Exquisite Beaded Furniture from Mexico

  • Mestizo Tallboy detail
  • Mestizo Tallboy
  • Mestizo Credenza in blue
  • Mestizo Credenza in red
  • Mestizo Center Table

The latest venture for Sami Hayek, brother of Salma and owner/designer of the company Espacio, is the Mestizo Collection, a highly original line of furniture that combines lacquer and wood with the distinctive beading of the Huichol Indians of Mexico. The collection highlights the various artisanal crafts of the country (there are also black pottery pieces and mirrors). Instead of the Huichol’s usual plastic beads, however, Hayek is using glass beads from the Czech Republic. Incredibly labor-intensive, a mirror might incorporate 200,000 hand-set beads. The line elevates a distinctly ethnic look to high art, and absolutely every aspect—color, design, proportions—is completely customizable. A rosewood cabinet with beading detail is $15,000; a coffee table with a charcoal mirror glass top and stainless interior is $10,000; and a credenza is $24,000. (212.556.6270, www.espaciosamihayek.com)

From Around the Web...
It took over two years to bejewel the piano in over 1,000 crystals…
Designer Marcel Wanders’s creation allows stylish excursionists to recline anytime, anywhere…
Various design elements make these porcelain items better suited for turbulence and choppy waters…
Each Savoir bed is designed to accommodate your comfort and style…
The beautiful 24-piece set is portable and ideal for impromptu dinners, picnics, and everyday use…
The converted living space fuses industrial cool with creature comforts…
A digital shark installation swims around designer Stéphanie Coutas’s dining room in Paris…
Photo by Pascal Anziani
These limited-edition Hermès board games combine fun and craftsmanship for the holidays...
The holiday cheer need not end when you return to work with these extraordinary items…
Photo by Paolo Petrignani
The space by designer Achille Salvagni is both confident and sophisticated…