Home Decorating We’ve Got a Souk-ret: Zenza Home Accessories

We’ve Got a Souk-ret: Zenza Home Accessories

Photo via Zena

Photo via Zenza

During her recent trip to Maison et Objet in Paris, Annie came across a variety of weird, wacky, or wonderful (and sometimes all three) new home products. One company that stopped her in her tracks was Zenza. Based in the Netherlands, this exciting design outfit is using traditional techniques to handcraft incredible lighting, decorative pillows, rugs, and furniture with an urban-nomad style.

Zenza was founded more than 20 years ago by Karin Willems, who traveled to Egypt to source products for her new home accessories company. Not only did she uncover lots of hidden gems in the souks, but she also met Hussein, the man who would become her husband and business partner. Ever since, the couple has been bringing beautifully exotic home decor to customers in a wide range of countries.

Photo via Zenza

Photos via Zenza

Zenza is perhaps best known for its pendant lamps, sconces, and table lamps, all made of copper or silver-plated copper with intricate patterns of holes that cast elaborate shadows across a room. Each lamp is made by hand in the company’s manufacturing facility in Egypt and every pattern is unique, so you’re getting a one-of-a-kind piece every time you shop. Amazing stuff, right?

Textiles—pillows and rugs made of soft, textured fabrics like silk, wool, hemp, and linen—are another specialty of Zenza’s, and many feature eye-catching embellishments like beadwork, embroidery, and appliqué. And the furniture, from rattan peacock chairs to carved armoires and tables (many made of sustainable mango trees!) is spectacular in a relaxed, modern-day-elegant way.

Photo via Zenza

Photo via Zenza

For the moment, parts of the Zenza home accessories collection are available in the United States only at Mogul in Los Angeles and the online shop Terrain. But we predict major success for this company, so stay tuned for updates.


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Sean C September 30, 2014 at 9:15 am


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Bethany October 24, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Enjoy your blog!
Congratulations on carrying Zenza too. I am interested in the white ceiling light found in the 2nd photo above, it’s the first item. I’ve checked Terrain and Mogul without success. Could you provide a link to details and ordering for it please?

Thank you.

Fresh American October 27, 2014 at 7:50 am

Hi, Bethany! Zenza makes some gorgeous home products, don’t they? While we don’t carry them in our stores, we’ve found the team there to be a delight. Try contacting that at info AT zenza DOT nl for purchasing info.


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