I was intrigued by the transparent effect of watercolors, and I wanted to translate the concept of a seamless color transition to wood veneer
Los Angeles, California (Vocus) September 24, 2010
J. Robert Scott, Inc. the internationally known luxury furniture and textile manufacturer announces the introduction of Ombré, a ground-breaking achievement in decorative furniture finishing.
After three years of development, the company, under the leadership of President, Founder and Hall-of-Fame designer, Sally Sirkin Lewis Architectural Digest Sally Sirkin Lewis Profile unveils the proprietary finishing technique on selected new designs. “I was intrigued by the transparent effect of watercolors, and I wanted to translate the concept of a seamless color transition to wood veneer,” explains Ms. Lewis. The resulting finishes accentuate the inherent characteristics of the wood and exhibit subtle gradients in intensity and shade from dark to light, producing a distinctive, individual effect on each veneer.
In French, the word ombré means shadow or shade. The term, ombré is commonly used in the field of textiles to refer to a color effect that is generally produced by arranging different tones of threads or fibers in the warp of a woven fabric.
J. Robert Scott’s innovative concept has never been attempted as a decorative furniture finish, and marks a milestone in the design field. Ombré Veneer is offered in select colorways, but rather than associate the finishes with a specific color, Ms. Lewis has chosen to christen them with the evocative names Ombré Daybreak™, Ombré Twilight ™, Ombré Mist ™, Ombré Thunder™, and Ombré Storm ™. Because of the nature of this proprietary technique, a Utility Patent has been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to safeguard the process. A U.S. Utility Patent is pending. United States Patent and Trade Office.
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 27 cities in 18 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 100,000 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 Superkidskinä among nearly 900 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 http://www.jrobertscott.com
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