Zara House and Vincent Van Duysen launch a brand new assortment, following their collaborative debut in 2022. The inaugural assortment was based mostly on the lounge, with a deal with upholstered seating, tables, chairs and equipment.
In the meantime, this new chapter is devoted to eating, as soon as once more merging Van Duysen’s design ethos with Zara House’s DNA in a set that expands the collaboration with eating tables, seating, a sideboard, a cupboard, in addition to a full vary of tableware and desk linens. Like with the primary assortment, the items on this collaboration are born from Van Duysen’s want to dive into his personal design archives, revisiting a few of his most iconic items and types. ‘This ongoing assortment displays 30 years of my work,’ he notes.
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This new chapter within the collaboration is ‘a hymn to conviviality and the enjoyment of a brand new lifestyle, slower tempo and a extra balanced perspective’, says Van Duysen. The gathering consists of objects and themes Van Duysen’s has been residing with in his personal houses in Antwerp and Comporta. The shapes he describes as ‘very rational, but very aesthetic, they disclose to simplicity and luxury.’
Timeless and versatile, the items on this new Zara House assortment by Van Duysen are imagined for a eating room set-up, however the designer stresses their versatility will see them relaxed in each room within the house. The picket tables and leather-topped chairs which have turn out to be a signature factor of the collaboration return in numerous proportions and colors, whereas the storage furnishings reveals Van Duysen’s work in a brand new, uber-practical mild. Upholstered seating, like sofas, armchairs and loveseats, return in new colors, together with a brand new dusky pink in recent linen.
Van Duysen sees each piece within the assortment as a multipurpose gesture: the tables are imagined for eating and dealing or as facet tables, permitting for the creation of various internet hosting conditions round them, reworking their performance all through the day and seasons.
Equally, the cabinet is a really particular design for Van Duysen: ‘It could possibly include no matter you’d prefer it to include.’ The freestanding, double-door cabinet has a severe sculptural quantity to it, and its minimalist aesthetic is mixed with the practicality of its cabinets and drawers. Partly impressed by Shaker furnishings and partly by outdated English kitchen cabinets, the designer imagines a number of makes use of for it, as kitchen storage or to maintain books, and even as a bar, illuminated with a light-weight and conserving its interiors uncovered.
A part of the gathering’s versatility was knowledgeable by Van Duysen’s personal method to eating and internet hosting. ‘I like the dimensions of a extra intimate kitchen, the place you will have a central desk to take a seat with 4 individuals, as a result of it is extra about intimacy then,’ he explains. ‘However I’ve a big, 6m desk in my front room, the identical I designed for Zara House: generally it is used informally, filled with books and objects, and we make house to have an intimate lunch or dinner. However I exploit the identical desk to host dinners for 18 individuals, or for meals shows throughout standing dinners.’
He designed every bit pondering of this altering thought of conviviality, of furnishings and objects that assist diners expertise every meal and current meals superbly. The eating assortment is accomplished by glassware, tableware and flatware, presenting Van Duysen’s personal imaginative and prescient for the desk. He describes Zara House’s method as ‘human centric’, with a deal with creating not solely stunning and useful, utilitarian items, but additionally a well-crafted assortment (produced throughout Spain and Portugal).
‘It seems like a homecoming,’ concludes Van Duysen. ‘The scale, sensorial elements, the feel and appear all replicate my work. The gathering is actually in regards to the conviviality, which for me is essential, but additionally the freedom of utilizing and integrating the desk the way in which you need to reside with it.’
Zara House+ by Vincent Van Duysen Assortment 02 is accessible from zarahome.com and chosen shops on 2 June 2023