Irakli Zaria Interiors
Frank Lines for Understated Elegance
“I’m sure you can see the influence of Jean-Michel Frank,” says designer Irakli Zaria, referring to the soothing tonalities and rich Deco vibe emanating from his own living room in Moscow. It’s Frank but “not in direct quotes,” he explains. Against a backdrop of streamlined boiserie, he has arranged a teak and cane Chandigarh chair by Pierre Jeanneret, Ignazio Gardella’s Lp7 wall lamp for Azucena and a Shell lounge chair and Costela ottoman, both by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler. The chair and ottoman were 1stDibs finds, as were a number of the windowsill’s Chinese ceramics (a Tang dynasty female figure, a Neolithic storage jar and a 17th-century statue of a seated scribe) and the coffee table’s collection of 1920s and ’30s French straw-marquetry boxes. In a room that pays such frank homage to Frank, the boxes are a fitting final note, since they were designed by the legend himself.