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KLASP Home is a New York-based luxury leather and hair-on-hide upholstery firm founded by Kim Alessi Richter. In addition to custom upholstery work, KLASP designs and manufactures leather ottomans and benches, cowhide rugs, throw pillows and their iconic leather-framed custom mirrors. Kim Alessi Richter received her degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in international trade and marketing for fashion studies. Early in her career, Richter traveled the world, settling in Spain where she launched her jewelry brand, Alessi. She quickly made a name for herself in the world of high-fashion jewelry, garnering commercial success in Spain and the United States. On the tail end of her foray in the jewelry world, Richter found herself in the market for a new mirror for her home but could not find anything suitable. Using her past experience and a keen eye for design, she created her first leather-framed mirror, and KLASP was born. KLASP is known for each piece's quality and craftsmanship that has clearly been implemented; all of their leather is sourced from Italy and all hair on hide is sourced from cows in Normandy, France, which are chosen for their especially soft and unblemished hides. KLASP goods feature a variety of rich colors, embossed and laser-cut designs including animal print and houndstooth, intended to fit any style and space.