This mid-century feeling stool and chair have a hand-stitched seat of top-grade, caramel colored leather made by traditional saddle makers in North India.The hardwood base is made in Chicago and is available in a Nespresso Brown or Light Brown stain.The shape makes them stunning lined up in multiples.
DESIGNER AND/OR MANUFACTURER’S STORY:
The US based company AKMD was founded in 2011 by designers Michael W. Dreeben, who lives in Chicago, and Ayush Kasliwal, who lives in Jaipur, India. “From a design and production standpoint, the business really tries to take advantage of our relative strengths,” says Dreeben, who first met Kasliwal in Jaipur while studying vernacular woodworking on a Fulbright scholarship. “It’s a matter of strategically marrying our best resources…”