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John Lautner’s striking Sheats Goldstein Residence in the LA foothills served as stunning backdrop for Komono‘s captivating “Chasing the Light” editorial. The shoot showcased the latest frames and timepieces for 2015 from the accessories label, in a collection that seems to reference American modernism, yet which stays thoroughly grounded in a contemporary sense of style.

Built directly into the Beverly Hills landscape by Lautner in the 1960s, the Sheat Goldstein Residence’s atmosphere, along with its steel and concrete materials, contrasted with the materials and textiles evident across Komono’s latest watches and frames. Newly launched for 2015, the understated, restrained design of the Winston Monte Carlo timepiece sat comfortably within the house’s own furnishings, almost all of which were specially designed by Lautner himself.

The house is synonymous with the best of 1960s American modernism, showcasing Lautner’s approach of ‘Organic Architecture’ that places the individual at the center of the architect’s creative ethos. Similarly, Komono’s diverse range of frames – collated into the Print, Mirror and Metal collections – use Lautner’s approach to create pieces that, as they describe, are an ‘extension of the individual and a reflection of the cultural environment’.

Watch Komono’s dreamy, etherial editorial video below, shot by Mike Bishop. Alternatively, jump straight in and browse the latest collection at Komono.

  • Film: Mike Bishop
  • Photography: Aaron Feaver
  • Hair and Make Up: Sophie Engelen
  • Styling: Deborah Bloemen
  • Models: Merethe Hopland @ Next Models; Nick Lacy @ Next Models
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