Comme Si for USM collection unites furniture and loungewear

Comme Si and USM join forces on a travelling shoppable exhibit, featuring functional furniture pieces and soft loungewear defined by natural elements

Comme Si for USM Modular Furniture storage case and chair
(Image credit: Courtesy of Comme Si and USM)

Focusing on elevating the little details in life with luxurious loungewear, Comme Si collaborates with USM Modular Furniture to integrate its playful flair into inspiring furniture pieces.  Designed by Comme Si founder Jenni Lee, the collaboration takes form as a travelling shoppable exhibit, with custom furniture and a special edition loungewear collection, which mirrors USM’s modern sensibility and timeless design. Starting in the USM New York showroom, the collaboration will tour other major cities including Milan, and Seoul, with others to be announced. 

Comme Si for USM Modular Furniture

Comme Si for USM Modular Furniture storage case with a small tree

(Image credit: Courtesy of Comme Si and USM)

Lee wanted to create a collection where natural elements merge with industrial design. Upon entering the showroom, the space evokes a calm place for gathering and taking a moment of reflection. The designs are influenced by morning rituals and everyday objects. 

USM’s modular design language is enhanced through Lee’s incorporation of natural elements such as plants and organic textiles. This creates a harmony between the the Swiss manufacturer's geometric structures and Comme Si’s textiles. The custom piece mirrors framed hanji doors found in Korean hanok, due to the combination of textured glass and a USM Haller E lighting.  

Comme Si for USM Modular Furniture vanity

(Image credit: Courtesy of Comme Si and USM)

The collection of eight furniture pieces is split into two categories: the hard collection and soft collection. With the hard collection, expect to see a Comme Si sock drawer, reading wall and vanity, along with an upholstered chaise longue, all designed to be used and ‘lived in.’ The soft collection continues the aesthetic with limited-edition Comme Si classics, such as Merino Wide Rib Socks, La Boxer Classica, La Boxer Alta, and La Shirt Classica. Colours are selected intentionally, with a palette that reflects both brands and includes shades of olive green and pure white, and organic materials such as cotton and linen. 

Comme Si for USM Modular Furniture custom chair

(Image credit: Courtesy of Comme Si and USM)

‘I’ve created a semi-sheer panel by fusing Comme Si Italian Linen with glass, in a way that appears light and ethereal from afar, but strong and sturdy up close. When lit up, it mimics the warmth of a glowing paper lantern,’ says Jenni Lee.

To complete the space, art pieces were commissioned to inject playfulness and quirk into the exhibition. A ‘Floor Foot Pillow’ by John Sohn and an upholstered chair by Nicole Mclaughlin are crafted out of upcycled Comme Si textiles.

Comme Si for USM is on view at the USM New York showroom at 28 Greene Street. All pieces will be on sale from commesi.com

Comme Si for USM Modular Furniture square lamp

(Image credit: Courtesy of Comme Si and USM)

Comme Si for USM Modular Furniture green folding screen

(Image credit: Courtesy of Comme Si and USM)

Tianna Williams is the Editorial Executive at Wallpaper*. Before joining the team in 2023, she has contributed to BBC Wales, Ford UK, SurfGirl Magazine, and Parisian Vibe, with work spanning from social media content creation to editorial. Now, her role covers writing across varying content pillars for Wallpaper*.