Kalon Studios was launched in 2007, before the 2008 recession, which wiped out the traditional model of retail and forced the studio to make the digital experience as meaningful as a showroom.
The studio's new collection, Rugosa, came about after a conversation about the living room, which the designers saw as having lost its purpose. "We see the living room as a place for the mind," Simmering and Pauwen said. "Our challenge was to draw people into the room."
Just four materials, each one chosen to feel soft and inviting, were used for the Rugosa collection: sugar pine, Belgian linen, feather, and glass. The designers believe that people are beginning to apply the standards they have for food and beauty products to furniture.
As Salone del Mobile was cancelled this year due to coronavirus, Kalon is showing its new collection as part of independent design platform Alcova's VDF collaboration.
Source: Cajsa Carlson