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Embodying the spirit of California’s oak-laden, golden-hued hillsides is the Highland Collection, the newest furniture series from the atelier of Los Angeles-based design studio Kalon. 

The collection evokes Kalon’s design philosophy of creating timeless pieces that marry form and function. Presented in four pieces — an architect’s desk, a chair, a leather upholstered bench and extension dining table — Highland’s slab-like forms and flawed curves hint at Brutalist influences. The intentional bluntness of their woodwork, attained with refined skill, celebrates the imperfect; eschewing the design norms of precision to embrace something more organic, more human.

Known for their commitment to the environment, the collection uses all-natural raw materials, finishes and upholstery from sustainably-managed sources. Impeccably crafted using a mix of traditional and modern methods, each piece is infused with character and understated elegance. Through thoughtful design and craftsmanship, Kalon elevates the everyday object into an emotive, lasting work of art. 

Founded by Michaele Simmering and Johannes Pauwen in 2007, Kalon has since built an impressive portfolio of durable, timeless objects with a strong focus on elemental forms, natural materials and versatility. Shop the collection here, and see more on their website and Instagram.

Discover a similar design project that draws inspiration from the California landscape as well.

Kalon Studio Highland Collection
Kalon Studio Highland Collection
Kalon Studio Highland Collection
Kalon Studio Highland Collection
Kalon Studio Highland Collection
Kalon Studio Highland Collection

Photography © Kalon

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