Jason Wu Just Debuted an Affordable Mid-Century Furniture Line
Timeless, with a twist.
Published Jun 27, 2019 6:10 PM
Jason Wu’s clothing has always achieved that hard-to-nail balance of meticulously crafted details and contemporary sensibility. Now he’s applying the same approach to decor. Fans of his pieces, rejoice: Wu is officially making his way into the home space with his first-ever furniture line, created in partnership with Interior Define.
With five furniture styles—an ottoman, a chair, a love seat, a sofa, and a chaise sectional—available to be customized in all 60-plus of Interior Define’s fabrics, Wu’s collection is all about personalization. It’s certainly personal to him, drawing on the designer’s love for collecting mid-century furniture with the polish of the ’40s and ’50s. “My philosophy in my home is to fill it with items of substance, meaning they can stand the test of time,” says Wu, who cites Paul McCobb as one of his favorite furniture designers. “That’s more important when it comes to home, because we don’t change our home furnishings every season. It’s something we’re invested in—something we want to live with for a long period of time.”
One detail that stays the same across the collection: the exposed wood frame, which lends the pieces a sleek, classic finish. Or at least, that’s what it looks like from afar; peer closely and you’ll notice a slight slant to the back of the sofa cushion and brass caps on the wood legs, contemporary twists on the timeless silhouette. See? It’s all in the details. A very Wu-ian furniture line, indeed.
“Both my fashion and home design have a similar benchmark: It’s modern, beautifully crafted, and well considered,” says Wu. “I’ve always felt there’s a synergy between fashion and architecture.”
With prices for the love seat starting at just under $1,600, the collection has a great midrange price point for those looking to graduate from their first apartment digs. Choose the ivory heavy cloth with walnut legs (Wu’s favorite combination) for a goes-with-everything look, or opt for contrast with a matte black frame and punchier upholstery in citrine or bordeaux.
As for Wu, this isn’t the last you’ll see of him in the interiors world—the designer has his eye on a few upcoming lifestyle projects. But for now, his decor efforts are focused on one specific mission: “I’m currently on the hunt for an original McCobb desk with a travertine top!”
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