Three years ago, when Kim Price was deciding what to name
her furniture line, she settled on Kavante, with its suggestion
of avant garde. “Our designs push the envelope,” she says.
“They’re modern and edgy but made with materials you don’t
see very much anymore.” The Marbella credenza features
shagreen and birdseye maple. “After a trip to the Grand Canyon,
I was fixated on all of the sharp stone corners there, which I put into
this collection.” She first sketches a piece by hand, then prints a 3D
model. The Froissage cocktail table “references crumpled paper
and looks as though it might collapse,” she notes. It is actually
made of solid wood and is available in 48 different species and
finish options. Kavante is available through Bright showrooms
and A. Rudin in Los Angeles.
Caroline Cecil has launched an eponymous line of prints, hand-screened in California, “a baby collection of five prints in six
colorways,” she says. “I sketch every design in India ink first,” she
explains. “I think there’s a lack of graphic black-and-white prints
that feel painterly and not computer generated. But when we
introduced colors, I was surprised by how they enhanced the black,
making it even more luxurious. And with the hand-screening, you
can absolutely feel how much more alive it makes the design in a
room.” Caroline Cecil Textiles is represented by DeSousa Hughes
and Bradley showrooms.