The Pitted dining table retails for $1,999 while the Bounce white woven dining chair retails for $249. Both are part of CB2’s new collection with Kara Mann.
CHICAGO – CB2, Crate and Barrel’s Millennial-focused brand, has teamed up with interior designer Kara Mann on a new collection focused on the art of contrast. The CB2 Kara Mann Collection includes 74 items across upholstery, rugs, bedding, dining, lighting and décor.
Mann established her interior design business in 2005 and now has offices in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.
“Kara is a creative visionary, and together we’ve created a collaboration that leads with quality and design, but at approachable price points,” said Ryan Turf, CB2 president. “While I think any design aficionado will recognize the edginess and high quality in every piece, the collection is still accessible enough to be mixed in with our customer’s personal style.”\
Inspired by Kara’s ’80s teenage dream bedroom incorporating ruffles, polka dots and iridescence, the collection also boasts new materials and modern lines.
“Authentic design comes to life when you ignore trends and follow your intuition. I loved working with CB2 to develop new, refreshing textures and materials for this collection so that everyone can find something unique and inspiring for their space,” said Mann.
“CB2 has been a go-to brand for my clients for years, and they have an incredible network of manufacturers that brought the cool and casual vision of this collection to life, “she added.
The new collection is full of vision and depth that will appeal to both designers and consumers alike, Mann said. From tonal swirl resin to slubbed sateen upholstery, the collection introduces new materials and mixes the designer’s irreverent and cool style with CB2’s eclectic, yet sophisticated aesthetic.
To ensure the collection fits the needs of designers, this is the first CB2 collaboration that will offer bigger rugs, scaling all the way up to 10×14. Additionally, this is the first collection where all upholstery pieces will be a part of CB2’s custom program, with a selection of fabrics exclusively curated by Mann.
Prices for the collection range from $29 to $2,000. This latest collaboration follows successful CB2 collections with other designers, including Lenny Kravitz and Jennifer Fisher.