Behind The Arizona Furniture Collection Inspired By The Sonoran Desert And Art Deco Period


Neutral-toned furnishings contrasted with white finishes

McIntyre’s uniquely textured wooden furnishings complement white details in the wall frames, plant vase and side chairs to pack a punch in this living space.

The James McIntyre Collection owes its inspiration to several sources: The Art Deco period, which has enchanted Canadian-born interior designer McIntyre since he was a design student; contemporary design, with its streamlined aesthetic; and finally, the Sonoran Desert.

“I love the minimalism of it,” he explains. The result is a collection of chairs, sofas, tables, beds and consoles in materials like solid walnut, bronze, leather, velvet, antique brass and quartzite. McIntyre and his design partner, Ronald Bills, are already dreaming up the next editions with an eye toward classic Hollywood and modernism.

“If we’re going to do a collection, we have to stay true to our inspiration,” McIntyre contends.