The best thing that happens when you decide to finally clean out a bookshelf or closet in your office is that you always discover some small catalogue that got shoved behind the bigger, fatter catalogues and you go, “Oh, I completely forgot about this!” Just love when this happens because it is always some little gem of a company that caught your eye for it’s unusual furnishings.
Well, here we go with a company called Nusa, who’s lovely, but small catalogue I rediscovered last week on the monthly purge Daniel and I go through in the office…an absolute necessity or we would be up to our eyeballs in samples and catalogues!
What I love about the furnishings from Nusa is that they fill a gap in my design repertoire. They offer very classy furnishings with a modern twist and constructed out a some exciting materials like coconut shell slices, mother of pearl, penshell or terrazzo, which add a distinctive look to their pieces.
Years ago I use to purchase fabulous furniture and custom cabinetry made from materials like this and then that company went out of business, so I stopped including that type of look in my interiors. Well, now I am reconnected and can offer my clients these wonderful contemporary tables, chairs, cabinets and the like. Not too bad, huh?
I must confess, I have a few favorite pieces from Nusa: I am mad for the Morotai Table, either as a cocktail table or a center table. I also adore the Karimata Cabinet and the Penida Credenza. The Babar Cabinet or console is divine. AND if you want to add a bit of drama to your room select one of the over-sized Sebuku Vases or the Driftwood Mirror.
The company has a design statement claiming they are sensitive to using only natural materials and working with ecologically and reclaimed woods. I suppose that makes them one of the good guys in the furniture business today, another reason to support them by specifying their furnishings in my projects.
I should also mention that Nusa represents the beautifully handcrafted wood furniture of Richard Patterson in their line. These pieces are exquisitely made chairs and tables made in the old fashion way with joinery and live edge slabs that are executed with outstanding precision. You can sense the hand when you look at Patterson’s furniture, which is made from a variety of woods and filled to the brim with his talent.
Add to this the sensuous clay sculptures and forms by Joann Patterson…the large vessels and the scalloped forms I think are simply dezignlicious…and you have yet another selection of wonderful product and, also, another reason to sing the praises of the Nusa brand.
FINAL NOTE: I am excited to add that Nusa is located in Los Angeles, a frequent destination of mine, as you well know. Just put it down as a “I must visit” for my next trip out west. Can’t wait to see everything up front and personal…will send pics!
Ciao, ciao ’til next time!