designer spotlight: Kalon Studios

gender-neutral-nursery-baby-boy-sarahshermansamuel-8I already did a fair amount of gushing about Archer’s crib but I am going to start highlighting more of my favorite designers, makers, and artists and thought the brains behind the crib, Michaele and Johann from Kalon Studios, would be perfect to begin with. I am constantly looking to fill my spaces with objects with a story and even better when I can match them with the human behind them. When thoughtful design shows in the product and you have interaction with its’ designer, the piece comes to life and makes it extra special. I’ve been chatting back and forth with Michaele of Kalon Studios and want to introduce you to their beautiful line of products.

Kalon is an LA based design studio that specializes in well-crafted original pieces for the home. The best part about their nursery furniture is that they started Kalon as a reaction against the idea that having children meant changing your aesthetic of filling your home with kids stuff (hallelujah!). Just take a look at my favorite picks from their collection. Clearly, they would be a beautiful addition to any room in the home (I’ll take one of each please).

kalon studios // sarah sherman samuelWith so much of my shopping done online, the aesthetic and price of pieces are usually the main factors that go into a purchase which is so unfortunate in some cases. Often times you spend a small fortune on something and it arrives in poor quality, with man-made materials, or you find something cheap that looks great in the photo but ends up falling apart a couple years down the road.

That is what I loved SO much about the crib. I knew in my head I was getting something that was well-designed (aesthetically and in function), and made in the USA of solid wood, but I was pleasantly surprised at just how great the pieces felt coming out of the box. Yes… felt. Maybe it is because I am a wood geek, but both Rupe and I were caressing the ultra smooth finish. Pair that with the clean lines, sturdiness of the solid wood, and the convertible factor (it grows with your child with a conversion kit) I couldn’t be happier with our decision and I am sure it will be the first of many Kalon picks.

  • I agree, knowing that there is a human behind every piece really punctuates my love for them. Next step is saving up my pennies for their beautiful pieces!

  • Amanda Williams

    Crib is amazing!! Also love the mobile. Any chance for a tutorial on how you did it?:)

  • Lynne

    I thought of your little one on May 9. Apparently it was National Archery Day and it seemed like something you should celebrate in the future! There is a cute illustration that brought this before unknown holiday to my attention: http://stripedcatstudio.com/2015/05/09/may-9-national-archery-day/

  • Hi Amanda, Yes! I’m planning on it. x

  • Hi Lynne,
    Ah! That is amazing. THANK YOU! Such a good idea since him and I share a birthday it would be fun to make that his special day that he doesn’t have to share with his ma.

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