“I loved the idea of a boy and his dog traversing the globe, unearthing ancient treasures, and bringing them back to modernity. There’s an adventurous, romantic spirit in the archetype, and it offers room to create engaging designs with narrative roots.”

Zak Profera, a New York City-based interior and textile designer, has always been inspired by the story. “An object becomes so much more interesting when a little bit of history is revealed,” he says. Zak’s work draws influence from his early studies of conceptual art at the acclaimed San Francisco Art Institute, as well as his recent international treks – from the outskirts of Istanbul in search of vintage finds, to the depths of the Black Forest for an open-air expedition. His relentlessly curious nature and adherence to eclecticism have resulted in the creation of an aesthetic that is classic, contemporary, and ever-shifting.

He presently lives and works in downtown New York City with his fox: Shiba Inu, Shinji.


Though it may just be an alias, it’s not hard to see where Fox’s name comes from – Zak’s loyal companion at home and in his travels.

ZAK+FOX, Inc. is a New York-based textile and interior design company founded by Zak Profera. Our Belgian linen fabrics are printed in the USA with water-based inks, and because we are able to print low minimums with quick turn-arounds, we leave very little to waste. Like many other printed fabrics, our textiles are generally used for light upholstery, pillows, and drapery, though they can be treated with a variety of commercial coatings in order to withstand heavy traffic and meet industry standards.

We generally request a 5-yard minimum, however, smaller orders can be accommodated with an additional fee. We ask for all of our samples to be returned within 30 days.

Merchandise must be inspected upon delivery for color, yardage, and any other irregularities before cutting and/or treatment. No returns can be made once the fabric has been cut or treated. Because we print everything to order, “perfect” goods will not be accepted back and are considered to be “final sale”. Returns must be made within 15 days of receipt; shipping costs and adjustments, such as cut fees and rush fees, will not be reimbursed. Like most printed fabrics, our textiles are not guaranteed against natural wear, abrasion, stretch, shrinkage, fading, or dye-lot variations.
ZAK+FOX often collaborates with designers to create custom colors and patterns tailored to their projects. While design and color-matching fees apply, our standard minimum of 5-yards remains the same, even for custom orders. Please contact us for more information.