‘The Climb’ is just the beginning of Gillies’ larger plan to to disrupt consumers’ relationship to fast furniture.
In an exclusive interview with Kenneth Cobonpue, the visionary behind KENNETH COBONPUE, we delve into the intricacies of his design philosophy and the brand’s approach to sustainability, global appeal, and collaboration.
CarbonShack’s interior design products are made locally or within an environmentally-conscious distance (300-400 miles); made by local workers, including individual artisans; and employ manufacturing processes that minimize environmental impacts.
“Bright Seas” will formally debut at WestEdge Design Fair in November, and was previewed at the La Cienega Design Quarter LEGENDS event in Los Angeles, as part of CarbonShack’s window design.
At its core, Living Vehicle seeks to recreate the comforts of home within a mobile milieu. The interior of LV serves as a testament to the utilization of natural and robust materials, akin to an empty canvas for personal expression. Each LV is an individual masterpiece, meticulously tailored to the unique preferences and lifestyle of its owner. The Luxury Finishes package elevates this experience with premium materials, including exquisite black walnut wood treatments, luminous white surfaces that invite natural light, abundant windows that seamlessly connect the interior with the outdoors, and the extensive use of mill finish aluminum, an eco-conscious choice.
New rug collection Sustainable Trends, is woven from recycled yarns according to the Global Recycled Standard. These abstract rugs are available in 6 styles of warm neutrals with a high-low construction to create depth and dimension. The collection is targeted at the growing number of environmentally conscious consumers looking for products that are sustainable and better for our planet. This is also part of Nourison Home’s on-going initiative to develop new and innovative products that reduce environmental impact.
Salvatori’s unwavering commitment to sustainability is further underscored by other creations like Lithoverde®, Romboo, Lost Stones, and the newly introduced Passepartout. These designs exemplify the company’s belief that elegance and environmental consciousness can coexist seamlessly. Patchwork stands as a tangible step towards a more sustainable future, aligning perfectly with Salvatori’s promise to prioritize the Earth’s natural resources.
Science in Design’s Co-founder Linda Kafka commented, “Science in Design is dedicated to teaching design and trade professionals about the positive effects of beauty, nature, and fine design. Science now proves that design has the power to create pleasure and beauty, which positively impacts our emotions and physical health.”
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My current favorites are the Sare Floor Lamp and the upcoming MetLife table. My favorite interior design project was a residential home in Bebek, Istanbul. I designed it during covid, and despite the dreary circumstances, I felt proud to create designs that reflect a more positive and fun world. That project makes me happy every time I see the images.
Companies like Estonia-based Raiku have a solution for the luxury packaging industry that sits at the intersection of these issues. Their compostable packaging is designed with luxury products and consumers in mind and doesn’t end up in landfills. I spoke with one of Raiku’s co-founders, Karl J Pärtel, about the barriers manufacturers face in adapting compostable packaging, creating a luxury product and addressing the urgency of environmental issues.