Stark is a family owned and operated company for over 60 years. Stark specializes in high-end custom designed carpet, fabric, furniture and wallcovering for both the residential and contract markets. This to-the-trade company is represented in 25 showrooms throughout the United States, including the main showroom in New York City as well as Canada, London and Paris. Stark, recently announced a new division — Stark Paint, colours by David Oliver. This long-awaited four year collaboration with London based color specialist and designer David Oliver has resulted in an extensive and contemporary designer palette that spans the color spectrum with 240 new, rich, and sophisticated paint options. Stark’s new paint line is not only environmentally minded, but also chic and tastefully elegant.
David Oliver is Design Director of Paint & Paper Library based in Chelsea, London. He studied Fine Art, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography and life drawing at the National Art School in Sydney where he developed an authoritative knowledge of twentieth century art and visual cultures. His work has been exhibited in Dublin, Madrid, New York, Sydney, Stockholm and London. Collections include the V&A Museum and the British Craft Council. In 2007 he completed his first book PAINT & PAPER A Masterclass in Colour and Light, published by Conran Octopus UK and Rizzoli USA. His much anticipated 2nd book is due for release in September 2011, and will explore the notions of colour and colour application in interior design practice. David unique sense of colour, demonstrated by his innovate architectural colours shades, is the quality that has become the trademark of his collections and has earned him the nickname the "Rock Star of Colour" (New York Times, Dec 20th 2007)* and the "Prince of Paint" (London Evening Standard October 2007).Stark Paint, colours by David Oliver, represents Stark’s long standing commitment to offering highly-styled designer products that meet the market’s environmental demands. Stark Paint is ECO friendly, water-based with ZERO VOCs in the paint and in the colorants. Stark Paint guarantees premium coverage. Meeting LEEDS standards, and made in the USA, they possess first-rate performance. All colors are available in three paint finishes: Velvet Emulsion, Porcelain Shell, and Lacquer Gloss. What David Oliver brings is an artistic, aesthetic expertise to designers, through his knowledge of historic colors and their applications within modern interiors. It is a wonderful bonus that Mr. Oliver is also well versed in his knowledge and experience in creating environmentally sound products that meet stringent American standards. David Oliver and Stark worked hand-in-hand to develop a two – booklet system of paint charts that not only highlight the entire collection but are user friendly. http://www.starkpaint.com