Extra, Extra, REED All About It! La Lune Collection Introduces New Designs of Handwoven Reed

We’re always excited to introduce “newcomers” to our collection, and our latest new additions have us particularly enthusiastic. Four beautiful seating designs, fashioned by our La Lune Collection furniture artisans of hand-woven reeds, project a sophisticated rustic vibe that complements many interior design aesthetics, from traditional to contemporary to (naturally) rustic. 

But don’t be fooled into thinking of any of these beauties as “just another pretty face” – the art of weaving reeds is a serious skill that’s been passed down from generations, initially developed as basket weaving. As far back as ancient Egypt, in fact, delicately woven rush or reed furniture was buried with pharaohs – Tutankhamen himself (ca. 1341-1323 BC) was buried with several reed pieces including a chair seat, a headboard, and a stool! Inspired by this Egyptian woven furniture the ancient Romans adopted the furniture technique and subsequently spread the style across their vast empire.

Today, our master craftsmen have acquired the knowledge and expertise to create reed pieces that are just as strong and durable as they are beautiful. We think Confucius had it right when he mused that “the reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in the storm”!

Rustic Dining Side Chair #1636 and Arm Chair #1638

Handwoven flat reed back, tight upholstered leather seat, frame of locally sourced poplar branches in Natural finish



Rustic Settee #1640

Handwoven flat reed back, tight upholstered leather seat, frame of locally sourced poplar branches in Natural finish



Rustic Rocking Chair #1642

Handwoven flat reed back, loose tie-on seat cushion, frame of locally sourced poplar branches in Natural finish



Rustic Bar Stool #1646 and Bar Stool w/Arms #1647

Handwoven flat reed back, tight upholstered leather seat, frame of locally sourced poplar branches in Natural finish





La Lune Collection – Furniture so Remarkable it’s in an Art Museum

We love receiving reviews from our cherished clients at La Lune – and boy, do we get a lot of them.  Our Houzz site alone boasts over 70 such tributes! One of our favorite reviews was written by a gratified customer in NYC:

“I think La Lune’s pedestal base made of poplar branches helped us create the most beautiful glass-top table this country has ever seen; the pieces belong in a modern art museum …. they are works of art. I even called La Lune to see if the artisan signed his name, but was told that there is a brass “La Lune” tag on the underside. These are pieces I expect to be in my family for generations.

I visualized the end result without ever seeing the completed objects until they arrived. La Lune convinced me of the beauty of the vision and I trusted them to realize it; it was better than I imagined.”

At the time the idea of La Lune in an art museum was an interesting one – at best – to us.  And now, several years later, that interesting thought has become reality – this month La Lune Collection is proud to be featured in the new exhibit “Handmade for Home, the Craft of Contemporary Design” at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. It’s a truly spectacular museum, an intriguing exhibit, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the honor!

Museum of Wisconsin Art, HGA Architects and Engineers





La Lune Collection founders Mario + Cathy Costantini at MOWA




Why does La Lune ♥ Mountain Living Magazine?

Why do we at La Lune Collection really love Mountain Living Magazine? 

The reasons are SO many – starting with the new byline by La Lune cofounder Cathy Costantini for the article “Rustic Patio Furniture Just in Time for Spring” in the latest issue – and also because it gives us the chance to highlight a few of our amazing interior designer clients, including the likes of Elizabeth Robb Interiors, Victoria Hagan Interiors, Axial Arts Architecture, Locati Architects, and Kathryn Long ASID. 

Check out the article, and enjoy perusing some its featured installations below!


Axial Arts Architecture – Steamboat Springs, CO


Victoria Hagan Interiors, New York, NY


Elizabeth Robb Interiors, Bozeman, MT


Locati Architects, Bozeman, MT


Kathryn Long ASID, Asheville, NC



La Lune Collection, Milwaukee, WI




Made in Wisconsin – Made at La Lune

What happens when one of the most charming award-winning TV news anchors anywhere decides to drop in and pay you a visit?  At La Lune Collection, founders Mario & Cathy Costantini discovered just what that means when Melinda Davenport, who works with ABC Affiliate WISN-12, shared some time with us as part of her station’s “Made in Wisconsin” series. 

Join Cathy and Mario for a look at some highlights from that delightful morning when Melinda called on La Lune!



La Lune Collection Bunk Rooms are Popping Up Everywhere!

Bunk beds have long been “hot items” at La Lune Collection, and in recent years some pretty amazing bunk room installations – created by our wonderful interior design and architect clients and featuring La Lune Collection Bunk Beds – have been popping up everywhere. And it’s really no wonder – the benefits of bunk rooms are numerous.  Families look to bunk beds to optimize space and add storage, and, they’re not just for kids anymore. Visiting adult children, men on a “guys’ weekend”, extended family guests – and more – all make bunk rooms a welcome staple in vacation and second homes. 

To demonstrate our point we’ve gathered together a group of our favorite bunk rooms by some of our favorite interior designers, several of which grace the covers of magazines!

Heather Chadduck Interiors – Birmingham, AL

Two beautiful La Lune Collection Bunk Beds #4258, finished in Antique White on poplar bark, add to the light and airy feeling of this Arkansas bunk room, featured recently in At Home Arkansas Magazine.


Laurie Waterhouse Interiors – Jackson, WY

Boldly patterned red-and-white checked coverlets reinforce the strong rustic appeal of this bunk room in Wyoming. Three Bunk Beds #4254 – all with twin-over-full accommodations – offer plenty of room for lucky guests!


Maine Home & Design Magazine

A relaxed private ski lodge in Newry, Maine includes La Lune Collection Bunk Bed #4254 in Natural finish on poplar bark for the family’s fortunate children – the perfect respite after a full day of skiing.



