At west elm, we are proud of our collaborations across the globe that aim to improve the economic and social condition of artisans as well as the world as a whole. With our Rauschenberg® Collaboration, we partnered with one of the 20th century’s most influential artists to bring stunning works of art to your home. Well-known for his groundbreaking art and social activism, Rauschenberg’s work includes our exclusive collection designed to coincide with a retrospective of his work viewable at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Our collaboration includes scoop-backed chairs featuring his iconic works. Keep these works of art looking gorgeous by wiping them clean with a soft, dry cloth. To protect the finish, avoid the use of chemicals and household cleaners.
Invite guests to get comfortable in your home or choose a stunning centerpiece for your living and sitting room with the Rauschenberg Collaboration sofas. Featuring one of Rauschenberg’s iconic work printed right onto the fabric, each sofa is framed with metal in a Burnished Bronze finish. Today, the Rauschenberg Foundation carries the artist’s philosophy and philanthropic legacy forward by supporting artists and community organizations working for a more equitable and sustainable world. This sleek, metal-framed sofa features one of his iconic works. Measuring 67 inches wide, 34 inches deep and 28.5 inches high, this sofa is at home in large and small rooms alike.
Rauschenberg traveled to 10 countries during an overseas cultural exchange where he created the gorgeous works of art that inspired this collection. During his travels, he focused on using the creative process of art to create mutual understanding across differences and cultures. Our salad plates include his famous works printed on porcelain. Due to this sturdy construction, these plates can be used indoors as well as outdoors for entertaining your friends and families all year long. The hand-painted and hand-applied decals of his works add an artisanal touch to classic images. With colors ranging from pink and blue to black and white, there’s a style for everyone.
In honor of Rauschenberg’s generosity and activism as well as his belief that attitude and action make the difference, we donate 10 percent of every purchase to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. The foundation uses these funds for grants in art, social justice, climate change and education to further his legacy and most loved causes. Pair your Rauschenberg Collaboration salad plates with mugs that complete the look. Sip your favorite hot beverages while curled up with a novel or your favorite movie. The porcelain interior edge of each mug features a quote from the world-renowned artist. Whether you’re enjoying a quiet morning alone or hosting book club, your mug will speak volumes about your taste.
Spice up the look of your bedding in the boudoir or add stunning accents in the living room with pillow covers featuring Rauschenberg’s designs. The 100 percent cotton canvas front uses hand-beaded details to bring each image to life with the 100 percent linen back offers a soft, understated touch. Each pillow cover features a zippered closure so you can remove the covers easily. Our collaboration features three designs including abstract, tree and garden. The abstract features dimensions making it an oblong pillow that is ideal for lumbar support. The garden and tree designs are available in square pillow covers so you can prop yourself on gorgeous pieces when chatting with friends.
Turn your storage into exceptional works of art with decorative boxes featuring Rauschenberg’s art. Made of an engineered wood frame wrapped in linen and cotton, these works of art make a statement on your nightstand, bathroom counter or on the console table in the entryway. Glass beads add a shimmering touch and the hand embroidered art makes each one extra special. The linen interior lining is ideal for displaying jewelry.