New Laura Kirar Designs at Baker Furniture
Global travels inform New York-based designer Laura Kirar’s most recent furniture collection for Baker, as well as a commitment to supporting indigenous crafts around the world. Kirar first partnered withBaker in 2006 and again in 2010, with collections that have received media and commercial accolades worldwide. In 30 new designs, Kirar blends divergent influences to create relaxed and elegant pieces that also are imbued with meaning.
“The main inspiration behind the collection is this evolution of the way people live and my own evolution,” said Kirar. These last few years of traveling internationally and acquainting myself with the world in a whole new way – being more close, more personal – a movement towards a relaxed, yet collected, lifestyle that transpired organically. There is a balance between purchasing a piece that speaks to who you are, but also has longevity to it. These are the objects that withstand the test of time and are passed down from generation to generation. I’d like to think that my collection brings these ideals in easy access and spurs a personal creativity within the home.”
The Hermano sofa features a uniquely turned leg, and is reminiscent both of old-world European detailing and mid-century glamour.
The Ironage lounge chair is sculptural and masculine, featuring turn-of-the-century inspired finishes and iron, wood, and brass details.
The Narwhal chair takes design cues from nautical furniture and from the unicorn-like tusk of the narwhal, for which it’s named.
The Milpa bedside chest is reminiscent of the converging milpa farm fields found throughout Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, inlaid with an intricate geometric pattern of walnut and pau ferro veneers and an x base stretcher and frame in brass.
To view the rest of the collection, visit Baker’s La Cienega location:
360 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069