Spring Colour from Paris

Spring Colour from Paris

January 30, 2015

We are just back from Paris, and from Maison & Objet. Our heads are full of ideas from the fresh new colour trends we have seen. There are many emerging interior colour trends for 2015, and this is one of the stongest. Pastels have been around for a few seasons, and it appears they are here to … Read More

Red Red Red…

Red Red Red…

December 12, 2014

Carmine, Crimson, Raspberry, Ruby, Scarlet. Call it what you will, it’s red, and undoubtedly for Roger Oates, it’s one of our most important colours. Of course neutral shades play a crucial part in our collection but when it comes to stairs, red is number one.  Many of our best known, longest-running, favourite designs are predominantly … Read More

Making the London Collection – Part 3

Making the London Collection – Part 3

August 6, 2014

Fitzroy – A Stair Runner With Wow Factor The design process varies from one person to the next,  for us it quite often varies from design to design.   There are no rules, there is no set path to follow.  When conceiving a design, we begin with an unadulterated idea.  Something very raw and often really off-the-wall. We … Read More

Making The London Collection – Part 2

Making The London Collection – Part 2

July 24, 2014

How Do Roger Oates Design a New Collection? We began with a question. What does a modern border look like? The design ‘Franklin’ is composed of two main elements.  The giant stripe design is the less complicated element, it took only about ten samples to arrive at the final version. Ten samples is pretty fast … Read More

Making The London Collection – Part 1

Making The London Collection – Part 1

July 7, 2014

The new collection is just into production, the results will be ready for photography shortly, so it seems the perfect opportunity to give you a little background. It’s called the London Collection, and contains 4 designs: Flaxman, Fulham, Franklin and Fitzroy, as in the London dialing codes used before telephone numbers were extended. We’ll begin … Read More

Roger Oates Collection 2014 Preview

Roger Oates Collection 2014 Preview

May 1, 2014

So hello again world, we’ve been a little quiet on Stairs and Stripes recently. This is mainly due to two reasons, finalising this years new flooring collection (alongside our upcoming new upholstery and accessory fabrics) and our obsession with Monochrome – the quest to get the new black and white designs to sit ‘just right’. … Read More

Contradiction of Silence

Contradiction of Silence

March 7, 2014

See here for Alexander Ekman’s video for Bolon’s new collection “Silence”

The Perfect Stripes?

The Perfect Stripes?

December 11, 2013

Could these be the perfect stripes? They are fresh, vibrant and really well balanced.  As this inspirational image of Debora Muller in Jil Sander has adorned out studio wall for some time our opinion would have to be, yes.