“I really wanted to create something that would stand the test of time,” says New York designer Nina Seirafi of her first furniture collection, released in September in collaboration with Ralph Pucci.
Having launched her firm in 2009, Seirafi has been designing custom pieces for clients “almost from my first interiors project,” she says, but this 13-piece selection of seating and table options–including the Nina three-legged stool and Martin sofa (both shown)–is her first one available to the public. “This collection is the result of years of creating pieces,” she says.
Indeed, some are altered iterations of personalized items Seirafi has made for clients, while others are new ideas. Joining the two meant she needed to achieve a cohesive flow–and for that, the designer relied on her affinity for art and nature.
“I wanted the pieces to double as sculpture and, although practical, still contain a strong sense of poetry and art,” Seirafi says. “The inspiration never changed; I always had a clear vision of what I wanted the collection to look like.”
Her favorite outcome? A solid, polished Brazilian-quartz dining table with thick slab legs that create a rhythmic dimension underfoot. “It’s unique in its simplicity but has a monumental feeling,” Seirafi says.