What it is Unison, a collection of cotton bedding and pillows that created a buzz in the online design community months before hitting the market
Who they are After earning degrees at Rhode Island School of Design in photography and textiles, North Shore natives Robert Segal and Alicia Rosauer hopped a plane to Finland, where they spent four years working for Marimekko. Returning home in 2004, the high-school sweethearts married, designed for companies including Crate and Barrel and Chiasso, and laid the groundwork for the launch of their own line.
What they make Unison’s debut collection features four simple styles of bedding ($142–$300) and throw pillows ($52–$62) in two- and three-tone color combinations. Linear patterns like channel quilting and racer stripes lend an architectural feel to the duvets and comforters, while screen-printed images of juniper leaves and pixilated static on the throw pillows infuse the collection with a graphic zing.
Why we like it Richly saturated in bold colors—from bright lemon and magenta to neutral slate and taupe—Unison’s contemporary fashion goes with any style of home furnishing. Plus, the designers pay equal attention to form and function: The 220-thread-count cotton is soft and durable in the wash, and closing the duvets is a snap—literally.
Where to find it While the designers have their sights set on a few local shops, the complete collection of Unison products will be at www.unisonhome.com in September.—Jessica Herman