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Imagine handcrafted furniture with award-winning eco-conscious designs made by a 40-year-old company in San Francisco. Meet Allan Palecek, the son of a Kansas farmer and a pilot for the US Airforce, who became a trendsetter and pioneer in the use of renewable materials like seagrass and rattan, kickstarting his company, Palecek. Each piece is a gorgeous functional work of art! At Coco Blanca, we are all about rich texture, tone on tone colors, elegant lines and natural elements—so you can imagine how delighted we were when we landed an account with Palecek. Their commitment to keeping inventory and customization capabilities in the US allows them to be a dependable, prompt, and adaptable design resource for us.


Initially, Palecek was known for their distinctive handcrafted rattan and wicker pieces, and one of their all-time classics is their bestselling President’s Chair. As the Palecek family traveled the world developing a network of master artisans, the company soon expanded their inventory into a palette of elegant furniture, lighting and wall decor. We fell in love with their Mosaic Petrified Wood Console, Olivia Shagreen Nesting Tables, Gunn Square Table made from plantation hardwood using a reeded technique, Green Oaks Pendant intricately woven with core rattan and natural rope, Cyprus Lounge Chair with its unique basketweave rattan, and the Hudson Welt Upholstered Hassocks. Each piece is fabulously unique and rich in texture, color and style. We can’t wait for you to come by and share the love!


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With a career in graphic design, photography, and marketing—creating an “it” brand comes naturally.

Using the soothing color palette of a coconut by the sea—whites, neutrals and splashes of turquoise—Coco Blanca has created a trademark look. Her lifestyle boutique offers expert solutions for home design and women’s fashion—blending a clean, fresh, sophisticated, feel-good style.


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