Home Design

Döttling’s Buonaparte contains hidden assets. While restoring an 18th-century Italian safe, craftsmen at the Döttling safe company ( www.doettling.com ) in Maichingen, Germany, intended to fit it...
After purchasing an unremarkable mid-1990s house in a private enclave of Los Angeles in 2008, the new owners—an investor; his wife, a philanthropist; and their two children—were faced with the...
When Pouenat Ferronnier was awarded the Enterprise of Living Heritage designation by the French government in 2009, it was the culminating honor for the iron smithery that was established in 1880...
It took the Sozzi family nearly a century to open an American outpost for their exceptionally crafted Italian furniture, Promemoria, which is finally available Stateside through a New York showroom...
Esplanade, a new collection of bath furniture and fixtures from the renowned German firm Duravit, may have been named for the grand old boulevards of Paris, but the collection actually telegraphs a...
Theo Furniture is the latest collection by Andrew Frumovitz, whose three-year-old company had specialized in high-end fabrics until now. His 23-piece collection of sofas, club chairs, tables, and...
No need to tread lightly on the Edward Barnsley Workshop Mark IV library ladder ( www.barnsley-furniture.co.uk ). It is made from 3,000-year-old bog oak that is strong enough to eliminate the need...
Most American-furniture dealers would love to be saddled with Carswell Berlin’s dilemma. The president of the Carswell Rush Berlin gallery in New York has a bed, a card table, and other furnishings...
For more than half a century, Bisazza has treated walls and floors as blank canvases, using its colorful mosaic tiles to transform everyday spaces into opulent and avant-garde exhibits. The Italian...
The GIFT A one-of-a-kind backyard aquatic complex featuring a 30-foot-by-60-foot freshwater swimming pool and adjoining 50,000-gallon saltwater aquarium to house the recipient’s choice of marine life...
The GIFT A custom kitchen designed by Nathan Myhrvold, author of Modernist Cuisine, with cutting-edge equipment including combi steam ovens, sous-vide water baths, and a liquid-nitrogen ice-cream...
The GIFT The famed Sol de Oriente estate at Mexico’s Costa Careyes resort. $18 million In 1968, Italian real estate developer Gian Franco Brignone fell in love with the lush jungles, vast sandy...
Photography by Chipper Hatter In Jackson, Miss., where plantation-style homes with porch swings are the norm, a 27,000-square-foot Tuscan-inspired estate might seem out of place. "Most of the homes...
The GIFT A 57-acre hillside homesite in the private MariSol residential community in Malibu, Calif. A 10,000-square-foot modern residence designed by Santa Barbara–based architect Barry Berkus. A...
Troy Adams is widely regarded as the creator of FusionDesign, an amalgam of American, European, and Asian design aesthetics and sensibilities. Now the Los Angeles–based interior designer has opened...
Bringing restaurant kitchen features into the home and promoting the concept of a “professional” cooking environment has long been the goal of Arclinea, the Italian firm working in collaboration with...
When Maxine Snider launched her signature collection in 1998, her focus was on creating spindly, light, and even a bit feminine-looking furniture inspired by delicate French designs of the 1920s and...
The 425-year-old French crystal manufacturer Saint-Louis, now owned by Hermès, has invited six artisans to reinterpret two traditional shapes from the Saint-Louis archives. The result is Les...
Furniture craftsman Robin Wade believes in leaving well enough alone. He runs a “slow studio” in Florence, Ala., by which he means that each bench, chair, and table—whether console, coffee, dining,...
The exquisitely crafted furniture of Istanbul-based Dorya is so well regarded in its native country that the office of the Turkish presiden t recently commissioned the firm to outfit the interiors of...
The fashion-conscious Italian mosaic firm Sicis has teamed up with famed French couturier Christian Lacroix to produce a new line of furniture that highlights the designer’s signature affinity for...
There’s a natural flirtatiousness to the furniture of Janet Morais, a New York–born interior designer and brand manager who established Koket—on the strength of her nickname, “Janette la coquette”—...
In 2008, when the hammer fell at Sotheby’s London on an elaborate 1880s parcel gilt partner’s desk, the price was almost 50,000 pounds (about $82,000). Those who missed out on the bidding and lost...
For French furniture company Jean de Merry, this year is all about 10: the firm enlisted 10 guest designers to collaborate on 10 limited-edition pieces for a charity project called the JDM-TEN. The...
Notable Belgian furniture maker Massant will debut its new outdoor furniture collection at Lars Bolander on East 59th Street in August. The Garden Collection comprises 40 pieces ($1,400 to $12,680),...
When Richard Frinier was creating his new trilogy of outdoor furniture designs for Brown Jordan, the tireless Long Beach, Calif.–based designer wondered what life would be like if he could simply sit...
The Japanese company INAX is pioneering new toilet concepts that transform the utilitarian fixture into a self-cleaning spa-like experience. Its new Regio and Satis integrated toilet designs, which...
Pratesi, the renowned Italian linen company established more than a century ago, reinvented its classic bedding with its new Pratesi 2.0 collection. It features 12 slightly more contemporary styles,...
Snaidero USA has been serving up innovative kitchen designs for more than 60 years. From the company’s futuristic showrooms to its museum-worthy collaborations with such design luminaries as Paolo...
Established in 1969, the Italian kitchen company GD Cucine has worked for years with real estate developers in the United States to outfit high-end condominium complexes and second-home communities...

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