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Brutalist Qualities Help the Highland Collection Attain Balance

09.01.21 | By
Brutalist Qualities Help the Highland Collection Attain Balance
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Kalon, a brand known for their dedication to sustainability, has released their first collection in a year: Highland. Generous in scale, the solid oak furniture pieces – dining table, chair, bench and desk – look to the Brutalist qualities of cantilevered forms and imperfect curves for proportional balance. The occasional knobby detail calls attention to oak trees in northern California, which is where Highland gets its name.

Oak dining table, dining chair, and leather topped bench in window-filled space

Highland Extension Dining Table, Highland Chair and Highland Bench

A small team of master craftsmen in the northeastern United States build the collection, using a combination of traditional and high tech skills. Each piece is finished using Kalon’s signature Bare Finish, an organic, natural oil-wax finish.

Kalon’s sustainability efforts are present at every stage in the creation of Highland, from production to the wellness of their workforce. From raw materials to upholstery and finishes, the pieces in the collection take the environment into consideration through to end-of-life use. They’ve been designed to be versatile, durable and timeless.

Oak dining table, dining chair, and leather topped bench in light space

Highland Extension Dining Table, Highland Chair and Highland Bench

detail of butterflied dining table extension

Highland Extension Dining Table

Oak dining table and dining chair in window-filled space

Highland Extension Dining Table and Highland Chair

Oak dining chair with garment hanging on it on a white background

Highland Chair

Oak dining chair on a white background

Highland Chair

leather topped bench indoors with windows

Highland Bench

leather topped bench on light background

Highland Bench

detail of leather topped bench on light background

Highland Bench

Oak dining chair and desk with accessories in light room

Highland Desk and Highland Chair

Oak dining chair and desk in light room

Highland Desk and Highland Chair

Oak desk with books and accessories

Highland Desk

To learn more about the Highland collection, visit kalonstudios.com.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.