book series introducing spring of 2013. The collection was inspired by a design trip to India where our designer attended an exhibit on the famous fashion photographer, Norman Parkinson, called “Pink is the Navy Blue of India.”

The Stanmore Collect ion evokes effortless elegance, and a sense of the unexpected with three dimensional laser cut floral motifs appliqued on linen paring with sumptuous jacquard velvets, silk chine prints, and fresh cotton percale grounds for prints. Three dimensional effects, highlighting hand stitchery techniques for embroideries, and colour combinations, such as: raspberry, coral, mandarin, slate, powder blues, silver greys and truffle translate beautifully into the prints, wovens and embroideries offering the designer a plethora of options.