This June, Stockholm-based design brand, Hem, will be making their Los Angeles debut – their first real brick and mortar foray in the West Coast market – with a pop-up at Poketo Project Space. The pop-up will kick off in conjunction with the start of Los Angeles Design Festival and will remain open for the duration of the month.
Continuing their practice of collaborating with the world’s leading designers, Hem will showcase a curated selection of the brand’s high-design, accessible furniture and homewares, including the recently launched wares by Norwegian designers Anderssen & Voll; the new Kendo Chair by Italian design duo LucidiPevere; Stripe Tufted Rug by modernist fashion designer Arthur Arbesser; the new Log Table Pro by Belgium-based French designer Julien Renault, Alphabeta Floor Lamp by Italian designer and long-time Hem collaborator, Luca Nichetto, and a reimagined version of the Hide Pedestal by Karoline Fesser.
About Poketo Project Space
Poketo Project Space at ROW DTLA is a new type of retail space that hosts quarterly activations with brands, designers, artists and makers. With its fourth Los Angeles location, Poketo aims to inspire, build community, and provide a platform for emerging design and retail. In addition to evolving showcases and experiences, Poketo Project Space offers a collection of highly curated and in-house designed goods—including stationery, housewares, accessories and gifts—that reflect the Poketo mission of bringing art into the everyday.
Founded in 2003 by husband-and-wife team Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, Poketo is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand with an eye for modern design and artful wares, including highly curated and in-house designed housewares, apparel, stationery, books and gifts. With the mission of bringing art into the everyday, Poketo collaborates with local and international artists to create unique products and to cultivate the creative community through workshops and events. Poketo has four retail locations in Los Angeles: The Poketo Flagship in the Little Tokyo District of Downtown LA, Culver City, The Line Hotel, and the recently launched, Poketo Project Space at ROW DTLA. The Poketo Project Space will host quarterly designer, artist, and brand activations with aims to delight, engage and inspire LA's creative community. More at www.poketo.com
“Hem” - Swedish for ‘home’ – was founded in 2014 and has since 2016 been based in Stockholm. With a range of over 300 products available in 34 nations, and the largest markets being the US, Great Britain, Germany and France, the brand’s nationality is somewhat of a side note. It is Hem’s digital channel that allows the brand to pull off what it envisioned from the start: to conceive and manufacture design of the highest quality, making it available to a greater public for a good price by cutting out the middleman. Working with some of the world’s leading designers, including Max Lamb, Luca Nichetto, Pauline Deltour and Philippe Malouin. www.hem.com @Hem
Photos courtesy of Hem and Poketo