Second Look: Objects of Affection

  • Photo by Pornchai Mittongtare
    Otre Sommerso Photo by Pornchai Mittongtare
  • Photo by Pornchai Mittongtare
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  • Sheila Gibson Stoodley

A gallery owner and art dealer’s first glass designs and other beloved fineries.

For the past 13 years, Fabio Micucci has selected the finest of Italy’s contemporary decorative arts for his eponymous showroom in Los Angeles, which he describes as an “Italian conceptual space.” Here, he displays standouts in silver and Murano glass—striking housewares such as the towering trio of sterling silver candlesticks and the black faceted Murano glass vase shown in the living room of a James Magni–designed home. Though Micucci’s affinity to all of his selections is clear, his latest Murano glass collection is especially close to his heart: Executed by master Italian glassmakers and carvers, it is the first series that he has personally designed.

In October Micucci received the first pieces from his namesake collection—and sold everything within a week. His clients snapped up stunners such as Otre Sommerso, a smoldering-orange vase with a layer of sterling silver that sparkles like dew and a layer of aquamarine that, sadly, eludes the camera. The native of the central Italian region of Marche said he “collapsed with happiness” when he realized the strength of his success with the line, but he added that he wished to hang on to items from future shipments of the collection of 20-odd vases, vessels, and decorative objects for a little longer. “I hope I don’t sell them right away,” he says. “I need one for display.”        

Each Micucci-designed piece is a limited edition of 29. Prices range from $1,500 to $6,000, and other collections will follow in 2014.

Micucci Collection, 310.360.7323, www.micuccicollection.com

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