Every time I fly to Sun Valley, I drive by the headquarters of Rocky Mountain Hardware near the airport in Hailey, so I was curious to see the new line they created with San Francisco-based furniture designer Ted Boerner. Rocky Mountain founder Patsy Nickum along with Boerner hosted a talk at the Ted Boerner showroom as part of the New York Design Center’s “What’s New, What’s Next” event last week. In the early stages of the development, Boerner started with the concept that hardware is the “jewelry” of a piece of furniture. “It allows the person to connect, it’s what we touch and what we see first,” Boerner said. “It’s not only visual, but it functions.” The entirely hand-made line consists of five collections and is available through Ted Boerner’s New York showroom, which also carries the entire line of Rocky Mountain Hardware, that company’s first partnership with an outside showroom.
In other news at the event, Ted Boerner recently started carrying edgy, Glasgow-based wallpaper and fabric line Timorous Beasties as well as a beautiful line of ceramics from Bay Area artist Erin McGuiness.