It’s a little hard to sum up Zakkia.
Yes, it’s a homewares brand and a gorgeous online store, but the exact style of products on offer is a toughie to lock in. Which is probably a good thing. You certainly can’t pigeon hole the them, though it is fair to say the products are an eclectic mix of contemporary, on-trends delights.
“It is really hard to try to sum the brand up,” creator Sara Lundgren concedes, although others have described Zakkia as Scandi-meets-Bondi.
“I guess [that description] makes sense,” she continues. “In addition to our obvious Scandi influence, I do think our brand has a little bit of a cool, coastal vibe as well”.
With a black-grey-white colour story that feels distinctly Scandi, there’s also loads of textural elements in the collections that channel a more seaside vibe. Even more delightful is the strong intent to make the designs as clean as possible. It’s a no-fuss approach and it’s a very refreshing one.
Moving from Sweden to Australia six years ago, Sara’s heritage is wonderfully obvious in the products Zakkia sells, with the name of the biz coming from Sara’s grandmother, who she didn’t get a chance to know growing up.
“Sadly, I only met my grandmother once so I never got to know her. I wanted the brand to have a name that meant something, and I liked the sound and uniqueness of Zakkia. Zakkia is also my sister’s middle name, and she likes to think that the brand is named after her”.
The Dala Horse is possibly the most iconic and most popular product in the Zakkia range (and my personal fave). It’s also a special one for Sara, too.
“I love the Dala horse, probably because I feel they are very connected to my Scandinavian heritage. It is such an iconic Swedish handicraft piece. The horses were originally carved in wood, painted in colourful patterns, and used as toys”.
Not only are the products from Zakkia so brilliantly unique and on-trend, but they’re also affordable (and you know that I love to bag a bargain!). It’s an element that Sara wanted to ensure was there from the moment she started the brand.
“Being from Sweden… you could get nicely designed pieces for very affordable prices,” She explains. “When I first moved to Australia I couldn’t find the products I was used to from Sweden, and definitely not at similar prices. So when I first started Zakkia it was very important to me that we keep the prices as low as we possibly could, while not compromising on the quality”.
Well that is one philosophy I can very much get on board with. I am so smitten with the products in this post that I want to guy my home and start again! If you’re a bit keen on Zakkia, hit the competition below and win yourself a $50 voucher!
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Open to Aus Residents Only. Comp Closes 11.59pm Wednesday April 15