Jorge Arango

Elegant Storage for Upscale Kitchens

Karen Williams, the principal of the bespoke kitchen firm St. Charles, is branching out with her own Signature Elements collection of versatile cabinetry. The three initial pieces are meant to function as transitions from the kitchen to other spaces—family room, great room, dining room, and so on—by showcasing furniture details elegant enough to grace any […]

George Smith Takes It Outside

George Smith, the English furniture company named for one of the United Kingdom’s most celebrated Regency-period furniture makers, has unveiled its first outdoor collection. Utilizing special treatments on variously stained woods and nail-head trim made from galvanized materials, the firm has reproduced some of its favorite classic pieces, such as the Early Victorian Chesterfield sofa and […]

Lalique Fixtures for the Bath

The new Perle collection of faucets, taps, towel holders, and other bath accessories brings together an unparalleled triumvirate of luxury brands: the Normandy-based atelier for handcrafted bath fixtures THG Paris, the famed hospitality designer Pierre-Yves Rochon (whose international projects include Paris’s Four Seasons George V, London’s Savoy, and Shanghai’s Peninsula Hotel), and the legendary French […]

Deco Designs for the Bath

The family-owned Florentine firm Devon and Devon, known for impeccably designed and crafted bathroom collections, including bathtubs, fittings, and flooring, recently debuted two new vanities: Suite and Bentley. The company—which outfitted Franco Zeffirelli’s Positano retreat as well as Francis Ford Coppola’s 19th-century Palazzo Margherita (reincarnated as a luxury hotel)—casts a wide inspirational net. “Our collections […]

Ten Years of New Old-World Furniture

Ebanista is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new collection—appropriately dubbed Collection Ten—designed by Melinda and Fari Pakzad. The couple (who founded the company) worked with a team of artisans and craftspeople on over 40 made-in-America interpretations of classic European furniture, lighting, and accessories. The line exhibits exceptional attention to detail and artisanal touches, such […]

Smart Showings

Los Angeles When the actor and self-taught designer Kristoffer Winters purchased a 5,000-square-foot home in west Los Angeles’s affluent Holmby Hills neighborhood in 2010, he envisioned for the property an Art Deco–influenced overhaul. With the help of architect Philip Vertoch, builder Gordon Gibson, and landscape designer Stephen Block, he transformed the original home—built in 1959 […]

Accessories with a Neoclassical Architectural Bent

The Hull Historical division of the Ft. Worth–based Brent Hull Companies—renowned for its top-tier millwork and preservation—has unveiled the limited-edition Brent Hull Signature collection of neoclassical architectural elements to celebrate the work of its founder, Brent Hull. The initial pieces in the collection ($3,800 to $6,800 to the trade) include the 1800 Harmony Pedestal, a […]

Artful Portuguese Cabinets

The Portuguese furniture maker Boca do Lobo has taken two of its most popular designs—the Diamond sideboard and Pixel cabinet—and modified them for two limited editions (only 20 will be made of each). The Diamond sideboard is covered in silver leaf finished with a layer of translucent emerald-green paint covered in high-gloss varnish. The design’s […]

Setting a Modern Brazilian Table

The Brazilian furniture and art gallery Espasso has moved into the tableware arena with its new accessories collection. Harnessing the talents of some of the country’s most important designers, including the industrial designer Ruben Simões, and the artist and designer Jacqueline Terpins, the collection consists of clean, contemporary table accessories and flatware, mostly in stainless […]

Five Contemporary Furniture Designers to Buy Now

Today’s furniture designers are more aware of their legacy than their antecedents were. Isamu Noguchi, known for his iconic kidney-shaped coffee table, and Eero Saarinen, who is identified by his womb chair, for instance, weren’t thinking of creating masterpieces for a future auction market when they forged their lasting designs. Their descendants, however, strive for […]

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