Kann’s New Furniture Collection Gives Mid-Century Profiles a Welcome Refresh
Houssam Kanaan’s grandfather was a carpenter. His father was a cabinetmaker, who founded a woodshop in Lebanon in the 1950s. And now Kanaan carries on the family legacy with Kann, a French-based design collective he runs with Meghedi Simonian, Rudy Bou Chebel, and a host of bright young talents. Kann’s new and curiously named collection, The Smoked Green Room Album, freshens up midcentury-modish profiles with warm colorways and accents of brass and rattan. José Pascal’s Etta bookshelf, in three shapes and sizes, peppers a spiky frame of white painted metal with pops of earth-tone or primary-hue lacquer. Simonian’s Bi Back series includes a loveseat and three daybeds—some with integral lamps—as well as a charmingly chunky chair, all with teak frames.