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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...
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 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...
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...
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...
Add to the long list of accessories designed for tablet devices the $19,000 LL2 Lounger ( www.bonettikozerski.com ), an ergonomic rocking chair by Bonetti/Kozerski Studio in New York. At one end, the...
Convention has never defined the work of Christian Lacroix. Before his famed fashion house fell into bankruptcy in 2009, the couturier paraded everything from 18th-century-inspired courtesan dresses...
Conceived by CEO Maximilian J. Riedel, whose family has operated its namesake Austrian glassware company for 11 generations, the Riedel Mamba ( www.riedel.com ) contoured vessel allows wine to aerate...
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,...
In February, during Duravit’s biennial bash at the company’s Philippe Starck–designed headquarters in Hornberg, Germany, world-renowned designers and other guests enjoyed free-flowing Champagne and a...
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...
When Dedon debuted its 2011 outdoor furniture collections earlier this year, the German company went global: Transporting its handmade designs to some of the world’s most exotic destinations, Dedon...
Catering to what it calls the "in-out" lifestyle, French furniture company Sifas created Kwadra ( www.sifasusa.com ), a six-piece collection comprising tables, chairs, and a chaise lounge that can be...
This shapely 6-foot-9-inch armoire—commissioned from Dutch designer Tord Boontje by Meta, an offshoot of the Mal­lett gallery (212.249.8664, +44.20.7495.5375, www.madebymeta.com )—combines 21st-...
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...
For its new line of tableware, Italian fashion house Stefano Ricci (212.371.3901, www.stefanoricci.com ) applied the same attention to detail and artisan craftsmanship that it bestows on its...
Since its origin as a saddle maker in 1837, Hermès has been regarded as one of the world’s premier sources of exceptionally crafted leather goods. In 1924, this reputation led French interior...
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...

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