Oh My Floyd: Floyd Pop-Up In LAAuthor:Abigail Stone
If you think about furniture in the abstract, a table, a bed, a desk or a nightstand are more similar than they are different: a handful of legs support a flat surface. That’s the ethos behind Floyd, a Detroit-based furnture company, founded by Kyle Hoff and Alex O’Dell in 2014, that aims to rethink the idea of inexpensive, easy-to-assemble furniture, morphing it from disposable to indispensible.
It all began with a leg. The Floyd leg is a simple concept that reimagines a furniture leg by combining it with a clamp.
Then came the Floyd Bed. Still simple. Still sturdy. Still easy to put together and disassemble.
Made with steel legs and Grade-A birch plywood that is CARB-2 certified and that don’t emit any VOC’s. Still modern yet classic in design. Still au courant but timeless. Still easy to mix and match with the other things in your home, whether that’s your uncle’s Thonet chairs or your grandmother’s overstuffed club chair. And, like them, designed and built to last.
Then came tables.
Round tables and rectangular table, side tables and dining tables and desks. Covered in linoleum, an all-natural surface made from pressed linseeds in the Netherlands. Silky-smooth, durable & easy to clean, it brushes the surface with soft colors — fog, blush, olive and smoky blue.
Check out the pieces in person at their pop-up store. Open in Los Angeles through Sunday, at The Blackbirds Complex, 1708 Brewer Trail, Echo Park, they’ll be showcasing their signature Floyd Table in a limited-edition Sand colorway, and their new Round Table, which launched on June 14th, in Blush.
Or discover them online.