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Affordable Architecture: Great Houses on a Budget
Affordable Architecture: Great Houses on a Budget
15 August 2010

Escape In Style, pgs. 52-57
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KTLA Channel 5 News
KTLA Channel 5 News
06 August 2010

Summer Entertaining Like an A-Lister
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CS Interiors
CS Interiors
01 August 2010

Shower Power, pg. 26 and Out Fest, pg. 50
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Earlier this month the teams from KAA Design Group and Cisco Brothers celebrated the launch of their outdoor furniture collaboration - HOM Escape in Style by Cisco Brothers - at the Cisco Home showroom on La Brea.

The HOM furniture line is now available for online purchase! You can now add items to your cart, and use our secure checkout for fast service.
Open House
20 May 2009
The HOM Escape In Style™ showhouse is at KAA! Come experience our 1,000 square foot prefab dwelling and full line of furniture, lighting, textiles and accessories, beginning Saturday May 23rd.

The Big Idea


HOM Escape In Style™ - crafted products for the stylish, eco-conscious lifestyle.

HOM Escape In Style™ was conceived, designed, and brought to market by KAA Design Group - a widely recognized integrated design firm based in Los Angeles, California. Our in-house team of branding specialists, architects, interior designers, product designers, and landscape architects developed this innovative lifestyle product line for design-savvy consumer who value the environment and acknowledge the need to connect to and respect it for the prosperity of future generations.

The Inspiration

In 2004, KAA's founding Principal, architect Grant Kirkpatrick, traveled to New Zealand with his family to visit friends. He noticed that local families would routinely pack-up their cars and leave town for the weekend. They left in droves; it just seemed to be the New Zealand way. Whether it was to the coast or to the mountains, each family would escape to their bach (pronounced batch), a small vacation home where they could relax and connect with nature. The only requirement for a bach seemed to be that it was a place where time slowed down and the beauty of the outdoors could be fully appreciated. The Kirkpatricks returned to Southern California inspired, and soon after purchased a property in Central California with the goal of establishing their own vacation getaway.

The Challenge

Building a home in a predominantly undeveloped region of Central California proved difficult. The resources to execute good design were scarce and Grant found himself in a conundrum. Was it possible to create a relaxing, rural retreat without sacrificing clean, contemporary design? The challenge was presented to his colleagues at KAA and HOM Escape In Style™ was born.

The Answer

For the team at KAA Design Group, this challenge presented the ultimate integrated design opportunity. A broad range of expertise and talents, combined with a firm-wide commitment to the future prosperity of the planet, resulted in what is now a comprehensive lifestyle product line known as HOM Escape In Style™. Comprised of prefab dwellings, furniture, lighting and accessories, the principles of simple, purposeful, ecological and crafted resonate from and inform all aspects of the collections.

HOM Escape In Style™ was formally introduced at the 2008 Dwell on Design Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Over 10,000 people walked through the HOM dwelling 1 and experienced the furniture, lighting, and even the prototype solar powered outdoor shower.

The HOM Escape In Style™ collection is available at Cisco Home's three Los Angeles area showrooms, ABC Home Furnishings Florida, and the acclaimed Los Angeles Design Center.

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