As I was agonizing over which Slow Luxe Design company to feature this week–this one or that one or perhaps the other one–a miraculous thing, indeed, occurred. The decision appeared via email.
The table is handcrafted with a centuries-old technique where water-saturated leather is stretched over a maple frame and molded into shape. And it’s made in New York City. So sweet, sleek, chic and altogether irresistible.
Who is this KGB, you ask? Well, I would tell you but I might have to kill you. Okay, not really…. KGB Limited is Khouri Guzman Bunce Limited, founded by architects David Khouri and Roberto Guzman and interior designer/sculptor, Christiaan Bunce. Together, they create a line of handcrafted American furniture which can be seen at their stunning showroom in Chelsea’s Gallery District.
The line is, as they put it, “unapologetically modern but executed in materials and utilizing methods associated with older levels of craftsmanship.”
KGB works in some of my favorite materials, including fumed white oak, silicon bronze, Statuario and Nero Marquino marble (and some surprisingly amazing materials I never considered, like Pyrex).
And yes, I am somewhat obsessed over the finger-jointed walnut detail in the Statuario marble. In fact, it is the thoughtful detailing of all of the KGB pieces that really makes this collection special.
KGB Limited has fashioned sophisticated pieces that employ marquetry, leather molding and precious metal plating techniques.