KOUROS MAGHSOUDI

Mehmooni, which translates to “gathering” or “party” in Farsi, is a furniture collection inspired both by the Persian traditions and customs central to the designer’s culture and by playful postmodern design. Each piece in the collection is designed to foster and cultivate the spirit of a Mehmooni. The Taarof table, for example, is a modular cocktail table with a built-in ice bucket, ashtray, and fruit bowl.

In addition to promoting traditional Persian gatherings, the collection is both sustainable and carbon-neutral. All materials are sourced locally in the Tristate area and fabricated in Brooklyn to reduce carbon emissions. The pieces are made of a combination of organic materials, including corn-based 3D-printed plastic and sustainably-sourced FSC-certified lumber. Lastly, all carbon emissions from fabrication and transportation are calculated and offset using carbon credits to ensure the collection is carbon-neutral and emission-free.