Kyoto Lounge Chair is a minimal lounge chair created by Los Angeles-based brand House of Léon. The introduction of the Kyoto collection is a welcome addition to their foundational, Ojai Collection. Designed to please, rather than impress, the Kyoto collection applies the interior style known as “Japandi” to unify Japanese minimalism with Scandinavian functionality and comfort. As described in Japan Style by Geeta Mehta & Kimie Tada, “wabi-sabi simplicity and understatement are the hallmarks of Kyoto Style.” This collection embodies these principle elements found in both design styles and weaves these subtle but profound cues throughout, creating harmony in the dialogue between pieces.
Unique to the brand, House of Léon, focuses on creating handmade furniture at competitive pricing. They collectively conceptualize, design, and produce each collection with a family-owned atelier in Turkey where the mastery of woodworking and furniture-making has been passed down from generation to generation. Wabi-sabi minimalism on the bottom meets Scandinavian comfort on top. Sleek & cozy, the Kyoto Sofa is made from a solid wood frame and goose-down feathers upholstered in Belgian Linen, set atop a solid Birch wood frame. Sprawling room for one or a cozy space for two, the Kyoto Lounge Chair is a subtle crowd pleaser. The piece is the nexus of comfort, quality and style that can’t be found elsewhere.