How was The Romo Group founded?
Rolf Bakx: “The Romo Group was founded in 1902 by Robert Mould. Today this family business is run by the fifth generation. Romo has expanded into an international market leader in the field of exclusive fabrics, wallpaper, passementerie and accessories for both the private market and project-related interiors.”
How are the various collections created?
“The Romo Group now manages six different brands, each with their own unique characteristics. At the same time, all of these collections complement each other. In creating our fabrics and wallpaper we work in close collaboration with carefully selected expert weavers and printers. Moreover, each brand has its own in-house design studio with experienced designers.”
What six brands fall under The Romo Group?
“Romo offers a varied style and timeless elegance, enriched with a refined colour pallet.
Black Edition designs exclusive collections drenched in rich, contemporary elegance. With a focus on the luxurious interior market, Black Edition combines refined textures, innovative weaving techniques and traditional effects with an impressive colour pallet.”
Kirkby Design offers a modern, high-performance fabrics library that offers affordable, practical and high-quality furniture fabrics, suitable for both home interiors and projects. An essential foundation for interior designers, retailers, furniture manufacturers and upholsterers.
Mark Alexander offers exclusive and unique fabrics and wall coverings. The designs are eclectic in terms of style and are of high, natural quality.
Villa Nova is a young and lively brand that focuses on creating modern, versatile fabrics and wallpaper. The collections offer affordable style.
Zinc Textile represents original and cutting-edge design, inspired by the turbulent style of the 1970s.”
What is The Romo Group’s future strategy?
“In order to keep successfully developing our business, The Romo Group will continue to invest in creativity, innovation, exclusivity and high quality, with our customers at the vanguard of our ambitions.”
How do you see the future of interior design in the Netherlands?
“We see the future of Dutch interior design as a ‘work in progress’. Consumers are increasingly aware of the many options available to them and are no longer afraid of experimentation, giving each home environment a unique look. A beautiful development, which we are happy to stimulate with our products.”
Where is your company situated?
“The headquarters of our group are situated in Nottinghamshire, Great Britain. Our logistics centre is also located here. From here, a wide scale of fabrics, wallpaper and passementerie is shipped worldwide every day. Our stock management is set up in such a way that we can deliver most of our products within 3 to 4 business days. Romo is represented in more than 80 countries worldwide. Romo has its own sales office in the Netherlands and also has a spacious showroom in Houten, where all the collections of our six brands are on display. A representative and customer-friendly environment, where we welcome customers from Monday to Friday between 9 to 5. Preferably by appointment, which allows us to provide you with the best service possible. On Mondays you can also visit us in our showroom at the ETC Design Center Europe in Culemborg. ETC Design Center Europe offers a central, atmospheric environment where many beautiful brands come together.”