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Established Interior Designer Opens New Boutique BY JACQUELINE STEINKE
estled between charming store fronts and residential homes in downtown Edmonds lies a sophisticated art gallery and home furnishings boutique called Zinc Art + Interiors. Laura Zeck opened Zinc Art + Interiors in January when she outgrew her Zinc Interior Concepts and Short Stories Press space — both of which she launched in 2001. A new design collective that combines her interior design, custom etchings and love of fine art, Zinc Art + Interiors resembles something you might find in New York City. Zeck is seeing her clientele and artistic reach growing at a rapid rate. With a background in retail, hospitality and eclectic residential design, Zeck has a solid reputation for her work with Heartland Cafe, Walnut Street Coffee and the Luscious Skin Spa in Seattle.
From modern graphic art to sleek handmade wood furniture, Zinc Art + Interiors has everything to set your home apart from others. Elegant, yet functional home furnishings and gifts include upcycled fire hoses made into wine bags and backpacks and bags made from reused bicycle tubes. Currently, Zeck is featuring New York Artist Isabel Halley, who creates 22 karat Gold Pinch Pots. “[Isabel Halley] was the first artist I commissioned when I signed the lease.” A long list of other artists to be featured at Zinc includes Liz Tran, Liam Brazier and woodworker Dan Thoreson. Laura also carries incredible furniture from a company called Modern Object. While Laura is the official owner of their new digs, her husband and business partner Jesse Doquilo brings his
graphic design expertise and handmade, wood furnishings to complement the gallery. His tables and chairs use a combination of wood and steel to incorporate both organic and industrial features into usable art. Laura believes that a cutting edge aesthetic sets Zinc Art + Interiors apart from other galleries. Not only will you find distinct pieces here, you will find items that foster curiosity. “I want to create spaces and offer items that are unique, make people smile and maybe spark conversation.” Zinc Art + Interiors 102 3rd Ave. South, Suite B, Edmonds Tue.–Fri. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 206.467.1027 zincartinteriors.com March | April 201437