This spring, Robert Kime and Tory Burch introduce The Nara Collection at Robert Kime, a group of fabrics and a wallpaper inspired by a journey the pair took together to Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan in 2019.
Nara, an ancient city and home to some of Japan's oldest temples, shrines and ruins, lends its name to the collection. On their journey, Tory and Robert explored cities and landscapes, taking in historic and symbolic treasures and the area's rich artistic heritage. The collection, comprised of ten digitally printed fabrics, one weave and one wallpaper - marks a collaboration and friendship which solidified over Robert's recent interior design project at Tory and husband Pierre-Yves Roussel’s house in Normandy, France. Robert explains, "The collection leans heavily to the blues as I see indigo as Japan's universal colour. We travelled to very out of the way places to understand the background and history of Japan's textile history."
Tory adds, "Robert has a keen ability to see beauty. This collection is inspired by our time in Japan, the beauty of the region, the artistry and subtle details. It is a celebration of this extraordinary culture."