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Willo Perron's debut furniture collection is all about comfort and a sense of humor

Willo Perron’s pedigree as a creative director bears witness to his Traveling the world, crafting exaggerated, exciting glasses for Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty show, blasting inflatable Ferraris in stadiums for one of Drake’s concert tours, designing Kanye West’s Yeezy headquarters in Calabasas, and working for Kim Kardashian The SKKN Aesthetic Design visual identity and packaging line. But when it came to developing his first furniture collection, Perron’s first instinct was to look a little closer to home.

“About four years ago, I bought a new house in Los Angeles and my mom came over and she said, ‘Oh, it’s like a desert The palette, it was all tan and brown, and some green,'” Perron recalls. “I’ve never thought about it that way. So the furniture is a lot like – it’s all a palette. At one point, we jokingly called the show “beige is not a color.” But it’s really about embracing this drought of Southern California.”

Willo Perrons Debut Furniture Line Is All About Comfort—And a Sense of Humor

Photo: Marco Galloway

Willo Perrons Debut Furniture Line Is All About Comfort—And a Sense of Humor

Photo: Marco Galloway

This week at the gallery in downtown New York Space Matter Projects, Perron presents the first seven pieces of furniture he initially offers to the public , placing them against a backdrop that evokes the topography and pastel colors of the desert on the edge of the Hollywood Hills and Los Angeles city. “I don’t want it to be just in a white gallery, I think it’s a little too flat,” Perron points out.

flat is certainly not the first word you use to describe his delightfully quirky sculptural designs. Arguably the most striking piece in the collection as visitors enter the gallery is a bulbous beanbag-like “sofa” that knots itself around like a Möbius ribbon stuffed with sausages. “It’s not a bean bag per se, but it’s reminiscent of something I used to have in the living room of my childhood – that kind of’28Yes Hippie furniture,” Perron said. “There is a desire for comfort in the design; comfort is an absolute thing. For me, the biggest achievement is being able to make the most comfortable bed ever, or a sofa that you can really sink into.” It didn’t More comfortable than his witty Pillo sofa, which is made entirely of pillows.

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