This week, we wanted to showcase Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury! Eric’s products are a blend of classic and contemporary, European and International. He offers a vast selection of unique products which we offer through DesignerInc and your favorite showroom.
Let’s start out by learning a bit more about your company. What makes Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury unique?
Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury started almost two decades ago in a very small village in the Netherlands. It was an instant hit and Eric has ever since created the most beautiful projects across the world. Since the last 6 years he has developed his own fabric and furniture collection which started basically out of a certain “frustration.” As a designer, it is hard to find the best colors in different textures in one book. That is when Eric was inspired to create workable small color libraries. All of the fabrics are very well priced allowing designers to make a nice profit. 90% of the fabrics are always in stock which is a must have in our industry.
His furniture line is made up of all bespoke pieces of a very high quality (made in the Netherlands and Italy). The pieces are largely scaled and produced in 6/8 weeks. "Because we can do so much custom, the designer can basically create their own design with us, so all pieces are unique! So no mass production!"
What is a favorite piece in your collection that designers might not know about?
Eric has a few favorites but never expected that the Conran Ottoman would be such a hit!
Can you tell us about your creative process? How do you come up with new designs and products?
Eric has a creative young team of interior designers and they all work together on creating a new collection. Inspired by their traveling and looking into the history of design they come up with unique pieces. Our newest collection is inspired on the 70, Eric his favorite time. Sexyness, curved pieces, all one of a kind.
While Eric travels he likes to stay in “nice” hotels, the hotel lobbies inspire him as well. All his lines are named after famous hotels all over the world.
What Inspires you most when creating?
People and beauty.
Tell us more about yourself? How did you get started in this business?
Eric started his career setting up the company Chivasso, a textile company. When the company was taken over by JAB, Eric decided to start his own business. Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury was born!
What is your favorite part about the manufacturing industry?
All the handcrafted pieces. We work with small family owned business who have been out there for decades. No mass production, just all made to measure. Delano is our line made up of all hand tufted furniture pieces made out of solid beechwood frames. I really enjoy the love that is put into each piece. We even give a 25 years warranty on our sofa frames as we stand for the best quality for a fair price.