The exclusive Lauahla collection is a celebration of contrasts. A partnership between Nest Studio designer Jessica Davis and Hilo, Hawaii-based jewelry brand Ku & Moe, this collection highlights fiber artisan Iliahi Anthony's life-learned skills of braiding and weaving in a thoroughly modern way.
Each item in the collection is made-to-order and is one of a kind as a result of the raw materials and natural environments from which the screwpine leaf is sourced. This collection’s striking simplicity makes it ideal for classic and contemporary spaces.
Using a hardware base from our Mod series, Iliahi weaves the Hawaiian sourced screwpine leaf onto each piece by hand.
Dried leaves from the Screwpine tree, a palm-like plant native to Hawaii.
Iliahi prepares the leaves by rolling them flat.
She then divides them into strips.
The wrapping process is done using an intricate woven technique.
Using either light or dark screwpine leaves on the four metal finishes we offer, there are so many options in this collection. Check out some below:
Surface-Mounted Lauhala-01S Polished Nickel with Light Wrapping
Edge-Mounted Lauhala-04 Unlacquered Polished Brass with Dark Wrapping
Surface-Mounted Lauhala-06S Oil Rubbed Bronze with Light Wrapping
Edge-Mounted Lauhala-12 Satin Brass with Dark Wrapping