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2014 American Made Design Award Recipient

2014 American Made Design Award Recipient

Kalon Studios is a 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Design Award recipient.
 

 

American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. The program is made up of people and communities that have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life.

For more than 20 years, Martha Stewart has celebrated this spirit of innovation in the pages of her magazines and on her television shows. Now, through American Made, Martha Stewart and the editors of Martha Stewart Living are spotlighting the next generation of great American makers: entrepreneurs, artisans, and small-business owners who are creating beautiful, inspiring, useful products; pioneering new industries; improving local communities; and changing the way we eat, shop, work, and live.

We believe we are in the midst of a shift in our culture where creative entrepreneurs are defining a new American economy. From Detroit to Des Moines, Spokane to St. Louis, people are choosing Main Street over mini-malls—supporting the local and the handmade. Our country’s makers are sparking this change by taking a leap, banking on their creativity and craftsmanship, and living their version of the American dream.

Read the Kalon story at Martha Stewart American Made.



The New Caravan Divan: Lounge. Sit. Sleep.

The New Caravan Divan: Lounge. Sit. Sleep.

Effortless and classic, the Caravan Divan is an easy, comfortable and generous piece of furniture. The pared-back styling and simplicity of the piece allow it to mix well in any setting. Sharing the proportions of a standard twin bed, the Divan can be used for lounging and seating or for sleeping.

Made with uncompromising craftsmanship by traditional woodworkers in the USA, from 100% sustainably harvested domestic Maple, the Caravan Divan is a celebration of craft and contemporary American woodworking.

As with all of our pieces, we used the most sustainable materials and methods available. This piece is manufactured in America, upholding the long-standing regional tradition of furniture making and the craftspeople who are a part of it. Designed to be as socially and environmentally responsible as it is beautiful, this piece was built to last for generations of use.

The Caravan Divan is made to order and available on KalonStudios.com and at select retail partners.



Kalon is a finalist in the Eco-Excellence awards in two categories

Kalon is a finalist in the Eco-Excellence awards in two categories

Kalon is a finalist in both the Best Crib and Best Nursery Toys category for the 2014 Natural Child World Eco Excellence Awards. Please take a moment to vote for us.

The Natural Child World Excellence Awards™ distinguishes itself with an emphasis on eco-excellence. In addition to qualities such as style and performance, they looked at socially conscious endeavors, footprint and ingredients.



Introducing the Dream No. 1 Mattress. Made in the U.S.A. from 100% Natural, Organic Materials.

Introducing the Dream No. 1 Mattress. Made in the U.S.A. from 100% Natural, Organic Materials.

We wanted to make the purest, most comfortable and most “transparent” mattresss there is: Introducing the Dream No. 1 mattress. Made in the USA without any additives or toxins using only four pure materials: organic coir, organic natural latex, natural wool and organic cotton. Each is carefully sourced and certified for natural, organic content at the various stages of production, from farmer and crop to factory. 

The Dream No. 1 mattress is the result of years of thought and research and the realization that it’s not always easy to figure out what is inside a mattress nor to sift through unregulated descriptors such as “natural” or “organic”. Honoring the fact that on average, over a third of our life is spent sleeping, we created a mattress that provides the continous even support our sleeping bodies need from completely pure, non-toxic, natural materials. There is no off-gassing, no hidden chemicals, no secret proprietary components. What you see is what you get. Simple, honest, pure. 

Naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to bacteria and mold. Naturally fire-retardant. Naturally cooling. Sustainably made to order. One piece at a time.

What’s inside
The Dream No. 1 mattress is made of layers of 4 materials. The core is made from layers of organic palm coir (coconut fiber from recycled coconut husks) and hand-molded natural latex derived from organic rubber trees. This core is wrapped in 100% sheep’s wool, which is a natural fire retardant and so the mattress doesn’t need to be treated with the chemical flame retardants standarly used in bedding. The ticking is 100% premium GOTS certified cotton. The only non-organic component is the stitching used to quilt the wool batting to the ticking. Nylon thread is the only available thread for this. It amounts for less than 1% of the total materials. Quilting thread aside, all components are biodegradable.

By layering materials in this way, the Dream No. 1 offers two surfaces and so is flippable. The coir offers a firmer surface, the latex a softer one. Both offer excellent, continuous support.

 

 

Where to buy
The Dream No. 1 mattress is immediately available in crib size at KalonStudios.com and select retail partners. Twin through King are currenly available by special order only. Email studio@kalonstudios.com for details.

Learn more about Kalon. Download our brand book.



