Kirar’s seventh collection for the brand includes case goods, seating, lighting, mirrors and accessories that are informed by Mediterranean coastal living. Inspirations for the line range range from exotic plants to regional crafting techniques.
“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,” said Kirar, who first partnered with Arteriors in 2010. “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.”
An allusion to sea life is made with the Caracol mirror, which features a frame of twisted white rope, and in the cast brass Serpiente lamp. The Mar Series, encompassing a floor lamp, chandelier, credenza, centerpiece and tray, offers theatrical woven palm forms harkening to the 1930s. There is also an Empire Series with brass construction, featuring hints of origami and geometry, and carved wood pieces, including the Vargueño dining table and upholstered chair.
“As our inaugural guest designer, Laura has influenced Arteriors product portfolio in profound ways,” said Barb Fuller, vice president of marketing and visual merchandising. “Her newest collection is not only a beautiful addition to our fall line, but (als0) a great representation of our collaboration throughout the years. I’m looking forward to seeing how our customers interpret these pieces as their own.”
The collection is featured on the company’s website and in its New York and Dallas showrooms. It will also be presented in Arteriors’ High Point showroom in the C&D Building, 1A, 1B and 1G.