Plank LA is a new furniture company founded by Kevin Washington. He creates furniture through collaborations with local artists and designers, many of whom are completely new to furniture making but have beautiful and fantastic design ideas. Plank LA provides the guidance and resources to bring these design ideas to fruition. Kevin’s belief is that these collaborations will produce unique and beautiful furniture that will appeal to the lifestyles and design aesthetics of Southern Californians.
This inaugural collection will consist of several lines of furniture, each inspired by and created in collaboration with a different local artisan. These artisans share a common belief that those who create can impact us and that what we see can bring joy, peace and most importantly, inspiration.
Kevin’s passion to create began several years ago when he decided to take up woodworking as a hobby. Over the years, he took on more difficult projects and developed more advanced skills and techniques. Kevin fell in love with the entire creative process and became addicted. When he wasn’t working to make a living, he was engaged in his favorite hobby, going into his workshop and building. When speaking on how design impacts his life, Kevin says, “I feel alive when I create, and when I see something beautiful that someone else has created, I want everyone to see it, everyone to have it, and everyone to experience the joy and inspiration it brings to life.”
Plank LA operates as a co-op with five basic principles; simplicity, distinctiveness, the potential to appeal to large groups of people, flexibility, (the ability to be easily produced in a variety of sizes and colors), and affordability.
We seek out creative people who have fantastic design ideas and whose principles align with ours…
Plank LA is excited to bring our supporters and designers on this design journey. Welcome.