Mosaic artist Allison Eden’s collaboration with Zuo Modern.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Zuo Modern is launching a design collaboration with Allison Eden Studios, founded by noted glass and tile mosaic artist Allison Eden. It’s a first time for both Eden and Zuo: Eden’s first collaboration with a furniture manufacturer and Zuo’s first partnership with an artist. Both are positive they have a hit on their hands.
“I couldn’t be more excited about this new collection we’ve developed with Allison Eden,” said Luis Ruesga, CEO of Zuo. “It gives our audience a fun and elevated take on classic mid-century modern upholstery with a look you won’t find anywhere else.”
Zuo Modern was drawn to Eden’s vibrant and intricate work with color and her reputation in the design world for creating one-of-a-kind mosaics. The two worked from Eden’s portfolio, choosing different designs that are being reproduced as fabric for Zuo’s upholstered pieces. The company is limited these to dining and occasional chairs that show off the intricate designs to their best advantage.
“I am so excited about this collaboration with Zuo Modern. As I have dreamed of putting my designs on fabrics for everything from furniture to clothing to housewares and to find such a creative manufacturer was serendipitous to me,” said Eden, adding “Our two brands are perfectly in sync together.”
Eden has created award-winning custom pieces for the Mandarin Oriental, Marriott International, Wynn Casino and Norwegian & Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Celebrity clients include Elton John, Faye Dunaway, Kris Jenner, Rihanna, and Pink. Eden’s designs also have been used for a fashion forward line of clothing and accessories, wall decor, rugs, luxury home goods and textiles.
The collection will be shown at two locations in the International Home Furnishings Center building: IH-607 in Interhall and the company’s new 30,000-square-foot showroom in space H-534.