rEvolve is a unique studio designed to provide home-quality event lighting design and installation, as well as a selection of beautifully curated pieces and custom hand-crafted furniture. Bridging craft and art together, we believe in craftsmanship of quantity with the highest level of design expertise.
The inception and creation of rEvolve Furniture is the result of 25 years of practical, technical and artistic experience. In 2011, owner and designer, Manu Kingston turned to his dream of opening his own studio where his designs could be built by hand with local, sustainably sourced materials.
Growing up in a family of artists and living between California and the Berkshires, it was only natural to create. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Manu learned the art of working with neon which became his preferred medium. After decade in custom wood working and art installation on the West coast, Manu returned to New York to complete a graduate degree in Architectural Lighting Design from Parsons Design School. Manu then began his career as a designer for various design firms, ranging from Odegard to Pottery Barn.
After working in New York, California, and internationally, Manu wanted his designs to be made in the U.S. with sustainable materials that are locally sourced. rEvolve's mission is to create pieces that are handmade by local craftsman.
Our work has been most recently featured in Town & Country, Martha Stewart Weddings, BRIDES, The Knot, C Magazine, New York Magazine, Brides, as well as Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, and 100 Layer Cake blogs.