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Arteriors Taps Inaugural Guest Designer Laura Kirar for New Collection in Fall 2023

Furniture World News Desk on 9/14/2023


Arteriors, a provider of luxury lighting, furniture, wall décor, and accessories, expands its decade-long partnership with globally acclaimed designer Laura Kirar to release a 25-piece collection this fall. Kirar is the charter member of the Arteriors guest designer program, and her new designs for the brand are part of the new 284-piece Arteriors Fall 2023 Collection.

Laura Kirar for Arteriors presents an array of mirrors, lighting, seating, casegoods and accessories that exude a relaxed formality inspired by Mediterranean coastal living. An artist at her core, Kirar draws on multiple touchpoints of inspiration for the collection, including exotic plants, regional craftsmanship techniques, and cultural norms from bygone eras. The assortment is at once ethereal – in some cases, Kirar’s designs are intentionally abstract to evoke an interpretation that’s entirely personalized to the collector – and grounded, anchored by the usage of handsome materials and geometric design details.

“Throughout our relationship, Arteriors has consistently empowered me to explore what’s happening now and what I predict for the future to inform my designs,” says Kirar. “My work is very much inspired by the world and how we interpret it – the interplay of exterior observations and the meaning we derive as individuals. This collection is meant to speak to distant memories, allowing the collector to reminisce and feel a personal connection to another way of life.”

Dubbed by Kirar as a “visual diary,” the collection features multiple series bearing unique inspiration points that come together in a cohesive, decorative language. The result is a compilation of furnishings that can each stand alone as a unique art piece or complement one another in a suite. The assortment is united by recurring geometric motifs and the usage of materials that speak to the natural world, including capiz shell veneer, river stone, mango wood, and rattan, and accented by bold, textured brass.

The collection as a whole celebrates the details of casually curated Mediterranean interiors while incorporating the region’s influences of aged formal furniture. An allusion to seaside life is made with the Caracol Mirror and its sophisticated frame of twisted white rope; this same undulating pattern can be seen on the Serpiente Lamp in cast brass. Sturdy but artfully carved wood defines the Vargueño Dining Table and plushly upholstered Vargueño Chair. The Mar series – a Floor Lamp, Chandelier, Credenza, Centerpiece, and Tray – feature playfully theatrical woven palm forms as a nod to the mix of elegance and tempered formality that defined the 1930s. The Empire series with its brass construction is the jewelry of the collection, featuring hints of origami and geometry to bring forth a historic sense of artistic influence.

Kirar first partnered with Arteriors in 2010 and has developed seven collections in partnership with the brand. One of her most beloved designs is the Caviar Pendant, first released in 2010 and reinterpretted numerous times over the last decade with new finishes and configurations. Drawing Inspiration from underwater bubbles, sealife, and as seen in its name, caviar, the pendant is still widely popular today.

“As our inaugural guest designer, Laura has influenced the Arteriors product portfolio in profound ways,” says Barb Fuller, Vice President of Marketing & Visual Merchandising for Arteriors. “Her newest collection is not only a beautiful addition to our fall line, but a great representation of our collaboration throughout the years as she continues to push the envelope on creative, thoughtful design. I’m looking forward to seeing how our customers interpret these pieces as their own.”

The Laura Kirar for Arteriors collection debuts September 13th, 2023 on arteriorshome.com and the New York and Dallas showrooms as part of the Arteriors Fall 2023 Collection, which includes a total of 284 offerings across furniture, lighting and wall décor, and accessories. The full assortment is defined by Arteriors’ signature use of creative silhouettes, quality handcrafted materials, and thoughtful details.

The collections will be available at What’s New, What’s Next (September 20) in the New York Design Center showroom, and at High Point Market in Fall 2023 (October 14 - 18) at the Arteriors showroom in the C&D Building, in addition to trade showrooms. For more information, visit arteriorshome.com.

 

 


 

About Arteriors
 
Founded in 1987, Arteriors is a Dallas-based company that specializes in luxury lighting, furniture, wall décor, and accessories. The company works with experienced artisans and makers around the world producing a full spectrum of styles in luxury materials and finishes. Arteriors is known for collaborating with leading interior designers in its guest designer program to create inspired lines with fresh perspectives. In addition to residential design, the company offers a range of customizable contract offerings. The brand is a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council and has recently joined Mindclick, a sustainability solutions company that rates the environmental health performance of manufacturers and their products, to elevate their mission of creating environmentally friendly products and manufacturing processes. Arteriors has trade-only showrooms in Las Vegas, Dallas, New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, High Point, N.C., and stores in Los Angeles in the La Cienega Design District, Dallas, Texas in the Dallas Design District, and London in the Design Center at Chelsea Harbour. Learn more at www.arteriorshome.com.

About Laura Kirar
 
Laura Kirar is the founder and creative director of Laura Kirar Design (LKD). A globally acclaimed interior and product designer, sculptor, and creative experience producer. Laura's mission is to inspire artistic exploration and merge LKD's work with new talents and authentic design. Her studio crafts timeless interiors and collectable designs, blending history and innovation. Laura Kirar's portfolio spans luxurious residences, award-winning commercial spaces, restaurants, showrooms, and her own published Mesón Hidalgo – Guesthouse Boutique in San Miguel de Allende. Laura Kirar holds a degree in sculpture & interior architecture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, inspiring her work with originality and attention to detail. Her world travels and studio work in Mexico profoundly influence her projects. As a creator, patron, facilitator, collector, and connector, Laura Kirar has made an indelible mark in the design industry.