From the earliest documented chairs in ancient Egypt through to iconic designs such as the 17th century Wainscot, the 18th century Fauteuil and early American Chippendales, no other item of furniture has been invested in with more care, design and craftsmanship than the dining chair. Swaying between practicality of form and in latter years, style over substance, the evolution of artisan techniques means that today neither comfort or exquisite design need to be compromised when selecting a chair. Here at Kassavello we thrive on selecting the very best dining chairs for our curated collection of branded furniture....

In the early 1900’s F.Stuart Foote, founder of the American Imperial Furniture company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, claimed to have invented the coffee table whilst helping his wife prepare for a party. He simply lowered the legs of an existing dining table to make a centrepiece from which coffee could be served. However, Foote’s claim to this invention is disputed by many and in fact the humble coffee table is likely to have emerged from a much more complex set of historical and social circumstances. Here at Kassavello, we love to understand the story behind each of the pieces in our collection – from their historical roots through to innovative methods of craftsmanship that enable the creation of exquisite pieces....

The life of a designer can be frantic at the best of times so it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to step back from the day to day pressures of projects and take time out to get inspired. Maison et Objet, the bi-annual industry gathering of thousands of product designers, brands and interior designers provides the perfect opportunity to do just that. From elite design houses such as Fendi Casa and Missoni through to boutique artisans, Maison et Objet never fails to inspire the Kassavello team and January’s Paris exposition was no exception. ...

Furniture is a beautiful thing. A physical representation of innermost desires, your chosen furnishings are a reflection of your taste, your style, your heritage – a display of personal choices, slotting into place to make your house a home. And when it comes to deciding what will take center stage? The majestic statement piece remains unchallenged....

A pleasing interior is a beautiful thing, and a home that reflects your personality? Priceless. Starting with a blank canvas can be daunting, especially if decorating a space doesn’t come naturally. But baby steps are of the utmost importance, and taking your time to really understand your personal style can make all the difference. Rush your new interior, and you may live to regret the decisions made in a hurry. When making the journey of discovery in terms of your own loves in your interior, art is a fantastic place to start. We share our tips for using art at home…...