Words: Peter Moran
It’s hard not to love—and we mean really, really love—the Brooklyn-based lighting company Roll & Hill. Everything about the boutique firm, from its backstory to its mission to its utterly stunning fixtures, is attractive. Throw in a company persona that practically oozes panache, and it’s no surprise the outfit has garnered a loyal, obsessive fan base.
Founded in 2010 by Jason Miller, Roll & Hill is built on a collaborative model of design. It partners with some of the best independent designers in the world to hand-produce all of its fixtures, focusing its efforts on an aesthetic that strikes a balance between traditional and contemporary.
“Roll & Hill’s fixtures use a rich palette of materials—bronze, brass, leather, wood, hand-knotted rope,” says Brad Fentress, president and founder of the Denver design showroom Studio Como. “They’re pairing this rich material palette with contemporary shapes and forms, so you have something that looks historical yet contemporary at the same time, feels really special, and is meant to last a lifetime.”
On June 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., Miller and members of the Roll & Hill assembly team will visit Denver for an event at Studio Como (2535 Walnut Street) to show off 15 new designs in the Roll & Hill catalog.
Says Fentress, “They’re going to fly out some of their assembly folks to build two beautiful fixtures—the ‘Gridlock’ and the ‘Knotty Bubbles.’ They’re going to build the pieces throughout the evening, so guests will get to see how they’re are assembled. Jason is going to talk about the design process and what makes the fixtures so special.”
In addition to up-close previews of the new Roll & Hill products—and a chance to meet Miller himself—Studio Como will open its terrace for cocktails and appetizers, provided by Tavernetta. Modern In Denver is giving away 10 pairs of tickets to the event on a first come, first served basis.