4 Oct
Combining American and Nepali craftsmanship


The duo behind el dot designs, husband and wife team Leo and Lishu, have aimed to build furniture that’s not only aesthetically pleasing from a design aspect but also highly sustainable. That’s why they’ve focused on using bamboo as the prime material behind their Future Primitive and Simple Office Collections, as it is one of the fastest growing and most sustainable materials on Earth. One of our favorite pieces is their Perch Stool — the seat is hand shaped from rosewood to hold you snug while the bamboo legs let you sway as if perched on the mighty grass itself. We especially like the brass pins holding all the connections together. Originally founded in Los Angeles, the couple then moved their operation to Kathmandu. Combining the best of both worlds, their furniture is handcrafted by artisans in Nepal and complimented by contemporary components made locally in Seattle, where they are now based.  It is a business model that values the triple bottom line: “people, planet, and profit” and has earned them certification as a Beneficial Corporation (B Corp), which is integral to el dot’s mission. Pick up a Perch Stool at Supermarket for $550 each.

The El Dot Bamboo Perch Stools stacked after the Jump…

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