Encore Launches Romp Occasional Tables Designed by Gower + Woolf
Encore’s Romp Occasional Tables are a Rollicking Good Time
Elevating traditional elements of utilitarian design with a playful ﬂair and modern materials, Encore’s Romp occasional table collection embodies artful simplicity,
Marking the company’s ﬁrst collaboration with Gower + Woolf, an American integrative design ﬁrm recently launched by industry veterans Andrew Gower and Paul Woolf Boettiger, the vision for Romp centered around the concept of resourcefulness, speciﬁcally the inventive use of materials. The designers were challenged to ﬁnd creative ways to build a more efficient and effective product that was unassuming, yet still retained a high degree of visual appeal.
To achieve this, the decision was made to take simple shapes and recast them in subtly clever ways. Thin, solid metal rod legs were laser welded together in pairs, while a 14-gauge steel rimmed tray added depth and dimension to a basic circular top shape. The inset surface material, available in veneer, laminate or solid surface, offers the ability to create bold contrasting looks or more sophisticated tone-on-tone combinations to satisfy a wide range of applications and aesthetic preferences.
Table diameters include 21”, 30” and 36”, all of which are available in 16” and 18” heights, with frame ﬁnish options in 13 standard and premium colors. The durable construction and high level of craftsmanship also ensure a long product life cycle, adding to the collection’s sustainability story and in keeping with Encore’s long-term overall strategy.
“The beauty in Romp’s design lies in the details,” says Casey Journigan, Encore President. “It’s visually interesting without being overly complicated, which naturally allows it to ﬁt in just about anywhere, from hotel lobbies and lounges to healthcare applications, educational environments, corporate offices and beyond.”
The ﬁrst of three collaborations between Encore and Gower + Woolf to be introduced this year, Romp is rollicking fun, adding dimension and lightness to its surroundings and resulting in a collection that’s truly worthy of its name.
Located in Southern California, Encore provides innovative seating and table products for today’s ever- changing environments, from corporate offices and educational institutions, to hospitality spaces, healthcare facilities and beyond. What began as a small task and guest seating company in 1999, quickly evolved to encompass a broader range of products from lounge and modular seating to tables, benches and more.
As part of the Arcadia family-owned and operated business, the Encore brand signiﬁes modern styling with light-scale, on-trend designs. We share in the commitment to uphold intelligent environmental policies and practices, ensuring all our products are held to the highest standards, in-step with California’s progressive sustainability objectives. And together, our mission is to provide value beyond furniture, through customized solutions, responsiveness to customer needs and demonstrating high levels of care to reﬂect our appreciation for those we serve.
With a corporate and manufacturing facility located in Southern California, a permanent showroom in the Merchandise Mart, Chicago, as well as representation in independently run showrooms across most major metropolitan areas, Encore Seating is well-positioned to support dealers and designers throughout the country.