Lauren Rottet’s Fascio Collection for Visual Comfort & Co. at High Point, Design Edge Summit
~ Rottet, Visual Comfort & Co.’s Newest Design Partner, Takes LED Technology to New Levels of Contemporary Warmth ~
Lauren Rottet, internationally celebrated Hall of Fame designer and interior architect, is sought after for her luxurious, yet contemporary style. Rottet’s eye for detail and proportion coupled with her choice of unique materials have become trademarks of the cutting-edge products she creates for her hospitality and residential projects. Lighting has always been a fundamental component of her designs for interiors and she is particularly excited to launch this collection with Visual Comfort & Co. as the company’s newest design partner. Visual Comfort offers the industry’s widest range of incomparable lighting choices of extraordinary quality.
“Lighting has been integral to the many interiors I have designed,” says Rottet. “I’ve always loved glass and am fascinated by the techniques that produce glass tubes and rods.”
Rottet’s new Fascio Collection, which translates into “bundle” in Italian, is comprised of faceted glass tubes and rods that are bound and produced as sconces, pendant lights, chandeliers and a floor lamp. The Fascio Single Pendant and Large Floor Lamp are the newest additions to the line, which is available to ship now.
At first glance, the lights appear simple, but they are technologically complex to design and engineer. “The technology wasn’t there to do these even three years ago – the Fascio Collection is a true exploration,” advises Rottet.
The challenge was to utilize LED technology and improve upon it, removing the glare, yet not allowing it to appear too flat. The result is a beautiful incandescent, ambient light that radiates a glow from its center, while fading as it reaches the fixture’s edge.
The collection is contemporary, yet warm, well-proportioned and perfectly detailed. It is manufactured out of highly refined, watery smooth cut crystal wrapped in textured and smooth brass sleeves in a choice of Polished Nickel, Hand-rubbed Antique Brass and Bronze finishes.
“We are very much looking forward to the success of our collaboration with Lauren Rottet; her collection promises to be as important as her contributions to the design industry,” concludes Andy Singer, founder and president, Visual Comfort & Co.
To View at High Point: Visual Comfort & Co. Showroom, C&D Building, 2nd fl.
Also, Lauren Rottet is speaking at the IFDA Educational Foundation Design Edge Summit along with Young Huh and Sheila Bridges. Link here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designedge-summit-tickets-62849073270, 3 CEU credits.
About Lauren Rottet: Lauren Rottet is the Founding Principal and President of Rottet Studio, an international architecture and interior design firm, which has been recognized as one of the Top 3 Most Admired Design Firms in the World. The firm has an extensive portfolio of residential, hospitality, corporate and maritime projects for the world’s leading companies and brands, including: Goldman Sachs, Disney, BGC3, New York Stock Exchange, Target, Four Seasons, Langham, Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Belmond, Viking Ocean Cruises and more. “Rottet is facile whether it’s a client’s private home or a million-square-foot project. I am not sure I have seen someone who is as skilled in such a wide vernacular of design styles from contemporary minimal to elegantly traditional in such an authentic manner. Thus why I suggested to her the title of her book – Authentic Design,” Paul Goldberger. Rottet’s product designs have earned her many accolades, including Interior Design’s Best of Year, four gold medals for Best of NeoCon and four Chicago Athenaeum Awards. She serves on the board of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.