J. Robert Scott, the international furniture and textile manufacturer, is celebrating forty years of business. The luxe line was founded in 1972 by designer Sally Sirkin Lewis.
Lewis began her career as an interior designer in the 1970s, but became frustrated when she was unable to find pieces with the style and quality she wanted. Lewis enlisted a small group of craftsmen to realize her own designs, and before long was the first woman to open a showroom on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. Lewis’ designs were a departure from the mass marketed goods of the 70s; she pioneered a fresh approach which came to be known as “California Design”. Pale tones and textures feature in a minimalist fashion, with a keen awareness of design’s relationship to existing architecture. Lewis also translated her appreciation of couture into her upholstery designs, featuring silks, chenilles, fine wools, and rich textural weaves.
With their commitment to luxury and high quality, J. Robert Scott has a longevity in the design world which will set them apart for years to come. Three of the company’s most iconic pieces are featured in our exclusive gallery below.