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Design Seen: New Old-World Charm

Jorge S. Arango

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, www.mathieulustrerie.com

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, www.bernardaud.com

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, www.saint-louis.com

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, www.promemoria.com

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, www.globallighting.com

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, www.christian-liaigre.us

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. www.cotefrance.com

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, www.roche-bobois.com

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