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....

Kuwait – a country steeped in tradition but led by contemporary vision with an appetite for the very finest design and craftsmanship.  We at  Kassavello have been fascinated by this beautiful country for some time so it was a “hugely exciting opportunity” to help a client seeking to furnish her new family villa in Kuwait with the finest items from the Covet portfolio.  “As a brand partner of the Covet group we are privileged to have access to a diverse range of exquisite and unique furniture and lighting.  To be able to collaborate with a client as passionate as we are about these products created the perfect partnership.”  Ana & Renata, Co-Founders, Kassavello. Collaborative consultation The design process began with a series of in-depth conversations with the client regarding the property, the family’s practical needs, and their aesthetic preferences. Whilst the client already had several specific items in mind that she was looking...

Prior to the outbreak of a global pandemic, back in September 2019, Dulux named tranquil dawn, a hazy pale green, as its colour of the year 2020. The soft hue is said to reflect a growing desire to understand what it is to be human at a time when advances in technology are making us feel increasingly disconnected from each other. Fast Forward almost a year and that sentiment have, if anything, become even stronger and reinforced since the changes in our lifestyles that the Covid 19 crisis has brought about. Many global surveys have pointed to the fact that the majority of people don’t wish to return to life as it was pre-pandemic.  They have relished spending increased time with friends and family and the opportunity to reconnect with outdoor natural spaces.  Soft pastel hues such as hazy pale green can create an ambience of calming relaxation within a living space which...

In 1858 English couturier Charles Frederick Worth established the first haute couture house in Paris, championing made to order luxury fashion for elite women who could afford to indulge in a service that offered them a unique opportunity to channel their style DNA.  As the lines between fashion and interior design have blurred and interwoven over the proceeding years 2020 has brought the design industry to a point where, for the discerning client, their home demands to be as well dressed and exclusive as their couture wardrobe.   Not only that, but as well as creating a canvas for the ultimate in creative self-expression, the home has also become an opportunity for the client to own a narrative around their design choices – why did they choose particular materials for a bespoke piece of furniture, how has that piece been made and by whom?  The more exclusive and interesting the...

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....