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Introducing the Simple Collection

Introducing the Simple Collection

Purity of material, form and function.

Solid Ash bedroom collection with brass hardware details. Making use of simple woodworking techniques, the Simple Collection offers purity of material, form and function. The pared back collection creates a tranquil space of simple and unobtrusive beauty.

The Simple Collection includes the Simple Bed, the Simple Dresser, the Simple Side Table and the Simple Mirror

The collection is made from sustainably harvested domestic maple and machined brass. Each piece is finished with zero VOC, HAPS and Formaldehyde-free hemp seed oil. These materials were thoughtfully selected to offer bedroom furniture with no toxins and no off-gassing, for the environment, the craftspeople and you.

Uncompromising in design and quality, the Simple Collection is sustainably made from the highest quality, natural materials in Los Angeles by the finest traditional craftspeople.



Say hello to Coral

Say hello to Coral

Introducing coral, the newest color in Kalon’s Caravan Collection. Available immediately.

Our coral finish is the same industry leading, water-based, GreenGuard certified finish used throughout our collections. Uncompromising in design and quality, the Caravan Collection is sustainably made from the highest quality, natural materials in the Northeast by the finest traditional craftspeople. 

Shop all the colors in the collection now at KalonStudios.com!



Kids Design Week Exhibition for Milan Design Week 2015

Kids Design Week Exhibition for Milan Design Week 2015

KDW: Kids Design Week
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14 – 19 April, Fuori Salone 2015
Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci 
Milano
Tuesday, 11am-8pm
Wednesday, 11am-9PM (Party at 4pm)
Thursday, 11am-5pm
Friday & Saturday, 11am-8pm
Sunday, 11am-6pm
Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

“Designing” for children means taking up a challenge, fighting standardization, creating objects which encourage (rather than hinder) the innately unique way each child engages with the world that surrounds them. Kids Design Week aims to celebrate the challenge of designing for children. It is a gathering of minds who deal in this unique practice with insight and great creativity.

KDW searches for the fruitful dialogue in the co-mingling of the adult perspective and the child perspective. It embraces and showcases projects that stimulate both of these spheres in unexpected ways and then, through dialogue and interaction, are able to go beyond their original scope and intent.

KDW takes place in Milan’s National Science and Technology Museum where work is shown amidst historical and legendary sailing ships, steam engines and aircraft. 

Kalon Studios has several pieces on display at KDW including the Caravan Divan Twin, which will be debuted in Europe at the exhibition. 



The No. 5 Series | Pure Design. Zero Compromise.

The No. 5 Series | Pure Design. Zero Compromise.

Exposed wood frame upholstered series that offers 3 basic configurations (chaise, sectional and sofa) which are infinitely modifiable.  With no pre-set configuration in mind, the design offers you the ability to configure and re-configure the piece as desired and as your living spaces change.

The frame is made from solid, rift-cut White Oak and features custom brass hardware details. The hand-stitched cushions are made from GOLS certified organic latex and natural wool. The series comes upholstered in wool with tufting and piped edges. These materials were thoughtfully selected to offer a piece with no toxins and no off-gassing, for the environment, the craftspeople and you.

Uncompromising in design and quality, the No. 5 Series is sustainably made from the highest quality, natural materials in Los Angeles by the finest traditional craftspeople.

Visit KalonStudios.com to see all the upholstery options and certifications. Custom upholstery and trade pricing available upon inquiry.



Coyote Collection | Leather + Wood

Coyote Collection | Leather + Wood

Kalon has a very limited quantity of pieces left from our wood and leather Coyote collection. These pieces were all handmade in Los Angeles. Only a few of each were made. All of the materials used will grow more beautiful with age and use. Each piece is designed to wear in and not out. If you get in touch this week, we can still ship before christmas. Email us at studio@kalonstudios.com
 
Please find images at the link below
 
Price List
Shaving Brush 
$145
Domestic Black Walnut (linseed oil/wax finish), leather detail & 100% natural, silver tipped badger knot
 
Razor 
$65
Domestic Black Walnut (linseed oil/wax finish), leather detail & Mach 3 shaving head
 
Walnut Tray Set
$295
Domestic Black Walnut (linseed oil/wax finish), includes 3 bread boards
 
White Oak + Leather Jump Rope
$85
Domestic White Oak (unfinished), leather, wax linen thread & galvanized steel speed cable, two cable weights available
 
Black Walnut Jump Rope
$65
Domestic Black Walnut (linseed oil/wax finish) & galvanized steel speed cable, two cable weights available
 
Simple Belt
$85
Undyed leather & silver buckle, no eyelets, adjustable fit, available in S, M & L


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.