Design Seen: New Old-World Charm

  • Mathieu Lustrerie's Astrolabe
  • Mathieu Lustrerie's Astrolabe
  • Jeff Koons vase for Bernardaud
  • Saint-Louis clear lamp
  • Saint-Louis clear lamp
  • Photo by Daniele Cortese
    Promemoria Baku daybed Photo by Daniele Cortese
  • Montone chandelier for Global Lighting
  • Photo by Luc Boegly
    Christian Liaigre Erudit sofa Photo by Luc Boegly
  • Gilbert Nicolet for Côté France
  • Gilbert Nicolet for Côté France
  • Ora-Ïto table for Roche Bobois
  • Photo by Daniele Cortese
  • Photo by Luc Boegly
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The Provence studio is known for having restored chandeliers at the Château de Versailles, but its 6-foot-tall amber rock crystal Astrolabe sheds a modern light on the firm’s design capabilities. $140,000. 212.683.2081,

To mark its 150th anniversary, the French porcelain manufacturer commissioned the artist Jeff Koons to follow his Puppy vase with a vessel inspired by his rocking-horse sculptures. The design is limited to 3,500 pieces. $4,300. 212.371.4300,

With her 63-inch-tall Saule floor lamp, the French designer Ionna Vautrin brings a sense of nouveau royalty to the crown jewel of France’s crystal houses, Saint-Louis. $19,000 for the clear lamp (shown), $24,700 for flannel gray. 855.240.9740,

The Baku daybed by the Lecco, Italy–based firm requires 120 hours of handwork and sports an ebony frame with bronze-capped feet, as well as English leather headboards and footboards with matte nickel buckles. $45,725. 646.588.4409,

Jacco Maris of the Netherlands explodes the country-quaint image of Delftware by applying medieval painting techniques to his white-coated stainless steel Montone chandeliers for Global Lighting. About $11,000 to $44,500. 914.591.4095,

The French brand’s new showroom in Manhattan debuts the latest line, which plays up tailored silhouettes and couture materials. The Erudit sofa (shown) fits snugly into a textured bronze base. $25,500 to $30,500. 212.201.2338,

Gilbert Nicolet was burning the mahogany on his Incendie cabinet in 1975, well before his technique inspired such works as Moooi’s Maarten Baas–designed Smoke chair from 2003. Now Côté France is reproducing Nicolet’s design. $32,370.

Having produced four prototypes, the French designer Ora-Ïto finally created the base of reinforced polyurethane on steel for his immaculately engineered table for Roche Bobois. From $3,305. 212.889.0700,

The pop-up showcases the designer’s work alongside pieces sourced from around the globe…
Inspired by European architecture, each mantel takes about 3 months to complete…
Actually made from fine bone china, the tableware collection was inspired by Italian Carrara marble…
Lladró Niagara Chandelier Gold Chandelier
Hundreds of handmade porcelain fairies with gold wings adorn the whimsical chandelier…
Handmade 24-karat gold vase Sieger by Fürstenberg Luna collection
A handmade porcelain vase is one of the highlights from the brand’s new Luna collection…
Photo by Roger Davies
A Southern California couple seeking more space turned to the home’s original architect…
Photo by Mark Seelen
Bringing personal style home is only natural for these three highly individual fashion designers…
Photo by Matthew Millman
Four good friends turned their living-room start-up into an international design firm…
Tomas Maier’s quietly confident imprimatur is evident in new stemware, a Murano lamp, and more…
Photo by Marco Scarpa
Steeped in heritage, the luxury clothier creates beautiful drapery and other accessories…