Larry Laslo to design for Robert Allen Group
Ray Allegrezza -- Furniture Today, June 16, 2006
New York – In a far-reaching design collaboration, interior and home furnishings designer Larry Laslo will create total room concepts for The Robert Allen Group.
The first licensed collections, to launch in early to mid-2007, will embrace a wide range of decorative fabrics including velvets, leathers, sheers, and outdoor constructions, as well as decorative curtain rods and trimmings.
"There definitely will be a show business element in the collections overall," said the designer, suggesting the collection will follow his design philosophy of timeless contemporary. However, Laslo sees "a definite need for menswear looks in cream to darks, with small geometrics, plains, swirls, as well as overscaled motifs and big florals."
Laslo’s furniture for Ferguson Copeland already is carried in the Robert Allen/ Beacon Hill interior designer showrooms across the country. "Our collaboration with Larry is a natural evolution of the strong working relationship we enjoy in projects including the glamorous Kip’s Bay Show House bedroom he created this year with Robert Allen and Beacon Hill fabrics," said Jeff Cordover, president of The Robert Allen Group.
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