Furniture that Sparkles and Shines

  • Addison Cocktail Table.
  • Crystal Omni Side Table.
  • Crystal Z Side Table.
  • Z Bedside Table.
  • Lin Dining Table.
  • Tao Bookshelf.
  • Tao Bookshelf Detail.
  • Tao Bookshelf Detail.
  • Tao Bookshelf Detail.
  • Tao Bookshelf Detail.
  • William Kissel

Daniel Hellman and Eric Chang launched their signature custom-furniture line four years ago with the singular elegant and innovative Z pedestal table that won them numerous accolades and a prestigious design award. A short time later their fledgling Brooklyn-based studio received commissions from the Four Seasons, the Waldorf-Astoria, the Intercontinental, and Sotheby’s, among others. Now the boyhood friends and owners of Hellman-Chang have partnered with Swarovski on two sleek, limited-edition side tables, the Omni and the Z, both of which are artfully embedded with crystals.

Handmade from walnut and finished in either powder white or high-polished jet black, the Z side table balances on twisting, zigzagging beveled legs while the Omni is distinguishable by its serpentine-shaped, hollow, drum-like appearance. “The Omni [$12,000 with crystals; $5,300 without] is a very labor-intensive piece involving a lot of shaping and swooping surfaces,” said Hellman, adding how the process is intensified by the application of the crystals, which must be individually hand set within to create a kind of crystallized cavern effect. For the Z side table ($8,500 with crystals; $3,000 without), “the crystals are first embedded on a mesh screen and recessed into the wood surface, which is later covered in star-fire glass,” added Chang. 

Both pieces are part of a rapidly expanding made-to-order furniture collection that includes numerous signature designs, including the Z rectangular dining table ($21,000) with its highly sculptural pedestal base, the Addison cocktail table ($6,800) featuring a star-fire glass top supported by two tapered and beveled side panel legs, and the Asian-inspired Tao bookshelf ($8,000) incorporating geometrically designed shelving. (212.875.0424, www.hellman-chang.com)

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