Parachute Home has established itself as the coolest kid in the home start-up biz. Between its girlboss founder, shoppable hotel, and diversity of products, everyone wants to collab with the burgeoning brand. Well now the company has tapped cult-favorite L.A. artists (and married couple) Kat Hutter and Roger Lee to create two pieces to shake up its collection. The ceramicists used their geometric style to create a design that could translate into both a signature throw and mug for Parachute. The result? A pair of pieces that can easily incorporated into any modern home.
"Working with Parachute presented a unique opportunity for me, specifically," said Hutter in a Parachute blog post. "I rely on color in my pattern design, but I knew that the pieces we’d create with Parachute would need to more monochromatic. I came up with five different sketches using the same shape but in different patterns. I was thrilled when the team at Parachute actually chose my favorite!"
"We chose a round form for the Mug because it’s more organic," says Lee. "We don’t put handles on the Mugs, so you can experience the physical texture of the clay." Hutter adds, "A Mug without a handle is more of an object than a utilitarian vessel. If you think about mass produced coffee mugs… sometimes they’re just a way to get the coffee into your mouth as fast as possible! There’s something much more intimate about a cup without a handle."
Although the couple usual medium is ceramics, this new collaboration allowed them to branch out. "I’ve always wanted to see our Kat & Roger patterns exist as textiles, and the Graphic Throw is our first foray into 'soft goods,'" continues Hutter. "I think the Throw’s asymmetrical and graphic pattern make it unique." With a cozy wool-cashmere blend, we definitely wouldn't mind getting gifted this nice neutral over the holidays.