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People looking for very ornate, wedding cake-style Venetian chandeliers “generally don’t come to us,” says Giovanni Corrado, creative director of Mediterraneo, a 17-year-old Murano glass firm that...
The Swedish company Hästens began life as a fine saddler in 1852 and, with ready access to horsehair, created mattresses on the side. With the displacement of horses as modes of transport, the...
Italian furniture house Natuzzi combined modern design and state-of-the-art electronics to create its Sound chair. Contemporizing the swivel pedestal, flared headrest and cupped shape of Arne...
Jaime Hayon, the barely-30-year-old, Spanish designer of the moment who has a prankster’s irreverence for high style, has created a collection for Baccarat. After putting his stamp on products for...
Last year, Lyle and Umbach introduced the Peregrine collection, which excelled in its array of small occasional tables swathed in all manner of luxe materials, including snakeskin, shagreen,...
Interior-design trailblazer Stephanie Odegard is known for reinventing the traditional Tibetan rug for the modern era and, in so doing, began a lifelong commitment to reviving the local artisanal...
Tel Aviv-based furniture designer Arik Ben Simhon used the sporting world for inspiration in his latest collection of upholstery and furniture pieces, which feature plush couches meant to resemble...
Since 1904, when fashion fabric house Jakob Schlaepfer was established in St. Gallen, Switzerland, its sumptuous textiles have paraded down every catwalk, from Paris and Milan to New York and London...
Jee Levin and Randall Buck are artists who find inspiration in a myriad of images. Design influences for Trove, their innovative wall-coverings company in Brooklyn, run the gamut from an Alfred...
Not since the Middle Ages has chain mail looked so stylish. Hudson Furniture’s Atlantis 100 chandelier (about $16,800), designed by Turkish founder Barlas Baylar, gathers hundreds of suspended...
A new residential resort on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica will comprise 240 homes along the edge of the country’s most popular national park, with untouched white sand beaches and 4,000...
Phillip Jeffries Ltd. was eco-chic back in 1976, before this idea caught marketing buzzword fire. Purveying natural wall coverings made from rapidly renewable, biodegradable, and recycled materials,...
In Europe, B&B Italia has been selling outdoor furniture through its stable of international designers for years. But not until 2007 did B&B Italia Outdoor become available to the U.S. market...
French furniture designer Jean Bérenger de Nattes, who combines dark woods, metals, and 24-carat gilt bronze in his modern designs, has created a new collection of 10 pieces that were recently...
Pristine Bay Resort, a second-home community located on the tropical island of Roatan nearly 35 miles off the coast of Honduras, will finish building its first phase of homes in December. The resort...
The Galerie Van den Akker furniture gallery in midtown Manhattan has unveiled a collection of recently rediscovered 1960s and 1970s light fixtures, tables, and bookshelves from Luigi Sormani Design,...
Three new coastal-community golf courses made their debuts recently in Mexico: Paraiso del Mar: Opened in May, the Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest–designed course at this 1,700-acre residential...
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is inviting its guests to put down roots. The hotel group announced its latest venture, the Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, which offers guests two choices in membership...
Lalique, the century-old crystal house known for its ornate glass tabletop pieces, is feeling blue this spring. The DayDream Collection is the company’s most technical feat yet, featuring crystal...
What to know before you buy or sell in 2009 This is an excerpt from a feature in the April/May issue of Robb Report Vacation Homes. With housing prices dropping across the country and throughout the...
Capella Hotels & Resorts’ first North American project recently opened in Telluride, Colorado. Located in the center of the Mountain Village, at an elevation of 9,540 feet and just steps from the...
Judith Sheindlin, known to fans of her popular courtroom TV show as Judge Judy, removes a cream-colored envelope from her desk drawer and points to the Cartier logo on it, then to the engraved name:...
The 100 block of Madison Avenue in New York is not known for having a calming effect on passersby. Structures that house this month’s hottest fashion labels and frenetically paced advertising...
To mark the silver anniversary of the opening of her first showroom, in Chicago, Holly Hunt has released a new line of limited-edition home furnishings. The HH25 collection ( www.hollyhunt.com )...
New York interior designer Juan Montoya, recognized for his bold modernist style, will sell a selection of his personal mid-20th-century furniture and decorative arts collection at Rago Arts &...
The Gates Residences is the latest condominium community joining the growing real estate market at the entrance to the Beaver Creek Resort in Vail Valley, Colorado. The 49 two-, three-, and four-...
In 1985, when Viscount David Linley founded the London-based furniture-design firm that bears his name, he wanted to rattle some cages. "At that time, the industry was making things that could be...
Open Architecture | From the beginning of the 32-month design-and-build process for this 32,000-square-foot home in Palm Desert, Calif., the primary goal of the homeowners—a couple in their 70s who...
A house inevitably expresses the personality of its owner—for better or worse. This year’s Ultimate Home (see "Taking Shapes," page 78), a dramatic yet welcoming space flooded with natural light,...
A new condominium-hotel residence venture in Park City, Utah, will be the first ski-in, ski-out resort added to the Waldorf-Astoria Collection, a group of unique hotels run by the Hilton Family of...

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