While the clothing company Zara is best known for its chic and affordable garments, shoppers can now buy a whole designer living room alongside the summer’s trendiest styles.
The homewares division of the Spanish apparel brand has just launched Zara Home + by Vincent Van Duysen, a full living room line in the Belgian designer and architect’s signature stripped-down style. With everything from couches and rugs to lamps and tchotchkes, all in neutral colorways, the stylish 19-piece collection can suit a new condo, a Cotswold cottage, or a 1950s split-level—wherever it lands, the furniture is meant to look sharp but blend into its surroundings.
The collection’s multiple seats more than fulfill the long-running joke that every architect designs a chair at some point. Although a sit test—the ultimate measure of comfort—was impossible, visually, the items seem to deliver on “the notion of comfort and utilization” that served as Van Duysen’s guiding design principle. The silhouettes of generously proportioned, stackable wood and webbed leather chairs, available in brown and black colorways, are complemented by a slightly overstuffed couch that echoes the massing of British sofas and armchairs, minus the fussy button-tufted backs and armrests of a Chesterfield sofa.
Read more about the collection aninteriormag.com.