Russet Fills Several Gaps in the Modern Furniture Market

Affordable, easy-to-assemble items that emphasize durability and style

Furniture, when bought new, largely exists at two poles: low-end and affordable or high-quality, long-lasting and loan-requiring. For NYC-based duo Stephanie Rales and Sophie Lavet, the process of purchasing essential pieces and accessories for their respective apartments became so cumbersome and costly that they decided to ideate their own brand, one that would fill evident gaps in the home goods market. Their brand, Russet (which …

International Design Duo Craig & Karl + Fabricator Dan Conway’s “Holey Moly” Desk

Ideas transmitted across the Atlantic come to life as a bright piece of furniture

Australian design duo Craig & Karl—the collaborative pairing of NYC-based Craig Redman and London-based Karl Maier—bring together bold ideas for illustrations, installations and various other mediums. Their patterned, geometric, and colorful output often carries optimism and accessibility. Such is the case with their brand new Holey Moly desk, designed during international shelter-in-place directives. Brooklyn-based Dan Conway fabricated the desk by CNC-ing baltic birch plywood and …

Stephen Kenn’s Furniture Collection for Victorinox

A collaborative line of three dynamic pieces

Victorinox may be best known as the makers of the original Swiss Army knife, but their product categories certainly do not stop there. They’ve long produced well-received watches, and recently launched into luggage, apparel and more—but a new collaboration with LA-based furniture designer Stephen Kenn demonstrates a commitment to furniture as well. The impressive three-piece collection—part of the Victorinox’s Makers series—features walnut wood, steel (in …