Kalon studio, a contemporary furniture editor based in Los Angeles, has teamed up with the interior design agency Reath for a collab. Together, they publish the Rugosa collection, made up of raw wood furniture enhanced with eclectic fabrics drawn from historical catalogs. An original result that perfectly furnishes cabins and country houses.
Kalon Studio was created in 2007 in Los Angeles by the duo Michaele Simmering and Johannes Pauwen. Their collections are inspired by traditional American furniture and modernist design, and favor natural and sustainable materials.
In 2020 they launch the Rugosa collection inspired by the aesthetics of Rhodes Island properties. The set consists of a sofa, an armchair and a bench made of raw wood with sanded shades. Two years later, Kalon released a limited series in partnership with Californian design studio Reath.
The originality of this collection is characterized by a unique eclectic upholstery. The fabrics were drawn by Reath from the vast catalogs of Alexander Girard, Rose Cumming and the Warner Textile Archive, legends of American and English textile design. Some are recognizable by their graphic patterns and others by their floral prints.
The uniqueness of Rugosa lies in the juxtaposition of patterns and colors. On a refined modernist support, the textile selection composed of flowers, stripes and checks, brings a touch of gaiety to the austerity imposed by minimalism, creating an original rendering tinged with nostalgia. A result that suits both neo-rustic interiors and contemporary decors.
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