Elizabeth Basso Interior Design – Eagle, CO

This mountain retreat in Vail, Colorado features a cozy bunk room with a patriotic flavor. Two La Lune Collection Bunk Beds #4522  make it a welcoming haven for all visitors.



Weiss & Wirth Interior Design – Aspen, CO

The clever designers at Weiss & Wirth worked closely with La Lune Collection to create this amazing custom bunk bed for a bunk room at the “ultimate mountain hideaway” in Snowmass Village, CO. This bed features built-in shelves to display childhood treasures and drawers below for ample extra storage.



Barbara Baker, One Room at a Time – Whitefish, MT

Barbara Baker of One Room at Time designed this delightful Iron House Cabin bunk room – La Lune Collection Bunk Beds #4626, complete with convenient drawers below, carry through on the room’s playful cowboy theme.



Traditional Home Magazine

Renowned Los Angeles interior designer Trip Haensch designed this colorful bunk room for a vacation getaway in Park City, Utah – two La Lune Collection Bunk Beds #4258, along with the vibrancy of wall and fabric hues, lend this bunk room its pure sense of joy!



Home Interiors by Cortney McDougal – Aspen, CO

Serenity was the order of the day for the interior designer’s inspired coverlet, pillow, and wall color choices in this Colorado bunk room – and two La Lune Collection Bunk Beds #4254 in Natural finish complete the tranquil feeling of the space.



Ginger Barber Interior Design – Houston, TX

This bunk room in a Fredericksburg, Texas ranch is rustic charm at its absolute finest. A subtle Whitewash wood finish on the two Bunk Beds #4258 complement the room’s vintage rug and furnishings, perfecting a rustically unique vacation get-away.





La Lune Collection ♥ Mountain Living!

At La Lune Collection we’ve been longtime huge fans of the gorgeous lifestyle publication, Mountain Living Magazine.  And now, we have another BIG reason to love it even more!  We’re proud to announce that Mountain Living’s most exciting issue of the year, the Big Bold Rustic September/October issue, features a beautiful article about La Lune Collection and its founders, Mario and Cathy Costantini.

Take a look at this amazing magazine – and be sure to check out the La Lune Collection editorial. 

We couldn’t be more thrilled – thank you Mountain Living!                

                                                                                            (Click image below for a quick view of article.)La Lune Collection in Mountain Living Magazine



At La Lune Collection it All Begins With a Drawing (video)

At La Lune Collection we like to do everything by hand – “old school” – and creating beautiful new furniture designs is no different. It all begins with a drawing, just as it did with our newest addition, the Hanging Daybed #4519.

Watch this short video and see how La Lune Collection artist Jen takes this beautiful new piece from idea to reality!

At La Lune Collection it All Begins with a Drawing



Spotted… La Lune Collection on HGTV!

Who doesn’t love catching up on the great interior design tips and ideas from the experts and editors at HGTV?

We know we do at La Lune Collection, and we’re excited to share our very first feature on HGTV…presented on the HGTV DIY network, we think “Creative Genius: La Lune Collection” is a great read and we couldn’t be happier. Take a look and see what you think!




Introducing Pantone’s Color of the Year: GREENERY

The color gurus at Pantone have done it again – this time, with their inspired pick for 2017 Color of the Year – and present us with GREENERY!

According to Pantone, Greenery is “a refreshing and vitalizing shade…symbolic of new beginnings. Greenery is nature’s neutral.” Further, Pantone Color Institute’s vice president Laurie Pressman tells us that Greenery “is about unity and community—connecting to oneself and others and a higher purpose, Nature.”


At La Lune Collection, we’re all in favor of connecting with nature – and so, it is with great enthusiasm that we show off below a few La Lune beauties in their very own “greenery finery”.

Rustic Club Chair #1263 & Ottoman #1261 in Ebony Finish

La Lune’s fine wood craftsmen have meticulously created hand-notched designs on this Club Chair and Ottoman, using the same simple tools and techniques employed by furniture makers for several centuries.

La Lune Collection Club Chair #1261 & Ottoman #1263

Rustic Settee #1150 in Bone Finish

This charming Settee’s classic design is perfectly suited to grace many different room types and decorating styles.

La Lune Collection Settee #1150

Rustic Sofa #1179 in Natural Finish

The striking “diamond back” design on this Sofa is a stand-out design element, equally at home in traditional, rustic, and eclectic settings.

La Lune Collection Sofa #1179

Rustic Armchair #1200 in Whitewash Finish

Simplicity truly is beautiful, evidenced by the classic lines and uncomplicated comfort of this Arm Chair.

La Lune Collection Arm Chair #1200


Rustic Settee #1404 in Ebony Finish

Graceful and organic lines of nature are the design trademarks of this Settee, making it a La Lune Collection favorite!

La Lune Collection Settee #1404


Wishes for the New Year from La Lune Collection Founders, Cathy & Mario

As we look forward to a new year, all of us at La Lune wish to express our sincere gratitude to you for your support and patronage during the last 39 years.

To those of you who have specified La Lune Collection for your projects, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Without you, and without the trust you place in us, there would be no La Lune Collection.  We know that ordering furniture from a drawing, photograph, or website image – often without first seeing or sitting on it – requires your trust in us.  We value your trust, and in return we pledge to always deliver to you the very best rustic furniture possible.

We believe that our success has been built on creative and functional designs, on our incomparable quality, and on exceptional service to our customers.

If you’d like to share any feedback, we would love to hear from you at info@lalunecollection.com

We wish you a healthy and happy 2017!

Cathy + Mario Costantini