Studio Ku

Raw Simplicity

Design Inspiration
The room has an interesting shape, as it is a combination of rectilinear and curvy lines. This contrast also reflects in the room design, where strong and soft elements converse with each other. The concept consists of designing an environment where the decorative element is integral to the material itself; a tile – called “Raw” – with an interesting rugged hewn face, is the main focal element. An organically shaped suspended sculpture provides a very welcome contrast, while other elegant materials – metal, wood, and artisan plaster – offer the ideal complement.

Wall tiles by Salvatori, “Raw” collection. Quarries are the inspiration for this tile. We chose it because the decorative element is integral to the material itself. Source: Da Vinci Marble – Champagne Raw Wall Tile & Champagne Limestone Vanity,  

Suspended wire sculpture by artist Katherine Hogan. Katherine learned the technique of creating her beautiful sculptures in a workshop led by the daughter of Ruth Asawa, a world-renown sculptor who originated the method of looping wire into forms. Katherine is also an avid gardener, and finds inspiration in the organic shapes, layers, and forms created in nature. Katherine notably strives for imperfection in her work.

Floating custom vanity in walnut veneer, with countertop in Italian limestone. Electrical outlet with no visible cover plate is inserted at side of stone countertop. Vanity design: Studio KU. Built by JDSW Furniture & Design Co.

“America’s Cup” by C2 Paint.

Italian lime plaster finish with exposed aggregate. “Ady” finish by TBC Plaster Artisans.

European Oak, oil finish, “Valor” collection by Hakwood, 7″ planks,

Window Treatment
Bottom up shade, The Shade Store.

Sheer wool blend fabric in “Cloud”, The Shade Store.

Light Fixtures
Round backlit mirror 32” by IBMirror, dimmable.

1 – Suspended wire sculpture, $4,800. Metal wire. Artist Katherine Hogan,

2 – Bent wooden planters, $100 – $200 (it varies depending upon the piece). Artist Jenny Wong-Stanley.

Custom made closet doors – Perforated and powder coated metal panels, 1/8″ thick, are inserted into walnut wood frames. Metal panels by Modern Metals,

Doors by JDSW Furniture & Design Co.

Other Items for Sale
Olive Ring Mid-Century Modern Lauscha Vase – Mouth-blown and hand-formed lamp glass vase by Lauscha, 3.5″ w x 3.5″ d x 10″ h, $95. Sold by Adeeni Design Galerie,,

Other vases and horn bowl are designer’s own. Please contact us for inquiries.