About Lauren & Rottet Collection
Hall of Fame, Lauren Rottet FAIA FIIDA, one of the most celebrated Designers of our time, teamed with her Studio to start Rottet Collection in 2017. It was first introduced to the commercial realm. Now with over 40 luxury hotels and the world’s best residential addresses, Rottet Collection turns the focus to the home.
Rottet’s background as first an artist and then an architect/designer influences the way she approaches design holistically. She considers purpose/function, researches past and future, considers the materials, construction and then develops a strong design around which every detail follows.
Rottet describes her design to be like a musical score with the composition unfolding different notes as it is perused. Her work is highly influenced by the light and space art movement where the perception of a space or an object can be transformed by the way light hits every angle, shape, and material.
From experiences learned designing some of the world’s best hotels, Rottet Collection brings a new perspective to the private home. Rottet Collection style can be best described as Contemporary Luxury meant to be passed down for generations as fresh as the day it was created.
Finding Her calling: Early life inspirations
Born in Waco, Texas to a doctor father, musician grandmother
and inspiring mother, Lauren began creating at a young age. She made rock houses for the horned toad frogs, lakes for her barbies and tree houses in which to read and daydream. She recalls the moment architecture and design came into her life at age 5 when she visited a strikingly contemporary home that
bridged a stream.
A move to Houston at age 7 allowed her to witness skyscrapers shooting up like wildfire and Nasa Space Age. To a child, it was like watching a real-life Wizard of Oz and the Emerald City. Her favorite cartoon was Jetsons, of course, and she thought for sure by 1980 cars would be flying and felt compelled to design for the future. From pre-med and art to architecture and design, Lauren found her calling.
A Kinetic Design Philosophy
Profound memories include travelling by car across the United States, visiting National Parks, Science and Art Museums. Three memories never forgotten were the Stone quarries of Vermont and Texas, the contrast of old and new juxtaposed, and the Light and Space Art movement in Los Angeles. The amazement at how a blade of light and glass could completely transform the way a space was perceived became the strongest influences in her work, which at its core is minimalism, geometric abstraction, and a focus on perceptual phenomena such as light, reflection, volume, scale, and the use of materials such as glass, metal, and resin/acrylic. She calls this Kinetic design.