Wynn Design and Development executive Roger Thomas is probably not taking too much of a gamble with his new collection with Rocky Mountain Hardware, a leading manufacturer of hand-cast, art-grade bronze architectural elements. Called Flute, the new collection for doors and cabinetry is Thomasʼ second collaboration with the manufacturer. Known for his interiors for famed luxury resorts such as Encore Las Vegas and Encore Macau, Thomas also has several product collections on the market. In addition to his first successful collection, the designer has another reason for wanting to work with Rocky Mountain again — the manufacturer is “basically based in the backyard” of his Ketchum, Idaho vacation home.
Named for the fluted (or grooved) detailing that characterizes ancient architectural columns, the collection captures Thomasʼ affinity for referencing classical elements. Flute, which works for both residential and commercial projects, includes 14 lever, pull, grip, and knob designs in an array of sizes with complementary escutcheons for door applications.