Good design is thorough down to the last detail. Nothing must be arbitrary and left to chance. Care and accuracy in the design process show respect towards the consumer. – Dieter Rams
Drawing inspiration from function, form and elements of our natural surroundings, our Elementals Chapter focuses on silhouette – an experiment in identifying how we move in the clothes we wear and how they, in turn, shape us. Clean, structured lines and elegant draping are saliant features across this collection. Constructed with monochromatic finishes, we celebrate the majesty of the human form and the grace in which it moves.Learn more
LA VIDA ... ETREUM AL
in collaboration with Carlos Luna
A piece of gold that wants to shine must pass through fire first – Yoruba Proverb
Unknown Union unveils its Chapter with world-renowned artist, Carlos Luna. This collection touches on themes that are personal to Carlos Luna and at times autobiographical, including the rural Cuba of his childhood, where the beliefs of African Yoruba culture were particularly strong, and Mexico, where he trained in ancient pottery traditions and met the love of his life. While personal to Luna, the experiences captured in his work are equally universal. VOLUME 1 of this capsule collection invokes the richness of these cultural influences on Luna's expression of life, death and all that the journey entails.Learn more
If you are not noble to your thoughts and actions, no title awarded by any king or queen can make you so.
What began as a gift from Queen Victoria to King Moshoeshoe in 1860, today forms the basis of a proud cultural heritage and blanket-wearing tradition that is interwoven into the very social fabric of Basotho life, from birth, through rites of passage, and even in death. As the Basotho say in their native tongue, "Kobo ke bophelo" [trans. “The blanket is life”].Learn more
In comparison to the ancients, we stand like dwarves on the shoulders of giants. — Bernard of Chatres
According to Joseph Campbell, the hero's journey is a symbol that binds two distant ideas: the spiritual quest of the ancients with the modern search for identity. Our Philos collection pays homage to philosophies, like Campbell's hero's journey, that inspire us to seek transformative experiences by engaging, among other things, the thoughts and perspectives of those that have come before.Learn more
..translations construct cultural bridges and enlarge our horizons.
Translated in the early 19th Century, the Rosetta Stone provided the conduit through which Egyptian hieroglyphics could be deciphered and translated from Greek. This bridge provided the fertile ground from which greater research and study of Egyptian thought blossomed throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Our Rosetta Chapter analogizes this significant historical event by highlighting additional graphic writing traditions and symbolism designed to transmit knowledge, construct cultural bridges and enlarge our horizons.Learn more