Ariel Palanzone

Salehe Bembury and Studio Proba Link Up on Colorful Homewares

Salehe Bembury, who has made a name for himself in the world of streetwear and sneaker collaborations, has turned his attention to homeware, collaborating on a new cushion collection with multidisciplinary design firm Studio Proba.


The cushions, dubbed “Absorbed Language,” combine the aesthetics and inspirations of Bembury and Studio Proba founder Alex Proba. Each has a handwoven tufted surface with organic shapes patterned in bright colors.

On the collaboration, Proba added:

“We joined forces last year and created a handwoven pillow paired with Salehe’s signature pattern and Studio Proba’s signature shapes. It’s a perfect blend of both worlds and we hope to be able to connect our communities and do more of that kind of collaboration in the future.”

Alex Proba, who has a background in interior architecture, furniture, and spatial design, founded her own studio in 2013. She turns sketches into “forms to squeeze, set, sit on, and curl up in,” which she describes as a process of turning sketches into “forms to squeeze, set, sit on, and curl up in.”

She is perhaps best known for her four-year “A Poster A Day” project, which saw her create an abstract digital collage every day from 2013 to 2017.

“Patterns and textures have their own challenges—bringing them to life is equally challenging, but the outcome is even more gratifying.”

The “Absorbed Language” cushion collection will be available exclusively on the websites of both Studio Proba and Bembury’s Spungenext Crocs collaboration on May 24 at 9 a.m. PST.