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,

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