2014 American Made Design Finalist

2014 American Made Design Finalist

Kalon Studios is a 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards Design finalist. 

American Made spotlights the next generation of great American makers: entrepreneurs, artisans, and small-business owners who are creating beautiful, inspiring, useful products; pioneering new industries; improving local communities; and changing the way we eat, shop, work, and live.

See Kalon’s nomination and many more. Meet. Learn. And be inspired.



2014 American Made Nominee

2014 American Made Nominee

Kalon Studios is a 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards Furniture & Home Accessories nominee. 

American Made spotlights the next generation of great American makers: entrepreneurs, artisans, and small-business owners who are creating beautiful, inspiring, useful products; pioneering new industries; improving local communities; and changing the way we eat, shop, work, and live.

See Kalon’s nomination and many more. Meet. Learn. And be inspired.

 



Pink + White. Limited edition summer colors.

Pink + White. Limited edition summer colors.

Kalon is celebrating summer with two of our most sought after colors: Pink + White. Available for a limited time only.

Get your pieces now at KalonStudios.com!



Pre-order items from The Wilderness Collection and save 20%

Pre-order items from The Wilderness Collection and save 20%

The Wilderness Collection will start shipping June 1st. Pre-order by May 15th and save 20% with the promo code ‘wilderness’, exclusively on KalonStudios.com and NicoNicoClothing.com.

The Wilderness Collection is a collaboration between Kalon Studios and Nico Nico. These beautiful, practical tools are inspired by traditional expedition tackle and the rugged intellectuals of America’s early naturalist movement. Made from the classic, natural materials of wood, leather and canvas. Both pieces are designed to open up a child’s fantasy world and to set no boundaries on creativity.

The Field Tent is designed to be lightweight and sturdy enough for boisterous play. With suede leather detailing and a window that can be closed or tied open, the tent is sized to be roomy enough for play and sleep. The tent is available in three canvas options: Railroad (striped), Denim and Natural.

Deceptively simple, the unique construction of the Backcountry Stool allows it to easily open and collapse so that children can pick it up and carry it with them.

Kalon Studios and Nico Nico are both known for their commitment to sustainable design. Both studios rely on the talents of local craftspeople to responsibly manufacture and create better things.



kidsroomZOOM! #4: Design for kids exhibition for Milan Design Week 2014

kidsroomZOOM! #4: Design for kids exhibition for Milan Design Week 2014

ZOOM! : Design for Kids
kidsroomzoom.com
8 – 13 April, Fuori Salone 2014
via Giuseppe Revere 6
MM2 Cadorna
Everyday from 11am to 7pm

kidsroomZOOM! is an exhibition dedicated to design and art for children. It is the only event of its kind and the most important one in its field during Milan’s Design Week. 

ZOOM! provides a snapshot of contemporary design for children focusing on a select young, emerging creative design and art scene. The exhibition is staged in a 250sqm elegant apartment on the third floor of a residential building, located in an exclusive area in the heart of Milan. The exhibition area represents a living space, whose individual rooms are furnished as children’s rooms. Focusing on interpreting the living environment of children, the event also features objects that surround children in their daily life. To a child, the bedroom is what the whole house represents for an adult: a safe heaven, a cosy place that protects its inhabitants from the outside world. A well de- signed children’s bedroom must take into consideration elements of the child’s development process. Furniture and other objects contribute to build the material world around a child and are also significant conveyors of meaning. 

The Wilderness Collection, a collaboration between Kalon Studios and Nico Nico, will be debuted in Europe at the exhibition. 



Coming Soon: The Wilderness Collection

Coming Soon: The Wilderness Collection

The Wilderness Collection is a collaboration between Kalon Studios and Nico Nico. These beautiful, practical tools are inspired by traditional expedition tackle and the rugged intellectuals of America’s early naturalist movement. Made from the classic, natural materials of wood, leather and canvas. Both pieces are designed to open up a child’s fantasy world and to set no boundaries on creativity.

The Field Tent is designed to be lightweight and sturdy enough for boisterous play. With leather detailing and a window that can be closed or tied open, the tent is sized to be roomy enough for play and sleep. The tent is available in three canvas options: Railroad (striped), Denim and Natural.

Deceptively simple, the unique construction of the Backcountry Stool allows it to easily open and collapse so that children can pick it up and carry it with them. 

The Wilderness Collection will be available for order this spring.

Kalon Studios and Nico Nico are both known for their commitment to sustainable design. Both studios rely on the talents of local craftspeople to responsibly manufacture and create better things.