KADU Designs much more than a typical design studio
“I think that having a contractor tell you what they think you should do is not always the best way to go,” DuVernois said. “What’s needed,” she said, “is somebody who’s trained in design, with artistic talent and creativity with ‘poetry of branding.'” For example, her logo has a Japanese feel, which she said carries through from its colors to the building. She pointed out that what’s trendy is not always what’s best for everyone, and can quickly become a dated look. Instead, she wants to work with each client to create a concept unique to them.
DuVernois is a localist who prefers to work with local materials and craftspeople to create designs unique to the area. One of her focuses is custom cabinetry, all of which will be of fine craftsmanship. One cabinet line is made from reclaimed barnwood, sourced from Midwest barns, with three other U.P. cabinet makers represented. “I like the idea of minimizing my carbon footprint, as far as what I’m offering to people.” DuVernois said.
Other KADU specialties include custom drapery, and art tiles and dinnerware from Michigan ceramicists. “I feel that Marquette is vibrant community that is changing and growing,” DuVernois said, “and I see a lot of potential and opportunity!”
For more information, call 906-362-8440 or email KADUdesigns@gmail.com.