In all, the collection includes 41 pieces, and officials say it celebrates both West Elm and King’s shared appreciation for natural materials, timeless silhouettes, and artisanal craftsmanship.
“Together with West Elm, we’ve created versatile everyday treasures, including accessories, seating and lighting,” said King. “This collection serves as a catalyst to reinvent a room, sparking fresh conversations with existing objects and acting as a way to tease new meaning from your own surroundings.”
King’s design styling expertise, as demonstrated in his Rizzoli-published book Arranging Things, is in finding the relationship between objects that tells a story. Each piece in the collaboration is designed with layering in mind, offering a nuanced approach to modern home decor. The collection’s launch signals the fall 2023 season for West Elm.
“As admirers of his work, we are thrilled to be working with Colin on this beautiful and thoughtful assortment,” said Day Kornbluth, president of West Elm. “The Colin King Studio for West Elm collection marries his refined aesthetic with our modern voice.”
Utilizing what King refers to as a disciplined color palette, the Colin King Studio for West Elm collection includes a mix of textures and materials featuring ceramic, stone, linen and wood allowing customers to add layers of natural materials into their home in a way that is true to King’s signature aesthetic. Prices range from $29 for iron taper holders to $3,299 for the Kirkwood sofa.
“At home and on set, there are certain objects that I always reach for — a ceramic vessel, a simple wooden box, a tailored chair, a sculptural occasional table,” King said. “These are things that should be easy to find, and yet they’re things that too often elude me.
“Together with West Elm, we’ve created versatile everyday treasures, including accessories, seating, and lighting. Thoughtfully conceived and finely crafted, they’re pieces that will add intrigue and beauty to any room, whether standing on their own or mingling with others,” he added. “All of them share a refined spirit rooted in texture, materiality and form. But don’t think of this collection as one self-contained world. Think of this collection as catalysts to reinvent a room, as sparks for fresh conversations with existing objects, and as ways to tease new meaning from your own surroundings.”