Zak & Fox imagines designs that are not only complex and beautiful, but also engage through a deeper, layered narrative. Zak & Fox uses storytelling as the catalyst for everything they create. They are tuned to history and myth, folklore and fable – a creative tapestry that informs all that they do.


The founder and creative director, Zak Profera, draws influence from his early studies of conceptual art at the prestigious San Francisco Art Institute. His relentlessly curious nature and adherence to eclecticism have resulted in the creation of an aesthetic that is classic, contemporary, and ever shifting. It is based on the notion that great ideas can come from the most unlikely of places. From the outskirts of Istanbul in search of vintage finds, to the depths of the Black Forest for an open-air expedition, Zak’s travels afar charge his imagination with the same sense of adventure that inspirits his designs. He presently lives and works in New York City with his fox, Shinji.


And then there is Fox – though it’s not hard to see from where his alias derives. Shinji, Zak’s loyal companion at home and in his travels, is critical to the success of the business, offering both entertainment and occasional design counsel.

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