Jenna Lyons Hid Multipurpose Brass Details Throughout Her New Furniture Collection
Her collaboration with Roll & Hill is an ode to the ’70s.
Published Nov 15, 2021 6:17 PM
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Style icon Jenna Lyons knows that the trick to an effortless outfit is to put a twist on basics (hello, crisp button-down paired with a leopard-print coat), and that was exactly the approach she took for her first foray into furniture with Roll & Hill. In an ode to her favorite era, the 1970s, Lyons revamps the most fundamental of pieces—tables and chairs—into versatile basics that can be integrated into any design style.
The 10 items in the collection are simple at first glance, but like the glitz and glam of disco, it’s all in the details. “I feel like my endless hours scanning 1stDibs, Live Auctioneers, and Pamono land me smack-dab in the middle of the ’70s every time. I’m always attracted to the use of glass, brass, and wood—the way those materials were combined during that decade just makes me crazy,” explains Lyons. Her most coveted piece in the launch, the Tom table, has a brass top that swivels out to reveal an inlaid champagne bucket, and the dining chairs are a modernized take on a traditional Louis XIV style, with sleek leather upholstery and a squared-off silhouette.
But just like any good fashion staple, aesthetics is only part of the equation—functionality is equally important. For Lyons, making a table wasn’t just about the surface. “I often find myself in desperate need of something tiny, something square, something shiny, something spare,” she says, and the nesting tables hit all of those marks. The coffee table has small brass ledges hidden in the corners for setting down a cocktail, while a brass tray on the arm of the club chair can fold out to hold your latest read. Out of sight, but definitely not out of mind.