June 1, 2015
A first look at the new collection from Quintus partners Roger Thomas and Jobst Blachy.
Roger Thomas, whom we are proud to represent in his extensive licensing relationships, announced in April an investment in Quintus, a Los Angeles furniture company. So we are looking forward to a chance to see Quintus’ new collection on view June 4 and 5 at WestEdge, a design exhibition in San Francisco.
Of course, Quintus principal Jobst Blachy was at work on those products well before Roger’s involvement became public. “We wanted the collection to have a softer edge to it, not the more typical, harder modern line that is found so frequently in the market,” Jobst says. “Every piece in the collection has a design element that is soft and curved, even slightly feminine.”
Roger, on his blog, reports that he is delighted with the luxurious quality of the new pieces, which add range to Quintus’ existing product lines. At a late May shoot in Los Angeles with photographer Lisa Romerein, he had a great time helping style the presentation. “The luxe quality of the craftsmanship is an integral part of the Quintus experience we are creating – both visually and in the product itself,” he says. “Lisa’s pictures do a great job capturing these exquisite, modernist designs.”
The new designs continue to build upon the existing collection’s strengths, showcasing exceptional attention to detail and a mix of classical and modern design influences and emphasizing quality and craftsmanship. Roger says he loves the accents of parchment, brass, and hardware from the talented folks at Rocky Mountain Hardware.
The debut at WestEdge reflects a novel aspect of Quintus’ approach. Instead of opening a typical showroom, or selling through a multi-line showroom, Quintus will be selling direct to Bay Area designers through its local sales director, focusing on delivering exceptional responsiveness and service. Participation in shows such as WestEdge will build awareness and visibility. We’re intrigued by this response to the changes in interior design marketing, and look forward to seeing the collection, and the Bay Area design public’s response, at WestEdge this week.