Kassl Editions and Zara Property unveil modular furniture
A furniture collection ‘that democratises excellent design’, Kassl Editions x Zara House characteristics reasonably priced, limited-version seats, tables, storage, lights and rugs
Manner brand Kassl Editions teams up with Zara Home to current a new selection of furniture and homeware. Antwerp-centered Kassl Editions (finest acknowledged for its fishermen-impressed coats and padded bags) manufactured its first foray into furnishings layout through the ‘Pillow sofa’, created by Muller Van Severen and element of Wallpaper’s inaugural Re-Built challenge in August 2021. The pieces by Muller Van Severen employed deadstock materials from Kassl Edition’s clothes and luggage and highlighted a minimalist, versatile layout.
A 12 months later on, the couch has encouraged a new assortment, designed in collaboration with Zara Household and designed by Kassl Editions’ resourceful group. Shown in Milan during Salone del Mobile 2021, the new furnishings additional expands on the principle of ‘modular dressing for the home’ with exceptional designs inspired by up to date society and available at an very affordable selling price.
Kassl Editions x Zara Home
Facet tables in lacquered wooden, obtainable in three colors and two sizes
As generally occurs with Kassl Editions, the collection began with a casual assembly. ‘We never ever say no to a espresso,’ clarifies Ilse Cornelissen, one of the brand’s co-founders along with Bart Ramakers, Charlotte Schreuder, Tim Van Geloven and Christian Salez. ‘[Zara] contacted us originally for a conversation close to coats we built a proposal that went further than style. We took this collaboration as an possibility to develop one thing which demonstrates the entire world of Kassl.’
The project accelerated the advancement of Kassl Editions’ collaborative, multidisciplinary planet in excess of the earlier couple decades, the model has partnered not only with Muller Van Severen and Wallpaper*, but also with Selfridges, on a 2019 set up that includes the do the job of Dutch artist Bob Verhelst, whose sorts partly inspired the Zara Property collection.
The Kassl Editions x Zara Home collection includes a quilted couch, geometric facet tables and a modular chests of drawers, as nicely as graphic rugs, angular ceramic lamps, organically formed mirrors, stationery and art posters. It’s a collection of objects that vastly showcases Kassl Editions’ traditional concentration on tactility, good quality, longevity, and inspiring colour palettes.
Just about every piece sleekly combines type and functionality, with multiple configurations to accommodate different areas and household environments. The rich colour palette features the deep, saturated tones of Kassl Editions’ A/W 2021 assortment, which include dusty pink, darkish eco-friendly, navy and burgundy.
Quilted material sofa
For the Kassl Editions group, the embodiment of the collection’s modular and versatile nature are the lacquered wooden aspect tables: offered in two styles and a few colours, they make it possible for for an array of configurations, adapting to a selection of spaces.
Other pieces that perfectly represent the brand’s design ethos are the utilitarian-searching chest of drawers, that includes a modernist plywood composition painted with blocks of burgundy, navy, custard and eco-friendly, the composition of modules allowing for combos of colors and shapes. Another instance of this versatility can be found in the mirror: the organic and natural silhouette can be turned to encounter the wall, and its navy matte back transforms into a sculptural artwork.
Knotted wool carpet
The collection of homeware and furnishings is accompanied by a line of outfits bearing the Kassl Editions x Zara label. Despite the fact that the objects are all produced in restricted editions, their prices and accessibility are kept democratic, in line with Zara’s cost-effective ethos.
‘There is an serious target on building a attractive products: product is a kind of holy grail for equally Zara and Kassl Editions,’ provides Ramakers. ‘It’s wonderful to see that, and to unite forces and resourceful visions. At Kassl Editions, we want to be democratic by functioning further than age and gender, and this collaboration permits us to be even more democratic, to achieve a customer we generally could not attain.’ §