Midcentury furniture maven Angela Zupan, who co-owns West Hollywood furniture gallery Orange with her husband Nadir, always wanted to be an entrepreneur. When Zupan was a young girl in Portland, Oregon, her father owned high-end grocery stores, and the do-it-yourself spirit was instilled from an early age. The vintage lighting and furniture element, however, was somewhat more unexpected. “We stumbled into the business – [Nadir] had a furniture factory, a manufacturing company that actually sold to the store, Orange. We weren’t the original founders. We actually took it over, it was going to go bankrupt, and we’ve had it for about 18 years,” she explains.
Turns out, Zupan has quite an eye. Under her and Nadir’s discerning gazes, Orange evolved from the kind of place that sells pink trash cans and lime green chairs to one of Los Angeles’ preeminent destinations for mid-century wares, with pieces from the likes of Gio Ponti and Charlotte Perriand, as well as a line that’s designed in-house
Below, Zupan sat down with the Arch to talk all things furniture, business, and beauty. Read on for the full Q&A.