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Black Edition by Romo offers exclusively designed collections infused with rich, contemporary elegance. Created for the luxury interiors market Black Edition blends sophisticated textures, innovative weaving techniques and artisan effects with a visionary colour palette.                                                                                                                                                                                          

   
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A culmination of ideas, inspiration and original artwork has been the creative force behind the new Black Edition over the past two years. Origins derived from couture fashion, 20th Century Abstract art, folk embroidery, Indian Ikat designs and Byzantine glass mosaic are all artistically re-imagined and integrated through stunning colour.

With a hand painted look, ombré shading and age-old artisan techniques there is a sense of faded grandeur, whilst the vibrant colour and subtle use of metallic yarns keeps the overall feel sophisticated and modern. Stunning digital prints of large-scale florals are accompanied by intricate embroideries, damask and floral jacquard weaves, spray-dyed velvets and wonderfully tactile multi-coloured stripes.

 

Black Edition has given us the opportunity to be more experimental with qualities, techniques and design in a considered, indi­vidual way. The essence of Romo continues through our signature colour palette and lively, contemporary prints. Black Edition is richer and more tactile, with sumptuous qualities such as velvets and silks giving warmth and luxury. Innovative and new techniques such as digital printing and spray dying have enabled us to create complex designs with intense colour especially created for the luxury interiors market’.   Emily Mould, Design Director. 

 

Marketing and Advertising:


Black Edition collections are launched through our worldwide network of distributors and agents allowing our exclusive collections international brand recognition in over 70 countries.  

Black Edition also has a prominent presence in the market place through flagship showrooms in London, Boston, Florida, New York, Miami, Munich and Cl. Houten, Holland as well as being represented in agent showrooms around the world.  The showrooms enable designers, decorators and their clients to view the complete range of our collections on large hangers, showing the designs and colours to the best effect.

Pattern books and waterfalls are the showcase of our collections and are used by retailers and interior designers across the globe.   All our waterfalls and pattern books are produced in-house at our head office site in Nottingham. By producing our own pattern books we ensure the highest level of quality, maintain excellent stock levels and despatch books both quickly and efficiently.

The company invests annually in high profile advertising campaigns for each brand, in prestigious UK and European interior magazines, to support our customers and maintain brand recognition in the media.

     

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Company Profile: 


Established in 1902,  Romo is a family run business, based in Nottinghamshire, UK. The company designs and markets exclusive furnishing and upholstery fabrics, wallcoverings and trimmings for residential and contract interiors, including classic and contemporary prints, luxurious damasks, silks, jacquards, chenilles, velvets and an extensive range of plain and semi-plain weaves.  There are currently six design houses operating under The Romo Group: Romo, Black Edition, Mark Alexander, Zinc Textile, Villa Nova and Kirkby Design, each with its own signature style and colour palette.  Design creativity and the highest level of product and service are central to the ethos of the company.

The Romo Group collections are available worldwide through selected retailers and designers.

 

History:


The Edwardian era had just dawned when in 1902 Robert Mould, who gave his name to the company, started a small-scale furniture manufacturing business in Nottingham, England.  By the 1930s, the company had become wholesalers to the upholstery industry, supplying furnishing fabrics and components for the manufacture of furniture.  The company continued to evolve until eventually the upholstery manufacturing side of the business ceased completely and the supply of furnishing fabrics became the company's primary focus.  In the 1980s Romo started its own in-house design studio, injecting a more creative approach to design which redefined Romo as the design-led company it is known as today.

 

Today:


Romo remains a family run business today and is currently managed by the founder's great grandson, Jonathan Mould, along with his niece Lindsay and children Felicity, Emily and Jordan. Over 250 people are employed at the warehouse, studio and offices in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham with further offices in London, Germany, The Netherlands and the USA.  Our main fabric stores consist of 3 warehouse units with a combined floor space of 200,000 sq.ft. that hold approximately 250,000 rolls of fabric and wallcoverings.   With additional subsidiaries in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, The Czech Republic and an extensive network of worldwide distributors, Romo is now a recognized international brand in exclusive home furnishings.