Friday, June 24, 2011

Job Growth in Los Angeles

Small businesses are a leading growth engine for our economy.  With this point in mind, I was excited to receive this announcement from Beth Laski..

Sean Knibb’s SK1 Furniture Debuts at Calypso Home St. Barth Brentwood
New Indoor/Outdoor Tables, Chairs, Benches, and Cubes Unveiled July 7

Brentwood, CA – Designer Sean Knibb’s latest indoor/outdoor furniture collection has found a
new home at Calypso Home St. Barth. A trunk show will introduce Knibb and unveil nine new
pieces: tables, chairs and cubes on July 7, 2011 at the Brentwood store.

The new partnership brings together a leading Los Angeles designer with a trendsetting retailer
committed to a common goal: creating contemporary and comfortable design-forward lifestyles.
Handcrafted by a team of artisans in Los Angeles, Knibb’s Eldo Dining and Cocktail tables and
Eldo Bench are fashioned with powder-coated recycled iron frames topped with reclaimed
Douglas fir, whereas the Marble Ilex Dining and Marble Eldo Cocktail tables are topped in
Carrera marble. The Negril and Alba chairs also have powder-coated recycled iron frames and
either burlap or sun fabric covered indoor or outdoor foam cushions. Boxwood Cubes are made
with indoor or outdoor foam covered with various bright striped specialty fabrics. All iron bases
are in white, with special orders available in other signature colors.

As an environmental designer, Knibb has an extensive celebrity following and has designed and
installed exceptional residential and commercial projects in Los Angeles, Montego Bay, and the
Hamptons, including recently the much-heralded A-Frame restaurant in Culver City.
It was through his garden designs that he realized the need for responsibly produced furniture
using recycled materials that unites beauty and function with careful consideration to scope, form,
color, texture and composition.

“We are focused on creating beautiful, comfortable and timeless environments with a bohemian
influence, and Sean’s furniture fits in perfectly with the aesthetic that is Calypso Home,” said
store manager Jay Krift. “It’s a pleasure to work with a local designer who shares our passion for
design and the creation of smart furniture handcrafted here.”

Added Knibb: “Calypso and I share the same goals of creating distinct design with timeless style,
while upholding a high standard of quality. I am excited for the opportunity to work with Jay and
his great team at the Brentwood store.”

Retail prices range from $780 to $5,135. Calypso Home St. Barth, Brentwood Country Mart, 226 26th St., Los Angeles, 90402.