Home Comforts with Harrods’ Debut Furniture Collection

By Paul Joseph

It is relatively rare for prestigious London department store Harrods to produce an in-house line, but when they do it certainly catches the eye.

The iconic store has teamed up with two major names from the furniture industry to create its first ever line of in-house furniture.

The result of a collaboration with Italian company Porada and British company Artistic Upholstery, the debut collection features  cabinetry, tables, a console, armchairs and a sofa, and draws inspiration from 1930s art deco jewellery and tailoring.

“Harrods Interiors who often work on bespoke pieces of furniture for residential projects they are managing, identified the 1930s art-deco aesthetic as a style appreciated by many of their clients,” says Harrods’ director of home Annalise Fard.

“It’s a period that’s reminiscent of a timeless and elegant feel so seemed like a perfect starting point.”

She continued: “We wanted to make sure that wherever possible, the grain and the natural features of the wood remained visible – and Ziricote was perfect for this as it has such a distinctive movement within the wood.

“The doors of the Carraway drinks cabinet are the perfect example of this, the grain of the wood is juxtaposed with a geometric satin-brass inlay for an even more striking effect.”

The collection is already available in-store at Harrods in London.

By Paul Joseph