This New Local Furniture Collection Is Surprisingly Affordable
Called Zon3, the line—offered exclusively at Zimman's, in Lynn—includes sofas, art, fabrics, and more.
Attention, Zimman’s shoppers: The Lynn-based fabrics-and-furnishings store has just introduced a brand-new collection. Called Zon3, the 110-year-old shop’s new line includes attractive-yet-affordable pieces showcased on the store’s newly-revamped third floor. “What we wanted to do was create a department where people could get the same taste level and style that they’re used to at Zimman’s but at a very different price point,” says Patty Forster, the store’s operations manager.
The collection offers vinyl floor cloths, one-of-a-kind pieces (many of which are vintage), and American-made upholstered furniture featuring high-performance Crypton fabrics—all at significantly lower prices than the wares on the shop’s lower floors. That means you can score a sofa for less than $1,600, or an upholstered headboard with bed rails for $1,400, Forester says. Zon3’s focus on value doesn’t mean it skimps on style, though: It’s a curated collection of clean-lined pieces. Sofas, for instance, come in three customizable forms: a traditional design with rolled arms, a tufted midcentury-modern model, and a transitional velvet piece. “Most furniture businesses have over 100 sofas you can choose from and all tend to sell the same styles over and over,” Forester explains. “What I did was edit everything that was available to make the choice very simple for customers.”
With the release of Zon3 also came an entirely new look for the third floor of the shop, a previously unassuming space that housed sale merchandise. Now it flaunts a fresh coat of paint, new floors, and new window treatments. “We’ve always had a third floor but never had such a fabulous use for it,” Forester says. “I had a vendor come in yesterday who’d been coming here for 20 years, and he couldn’t believe what it looked like.” To mark the release of Zon3 and show off the floor’s brand-new look, the store will also be hosting a celebration every Saturday in February with music, craft beer from local breweries, and light snacks.
80 Market St., Lynn, 781-598-9432, zimmans.com