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.
Made in Los Angeles, the collection is inspired by the characteristic principles of Soviet Modernism and bold interpretations of Brutalist Architecture through the simplification of form, receptive angular geometries and functional design.
New for Stephen Kenn is the Inheritance Bed. The frame is tube steel in blackened steel and brass, with a charcoal wool headboard and oak and ebonized oak side table and bench. The side tables and bench are integrated into the frame of the bed, creating a single piece of furniture that serves three functions.