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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...
Since 1997, Craig Van Den Brulle has guided exquisite pieces by some of the 20th century’s best designers through his namesake Man­hattan furniture gallery and into the hands of serious collectors...
Joshua bell is often called the rock star of classical music. Indeed, the violin virtuoso tours the world 250 days per year, bringing sellout crowds to their feet with a distinctly sweet tone and an...
Steuben glassware, based in Corning, N.Y., is introducing color into its collection of handmade crystal for the first time in nearly 80 years. The new Luminescence line features glassware in shades...
Industrial designer Robert Brunner has partnered with Zephyr, which makes kitchen ranges, to produce a series of sleek and stylish ventilation hoods. Known for his high-tech design style, Brunner,...
Scandia Home’s bed linens—including traditional goose down comforters—can now be custom-ordered to satisfy almost any design request through its new Designer Atelier, a service that was launched at...
The Florentine firm Baldi, which specializes in transforming precious metals and semiprecious stones into ravishing dream objects, has made the fantasy of bathing in a water-filled quarry a reality...
Despite the fact that the venerable casual furniture company Janus et Cie has produced its own designs since its inception more than 32 years ago, it often has been more recognized for its exclusive...
Signature: Clodagh, an Irish-born designer who goes by a single name, specializes in what she calls “life-enhancing minimalism—all the comfort and luxury you need, but not more than you need.” It’s...
Signature: “I am a modernist, and my work is largely predicated on the use of major contemporary art. Although I have great respect for the past, I like my work to reflect our moment in time.”...
Signature: Hempel—an actress-turned-hotelier/designer—is known for her architectural approach to interiors, as well as a ravishing sense of theatricality. She’s known for playing with scale (large,...
Serge de Troyer, a Belgian designer based in Miami, has made a name for himself and his eponymous company with furniture handcrafted of fine leathers, parchment, Lucite, shagreen, bone, horn and...
Signature: Vervoordt’s style is nothing if not polyphonic. Informed by a lifetime of avid collecting in just about any area of art and design imaginable, his spaces are meant to inspire contemplation...
Signature: “We’re problem solvers,” says Lee Mindel rather modestly. But, as he points out, “The solving of the problem transcends building and becomes an art form.” Regardless of the design genres...
Signature: Perhaps because he began as a modernist (with a modernist’s sense of the needs of contemporary living), Pinto’s interiors, no matter how classical or formal, place a high premium on...
Signature: “My interiors have a neoclassical basis, but with a contemporary relation. Even when I do contemporary environments, they are rich in texture and material, and they have some historic...
Signature: A committed modernist who believes in only the highest of luxury quotients, his work emphasizes “materiality, texture, scale, light, and the constant dialogue between interior and exterior...
Signature: “Not allowing any two projects to look alike,” says Anthony Ingrao’s partner, Randy Kemper. “We customize each project to our client’s taste and help them define an individual style. We’re...
Signature: “We create luxurious, understated interiors, no matter what the budget. We avoid flashy, in-your-face luxury.” His work is informed by modern principles (uncluttered, well-lit open spaces...
La Malle, an exquisitely crafted cabinet that will be produced only by special order, is the result of a collaboration of three European design luminaries. Tristan Auer, the man responsible for the...
Last year, Belgian outdoor furniture firm Royal Botania introduced its two-person Wave lounger (starting at $26,600). Designed by Erik Nyberg and Gustav Ström, this canopied lounge of electro-...

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