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Brief Published: 16 Aug 2012

The Inheritance Collection by Stephen Kenn


After taking a sofa apart and being surprised at its complex structure, LA-based designer Stephen Kenn was inspired to design a simple furniture range, where construction and function were part of the aesthetic. Repurposed World War Two military surplus is used to create this utilitarian and modern furniture range.

The Inheritance Collection is based on a simple metal frame, and the supportive structure is created by simply weaving strapping through the frame and attaching it with buckles. Everything from the hand-welded frame to the cushions is manufactured in Kenn’s hometown of Los Angeles. The range includes couches, chaise longues, chairs, stools and ottomans, and can be purchased through his website.

Kenn’s collection aims to “pay homage to the brave individuals who fought for our freedom”, and many details reference the mid-century war period. For example, the cotton strapping and leather belts are based on the belts used on pack mules. For more products with similar themes, see our Autumn/Winter 2013-14 Interiors Industry Trend, Homage.

Stephen Kenn