Roger Thomas Introduces Outdoor Collection for Walters Wicker
Comfort and Practicality for Al Fresco Relaxation
Roger Thomas, advocate for art and architectural preservation and founder of his eponymous brand, debuts his sophomore collection for Walters Wicker, the Gondola Collection. Named after the gondolas of the Great Canal in Venice, the pieces are composed of elegant curves and handwoven Rhino round rope seats. Consisting of six outdoor seating options with Thomas’ signature luxury and comfort, the introductions include a lounge chair, sofa, chaise, dining chair, counter stool, and bar stool.
Calling on his experience creating lavish escapes during his 40 year tenure designing properties for Wynn Resorts, Thomas considers the function, comfort, and durability of each piece when finalizing their design. The resulting pieces invite leisure-filled hours spent lounging poolside, sharing time in the sun with friends, or al fresco dining.
“Whether at a large resort or a backyard pool, the Gondola Collection is designed with the timeless elegance of the Venetian gondolas,” says Roger Thomas. “The initial inspirations, taken from their classic shape and the ropes used to secure the boats along the canal, were refined over many iterations into their sophisticated final forms.”
Walters Wicker Director, Adam Schindler adds, “Roger’s introductions embody our commitment to creating relaxation and retreat. Crafted from materials to withstand outdoor use and functional forms, the collection aligns perfectly with the Walters’ design and quality values.”
The Gondola Collection is available in 22 rope color variations and 10 finish options for the teak wood frames. The complete collection is available at www.walterswicker.com.
About the Roger Thomas Collection
Renowned designer and Executive Vice President Emeritus of Design and Development at Wynn Hotels and Resorts, Roger Thomas, founded Roger Thomas Collection as a source for home, luxury, and outdoor design. The company has completed award-winning licensed designs with twenty-three esteemed brands, such as Quintus, Speakman, Rocky Mountain Hardware, Samuel & Sons, Labrazel, Global Views, Boyd Lighting, Walters, and Koroseal, and Fabric Innovations. The Roger Thomas Collection features products that are hand-sketched and designed by Thomas for both residential and hospitality spaces. He has been named 5 times to the prestigious AD100, Interior Design Hall of Fame and Hospitality Design Platinum Circle. Thomas is Chair of the Collection committee and on the founding Board of the Las Vegas Art Museum, a current member of the Board of Trustees for The Neon Museum of Las Vegas, where he serves as chair of the Collection Committee and a member of the Italian Board of Directors of Venetian Heritage, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Venice’s cultural legacy. For more information, visit https://therogerthomascollection.com/.
About Walters Wicker
Walters started in Manhattan over 85 years ago as a family-run upholstery and repair shop. Holding strong to the founder’s reverent knack for design and décor, it has since acquired a style that delivers on retreat and relaxation. Walters’ hospitality business embraces collaborations with top architects and designers creating looks as unique as your vision. Likewise, its luxury home furnishings effortlessly bring vacation-like moments into your family’s indoor and outdoor spaces. The outdoor living space is often the largest room of the home and where some of life’s most vacation-like moments happen. Walters specializes in making sure your home delivers on those vacation-like moments every day of the year. Allow Walters to transform your outdoor room into a space of personal retreat and relaxation.
Walters has owned and operated a brick and mortar store in Manhattan since 1935. Catering heavily to the outdoor space, the Walters showroom offers a vast selection of styles from over 25 different brands. Pieces range from traditional to contemporary, with many materials to choose from. Visit the Walters Showroom at 979 Third Avenue, Suite 538, New York, NY 10022.
Walters is the US distributor for Manutti (Belgium), Ethimo (Italy), Drucker (France), and BOX Furniture.