Design Dose: New Furniture Line: AKMD
Furniture maker Michael Dreeben always seems to have a new project up his sleeve. We first covered him in 2008 and, most recently, he’s been wowing us with his designs for Object Society. His most recent endeavor, the web-based shop AKMD Collection, is a collaboration with Ayush Kasliwa, a designer living in Ahmedabad, India. The two have created an array of goods, from tables to tabletop accessories to totes, which combine traditional Indian craft with modern American and Danish-inspired silhouettes. What a brilliant meeting of the minds. Available through their website and soon to be carried at Post27 as well.
The To Die For Stool ($1,500), designed by Kasliwa, is made of marble with a semiprecious stone detailing inspired by the walls of Taj Mahal.
Dreeben's Jajam stool ($298) has a cast-aluminum base with an Indian fabric seat.
The Veneer pendant has a modern-Shaker vibe ($350).
The Shell side chair in saddle leather (created with the help of horse-saddle makers in India) has Danish influences ($1,780).