OKUM is an industrial design brand based in Los Angeles, California.
Guided by the idea that intention is the key and the process is the product, OKUM creates objects for everyday living that embody the ideals of long lasting – great design. Meticulously handcrafted, the design process is a continual distillation of function, simplicity and execution.
OKUM was founded by David Okum to create memorable objects that combine his curiosity in design process with his passion for traditional craft.
David Okum studied philosophy at UCLA and continued his undergraduate study at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. His focus was on product and furniture design. As a student, his furniture pieces were chosen to be shown in Milan, NYC and Chicago, where subsequently his pieces were chosen to be manufactured
by Bernhardt Design. He followed by successfully launching an independent collection called ‘Made’ through the crowd-funding site Kickstarter. The collection was chosen to be shown for ICFF Studio in NYC the same year and was featured by Interior Design magazine as one of five not to be missed. By the end of the year, OKUM executed the design and build of the retail store for The Mohawk General Store in Pasadena.