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ROGER THOMAS “LOST AND FOUND” COLLECTON FOR OW HOSPITALITY MIXES RANGE OF GLOBAL INFLUENCES
DALTON, GA / LAS VEGAS, NV, May 7, 2015 – OW Hospitality introduced Lost and Found, the second ensemble of carpets and rugs created through its partnership with The
Roger Thomas Collection. The OW Hospitality collection draws on designer Roger Thomas’ near-encyclopedic knowledge of world artistic and decorative traditions, which
he sifts and refines to create ingredients for fresh, memorable hospitality environments.
The global mix in his latest Axminster carpet and hand tufted area rug collection for OW Hospitality is especially apt for hospitality environments, notes Thomas. As executive vice president of Wynn Design and Development, Thomas has designed Wynn Resorts in the U.S. and China that mix a myriad of influences for a unique degree of opulence and theatricality. Similarly, motifs in the Lost and Found collection draw from sources including classical antiquity, ancient China, Renaissance Europe and contemporary art, yielding intricate, quiet patterns, as well as bold, even celebratory forms.
“Like favorite legends that we love to hear again and again, beautiful imagery is handed down to us from every great world culture,” Thomas says. As he travels, Thomas continues to study these influences in everyday streetscapes as well as museums and monuments, generating a flow of ideas first sketched in Hermès notebooks always kept close at hand. “I can’t wait to see how designers take the elements woven together in Lost and Found,” the designer says. “Whether in cosmopolitan residential settings or luxurious hotel environments, these designs are intended to evoke the surprise and delight that makes for an unforgettable interior.”
Thomas’ first ensemble for OW Hospitality, Custom Tailored, was inspired by the classic appeal of fine menswear. “This second collection demonstrates why we are always so excited about working with Roger,” said Mike Riley, CEO of OW Hospitality. “The combination of his knowledge of design history, his eye for luxury and his understanding of hospitality needs is unmatched, and with him we continue to develop the most elegant, sophisticated range in the hospitality industry.”
“We’re delighted with the progress of our partnership,” said Art Libera, managing director of The Roger Thomas Collection. “The team at OW Hospitality is a consistently great collaborative partner for us.”
About Roger Thomas and the Roger Thomas Collection
The Roger Thomas Collection Inc. offers products by designer and principal Roger Thomas, a four-time member of the AD100 list of leading designers published by Architectural Digest magazine. Thomas is executive vice president of design for Wynn Design and Development, overseeing design for Wynn Resorts in the United States and China. The Collection’s home furnishings, textiles, accessories, jewelry and other items are made under license by seventeen leading manufacturers in the U.S. and Europe. For details visit TheRogerThomasCollection.com.
About OW Hospitality / Oriental Weavers
Known around the globe for its fashion-forward designs and cutting edge technology, Oriental Weavers is a leading flooring manufacturer specializing in area rugs and hospitality carpeting. The vertically integrated company has delivered products synonymous with high-fashion, quality and value for more than 40 years. OW and OW Hospitality’s parent company, Oriental Weavers Group, is a multi-national collection of companies with manufacturing facilities worldwide. For more information on OW’s product assortment, visit www.owrugs.com and for more information on OWH’s carpet offerings, visit www.owhospitality.com.