Seattle, Washington, 2008. The Graypants design studio was founded by architects Jonathan Junker and Seth Grizzle (and joined later by close friend, Jon Gentry) as a way to get back to what they'd originally loved about architecture: design, drawing and making things by hand.
The story begins in Trieste, Italy, the Adriatic port town where coffee first entered Europe, and where in 1933, company founder Francesco Illy developed the modern espresso machine. The story is still being written today by President and CEO Andrea Illy, representing a third generation of illy family leadership.
A beautiful smoke alarm has no need to be hidden out of sight on the ceiling. A subtle yet stylish piece can be as good in attracting admiring eyes as the design sofa in your living room. At Jalo Helsinki they wan people to fall in love with their smoke alarm and let this essential everyday object find its way into as many homes as possible.