Lahoma is a San Francisco based furniture design and manufacturing studio focused on what we call “California Shaker.” Our products join function and utilitarianism with sustainable materials and simple grace. Designed and fabricated all in house, our approach indeed attempts to tackle the circular economy of furniture. We believe that products can and should focus on bringing joy while being realistic about how we live. That’s why all of our products are meant to last while being modular enough to follow you through life’s adventures.
Quality & Value
The cove collection is designed around the concept that nomadic furniture doesn’t need to mean plywood. We took our deep insight into manufacturing futures and applied them to furniture joinery. Focusing on offering a product to our customers and clients that imbues the nature of bespoke casework while allowing them to move through life as they see fit. Our product takes the longevity of sustainable and durable materials like Ash, Walnut, and Brass and turns them into furniture that will stand up to life’s’ greatest journeys.
Another aspect of our company is admitting that being sustainable and full circle requires us to be honest about our process. Although we use natural materials that have a global impact, we offset that by giving back. For every piece of furniture sold, we plant 10x trees. So when other companies continue to take, we give back by doing what we do best, designing and manufacturing furniture. Our process also allows us to use materials intelligently. Often creating multiple pieces through efficient manufacturing and utilizing waste as an asset for other lines and projects. We’re excited that are scrap bins are rarely full.
Goals & Aspirations
We’ve created a line of furniture that works for every stage of life because of our use of advanced manufacturing, handcraft, and design. Using this focus and skill set allowed us to overcome some fundamental issues with design and furniture. Some of those questions were things that impact every aspect of our industry. “How do we create relevance in our product.” “Does this work aesthetically, and is it impactful while being subtle.” The biggest question – “How do we as designers create affordable objects while not sacrificing our base design prompts or our company’s north star.”
The truth is we didn’t answer all of those questions as best as we had hoped. Instead, we answer some with extraordinary results and others we got close but are still working on. By using our advanced manufacturing knowledge, we’re able to employ a small team that competes with firms typically larger than use. Our manufacturing process is all in house and has allowed us to be cushioned by global impacts that affect supply chains. Still, it also allows us to be honest and transparent about how we give back and our impact socially and sustainably and not waiver on those guiding principals.