One of my favorite modern vintage furniture shops in Buffalo is launching its own line of furniture and home goods. Ró, located in the Elmwood Village, has been experimenting with its lines for years, tweaking and twisting its image into a sophisticated, hybrid rustic-infused look that manages to complement a wide variety of retro modern settings.
Those efforts have led to the creation of a series of works that are just now being introduced by a mash-up of three designers Hayley Carrow-Janecki, Colleen Toledano and Norman Cramer – who will be introducing their new line at the store on May 2, 2015, at 7pm. The line will include textiles, ceramics and furniture, inspired by Danish Modern, Welsh, Japanese and modern American influences.
According to artist and designer Carrow-Janecki, “This grouping of talented artisans is an opportunity to push the boundaries in terms of artistic expression. There is a harmony infused in the collection which is seen from the inspiration of earth’s beauty, and how we take what resources we’ve been given and apply them to what we believe in.”
The new line of custom Ró creations consists of:
Handmade textiles, which are inspired by the Scandinavian lifestyle. The artisan is Hayley Carrow-Janecki, owner of Ró. The textiles are 100% linen and hand dyed with natural pigments.
Handcrafted bowls, serving trays, cups, and vases, created by mixed media ceramic artist Colleen Toledano, an Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo State. “I have created pieces that allow people to escape to a quieter place from their commonly hectic lives.”
Norman Cramer has created a 5o line of furniture that pays homage to the simplicity of the classic Danish designers of the mid-twentieth century. “My focus was to develop a simple yet elegant design that is environmentally sustainable, easily assembled and lasting through generations.”