Design Seen: At Your Service

<< Back to Home & Style, November 2013
  • Samantha Brooks

1} L’Objet
A rim of gleaming 24-karat gold encircles this festive platter ($550), which is made of malachite and Limoges porcelain and measures 18 inches in diameter. The design is also offered in plates, cups, and saucers, as well as desk accessories.
855.562.5388, www.l-objet.com

2} Cristal de Sèvres
These mouth-blown, hand-cut Vertigo martini glasses from the centuries-old French company have an easy-to-grip stem and come in six colors ($157 each) suited to the season, or in clear crystal ($143 apiece).
Available at TableArt, 323.653.8278, www.tableartonline.com

3} Kelly Wearstler
The Los Angeles–based designer lends a hand with her Salone tray ($2,275), with bronze handles, and Hand Mobel bottle stopper ($195). These and Wearstler’s legs sculptures, among other objects, are certain to kick-start dinner conversation.
855.295.3559, www.kellywearstler.com

4} Paola Navone
A new line created by the Italian architect and designer for Crate & Barrel ranges from marble-and-aluminum dining tables to cobalt blue rugs. Her Mallorca platters ($19.95 to $34.95), with their oval shape and scalloped edges, are stylish standouts.
800.967.6696, www.crateandbarrel.com

5} Robbe & Berking
Founded in 1874, the German company produces flatware that showcases the brand’s adeptness at contemporary styling. The Riva five-piece place setting comes in silver plate (shown, $577) or sterling silver ($1,235).
Available at Gearys, 310.273.4741, www.gearys.com

6} Puiforcat
Splendid enough to add instant sophistication and stable enough to withstand clumsy dinner guests, the Ruban candlesticks (small, $460; large, $650) take their cue from a 1930s design by Jean Puiforcat. Votives and candelabras are also available.
+33.1.45.63.1010, www.puiforcat.com

7} Stelton
The Danish company’s Kontra vacuum jug ($269) offers the polished look of fine silver in a practical stainless-steel package. The 1-liter vessel has a pop-up, vacuum-sealed top that helps keep coffee hot and prevent spillage.
Available at TableArt, 323.653.8278, www.tableartonline.com

8} Ana Meneses
This set from the London-based Meneses promises to hold the gaze of your party guests. Crafted from hand-raised sterling silver, the gilded containers ($4,164 with spoons) have an old-world aura.
Available at Bespoke Global, 212.537.0112, www.bespokeglobal.com  

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