Founded in 2006 in New York City, Trove is led by Jee Levin and Randall Buck, who are both accomplished artists and the creative force behind the brand. Randall Buck, a multi-media artist who works in time-based media, envisions pattern from an architectural perspective and engages technology in an effort to return the design work back to a finished form, which is tactile, distinct and inspired. The company employs technology that pushes beyond conventional manufacturing limits. Buck believes these innovations are essential to his evolution as a designer and the possibilities are limitless.
Jee Levin, who applies her technique and philosophy of painting to wallcovering design, seeks to create wallpaper that breaks all the rules by reimagining the current language of wallpaper from repetitive graphic patterns to organic imagery with less repeat and more of the random. Depth and perspective replace geometry and line.
The resulting wallcovering designs by Trove push the limits of scale and repeat with unique patterns that are 12 feet high and 3 to 6 feet across. As the founding partners of Trove, Levin and Buck aspire to merge art, design, and craft – mixing traditionally recognized decorative elements with nontraditional application and eco-friendly materials. Trove strives to create a product that is minimally harmful and least impactful to our endangered world. Levin and Buck’s work is a clever interpretation of the simple, yet fascinating beauty of our environment.
Trove has won several awards, including five Good Design awards, two Editor’s Choice Awards for ICFF, and two Architectural Products Product Innovation award. Trove has also won a NeoCon Silver award for their “Vivid” collection for KnollTextiles. Two Trove patterns have been acquired for the permanent collection at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and three Trove patterns were featured in the 2010 Triennial exhibit. Six Trove patterns were acquired for the permanent collection at the Brooklyn Museum.