Kalon Studios: Better Living Through Design

Store Profile

  • Location: online only
  • Specialty: Sustainable children's furniture
  • Price range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Website: kalonstudios.com

Store History

  • Founded: 2007
  • Founded by: Michaele Simmering and Johann Pauwen
  • Headquarters: Los Angeles, California

Kalon Studios is run by a husband and wife team who are passionate about creating sustainable furniture. They use local materials from New England to construct their furniture. Their goal is to produce furniture that will last a lifetime and adapt to the users changing needs and tastes.

A friend of mine just ordered the Echo crib from Kalon Studios, and I was super impressed with not only the details and fine craftsmanship, but company's manufacturing standards. Check out what they have to say, after the jump.

"At Kalon Studios, we make every effort to be as green and sustainable as can be. In our efforts to find sustainable solutions to manufacturing, we've engaged the newest and sometimes the oldest methods and materials.

We've used raw materials that are renewable, biodegradable, non-toxic and food safe. We've finished our woods with an oil we developed that is so green, so-non toxic that it's practically food grade.

For us, sustainability is defined as having multiple intentions all of which center on the idea of balance, of giving as much as we take, be it through economics, the environment or on the everyday human level."