Los Angeles based designer Stephen Kenn has long been inspired by clean and simple design aesthetics and the stories inherent in vintage military fabrics. In 2011 he combined those two loves by creating The Inheritance Collection. The collection was the result of an exploration of how furniture is constructed, and then a desire to distill the process down to the barest bones. Likening the process of furniture construction to the way the human body is constructed, the frame, belts, and cushions became the bones, muscles, and skin of each piece.
The frame is copper plated and then oxidized to create an antique finish. The natural cotton canvas and webbing is hand dipped in natural indigo before being paired with antique brass hardware and vegetable tanned leather. The resulting sofa is simple and comfortable and will wear well with age.