Recent visitors to our NYC showroom have had the pleasure of viewing the latest in a long line of imaginative window displays. For years, Luis Valentin has been the creative mastermind behind our window designs. This summer his big idea brings a small-scale beach club to Third Avenue trimmed in tapes, fringes, braids and tassels from our Harbour, Cabana, Twist & Knot, Labyrinth, Carousel, Printemps and Aurelia collections.
The Samuel & Sons Beach Club sets the scene for summertime fun in high style complete with a cast of iconic Gene Dolls. Every detail was considered, down to the tiny Labyrinth towels, impeccably trimmed cushions, even teeny tiny copies of Architectural Digest and Veranda Magazine. Join us in congratulating our creative team on another job well done!
Towels: Labyrinth Border Ottoman: Harbour Crown Knot Frog, Carousel Border Background: French Twist
Aurelia Beaded Fringe and Cabana Ribbed Border
Cabana Ribbed Border
Aurelia Ombré Border and Délicat Silk Moss Fringe
Harbour Crown Knot Frog
Panels: French Twist Front Pillow: Harbour Serpentine Braid layered over French Grosgrain with Annecy Brush Fringe Rear Pillow: Calisto Triple Bead Fringe Life Saver: Printemps Chevron Border and Woven Piping
See our Beach Club display firsthand at our New York Showroom located at 983 Third Avenue.
For information and to request samples of the trimmings pictured, contact your local showroom.
Dreamlike destinations serve as inspiration for Roger Thomas, be it his design of interiors, jewelry, lighting, fabrics, wallcoverings, hardware, or in this instance, hand-beaded, embroidered silk and linen borders. In this, his third collection in collaboration with Samuel & Sons, he drew from the fictional paradise of Shangri-La.
“Inspired by the places I love and by the sheer beauty of these techniques of artisanal craft and handwork, I began drawing the most romantic and timeless effects I could dream. These are the qualities I wanted to evoke in Shangri-La.“
– Roger Thomas
Elements of his designs for Italian jewelry maker SICIS, crafted using an intricate mosaic technique, can be seen above in our Mandarin Cloud Beaded Border.
The Nuvola Cuff Bracelet and Nuvola Necklace by Roger Thomas for SICIS.
China Cloud Embroidered Border trims the tableskirt and seat cushions.
Elysian Embroidered Border (on bench) and China Cloud Embroidered Border (on bed skirt).
China Cloud Embroidered Border
The Shangri-La collection consists of five hand-beaded and embroidered silk and linen borders.
Explore the entire collection here and contact your local showroom to request samples.