Based in Los Angeles, Laun is quickly becoming known as one of Southern California’s most innovative design studios. The company, founded in 2018 by architect Rachel Bullock and furniture designer and woodworker Molly Purnell, is comprised of two integrated branches: what they call “Spaces,” which encompasses their architecture and interior projects, and “Objects,” their ever-growing furnishings line.
With its focus on collaboration (the firm solely works with local manufacturers and shares a DTLA studio with furnishings showroom Denvir Enterprises), Laun is designing inventive places as well as pieces that marry playful energy with practical sensibility.
Most recently, the studio added the Curved Ribbon sofa and the Curved Ribbon bench to their collection, furnishings originally commissioned for a 2022 exhibition of contemporary California design curated by Sight Unseen at Phillips Los Angeles. The sinuous designs are made of powder-coated aluminum tubes and can be customized in size and color, reflecting Laun’s approach to creating extraordinarily artful indoor-outdoor furnishings.