Day: June 6, 2020

The Rugosa Collection Embraces Sustainability From Material to Manufacturing

Los Angeles-based design studio Kalon has unveiled its first furniture collection in two years as part of Sight Unseen Offsite Online. The new collection, titled Rugosa, reaffirms Kalon’s commitment to sustainability through the use of an environmentally safe production process – from material selection to the speed at which items are shipped.

The collection takes its name directly from a home in Rhode Island that served as a creative retreat for decades. True to its namesake, the collection is meant to inspire creative reflection and conversation through its airy forms and plush upholstery.

To minimize the collection’s carbon footprint,

Friday Five with Mili Suleman of KUFRI

India-born, Oman-raised Mili Suleman, founder of KUFRI, relies on a background in graphic design and a love of natural spaces and craftsmanship to create her line of textured handwoven textiles. She also draws upon the principles of shibui and wabi-sabi, as well as rustic landscapes, to create work in which slight irregularities such as slubs and bars are welcome for their handmade qualities.

“To me, a home ought to bring deep comforts, and that begins with natural textures that feel beautiful,” Suleman says. “Using my textiles for upholstery, pillows, bedding, and the kitchen will allow you to indulge in