Functionally modern designer Roric Tobin gives his wintery picks for the home.
Sought after by Fortune 500 clients and some of the most prominent families in the world for his contemporary yet practical style, Roric Tobin started his career as a design assistant at Geoffrey Bradfield’s renowned firm. After making a name for himself and ultimately becoming a partner, Tobin last year added furniture designer to his name, creating custom, made-to-order pieces. To help offset the dreary monotony of winter, Tobin picks his favorite home goods with pops of bright blue.
“The glazing on this stunning vase combines organic motifs with an unparalleled level of refinement.” Vallauris terra-cotta vase, price upon request, Lorin Marsh, 200 Lexington Ave.
“Starting with a sparkling, jewel-like agate slab, the Solitaire table brings color and energy into a room.” Solitaire table, $9,800, Roric Tobin Designs, 227 E. 57th St.
“The ombre in the blue glass of the pendant makes it a fantastic accent light where you need a small fixture to have big impact.” Cambridge pendant, $3,947, by Fuse Lighting at Dennis Miller Associates, 200 Lexington Ave.
“Who doesn’t love the warmth and softness of a hide rug?” Agata rug, $8,640, Roric Tobin Designs, 227 E. 57th St.
“These somewhat whimsical tables are rendered so beautifully that they are like a sculptural accent.” Nénuphar tables, $22,500, by Paula Swinnen at Bernd Goeckler, 30 E. 10th St.
Photography by: Portrait by Eric van den Brulle; Paula Swinnen photo by Katja Hirche; all other photos courtesy of brands