David Rockwell, FAIA, has long harbored a fascination with immersive environments. He grew up in the theater—his mother, a vaudeville dancer and choreographer, often cast him in community repertory productions. But when he was 12, David’s family had a dramatic scene change, moving from Deal, New Jersey to Guadalajara, Mexico. There he discovered a whole new world of vibrant marketplaces, street life, and public spaces.
David founded the Rockwell Group in 1984. The 250-person award winning, cross-disciplinary architecture and design practice is based in New York City, with a satellite office in Madrid
Rockwell Group took inspiration for the collection, part of Stellar Works’ Collaboration series, from the roots of the word “valet,” but reinterpreted it for the 21st century – this crafted, unique furniture accommodates the narrative of our lives today. From lounge seating to customizable shelving, each of the 14 pieces in the collection has a streamlined functionality – luxurious embellishments, from leather cords to matte brass hardware, double as subtle tools for living well. Grouped together in endless combinations, the pieces help create natural transitions in the home or hospitality setting, from entry, to work, to play.