Smart Showings

Los Angeles When the actor and self-taught designer Kristoffer Winters purchased a 5,000-square-foot home in west Los Angeles’s affluent Holmby Hills neighborhood in 2010, he envisioned for the property an Art Deco–influenced overhaul. With the help of architect Philip Vertoch, builder Gordon Gibson, and landscape designer Stephen Block, he transformed the original home—built in 1959 […]

Accessories with a Neoclassical Architectural Bent

The Hull Historical division of the Ft. Worth–based Brent Hull Companies—renowned for its top-tier millwork and preservation—has unveiled the limited-edition Brent Hull Signature collection of neoclassical architectural elements to celebrate the work of its founder, Brent Hull. The initial pieces in the collection ($3,800 to $6,800 to the trade) include the 1800 Harmony Pedestal, a […]

Artful Portuguese Cabinets

The Portuguese furniture maker Boca do Lobo has taken two of its most popular designs—the Diamond sideboard and Pixel cabinet—and modified them for two limited editions (only 20 will be made of each). The Diamond sideboard is covered in silver leaf finished with a layer of translucent emerald-green paint covered in high-gloss varnish. The design’s […]

Setting a Modern Brazilian Table

The Brazilian furniture and art gallery Espasso has moved into the tableware arena with its new accessories collection. Harnessing the talents of some of the country’s most important designers, including the industrial designer Ruben Simões, and the artist and designer Jacqueline Terpins, the collection consists of clean, contemporary table accessories and flatware, mostly in stainless […]

Five Contemporary Furniture Designers to Buy Now

Today’s furniture designers are more aware of their legacy than their antecedents were. Isamu Noguchi, known for his iconic kidney-shaped coffee table, and Eero Saarinen, who is identified by his womb chair, for instance, weren’t thinking of creating masterpieces for a future auction market when they forged their lasting designs. Their descendants, however, strive for […]

The Ultimate Partner Desk

Romeo Sozzi, the designing patriarch of the Lake Como–based furniture family that owns Promemoria, has unveiled Giacomo, an elegant modern take on the iconic partner desk. Originally invented for English banking partners in the 19th century, the desk has rarely been interpreted with such understated sumptuousness. Made of solid hardwoods and rare wood veneers—sucupira and […]

Elegant Showcases for Wine, Cocktails, and Cigars

Progetto50 is a new kitchen collection from Toncelli that includes three tall cabinet styles, each produced in Tuscany by master craftspeople working in the age-old art of wood marquetry. The cigar collector’s cabinet contains a large humidor, with added space for table games and cigar-friendly spirits like Cognac and port. The cocktails cabinet is outfitted […]

Tables Pay Homage to Paul Jones

When John Boone—who with his husband Christopher Lockwood owns John Boone Inc.—was searching for a fitting way to honor his mentor, the late antique dealer and furniture designer Paul Jones, he chose to reproduce a group of Jones’s table designs. But he reinterpreted them using lavish materials. A search of the archives revealed treasures such […]

New Glory for Bohemian Glass

Lasvit, a Czech company dedicated to reviving the legendary art of fine Bohemian glass, has commissioned designer Michael Young to create the Homune table. Bohemian glass has been produced since the 13th century in what is now the Czech Republic. Its superior potash content made it more coveted by emperors and kings than Murano glass. […]

The Modern Turkish Bath

The Istanbul-based Armadi Art is famous for its over-the-top wall-mounted bathroom vanities (a crystal version tops out at $50,000). The firm’s newest vanity collection is Aqua, which comes in a wide variety of materials—glass, wood, and leather (embossed to resemble crocodile skin)—and can be customized to any size. Clients can also choose rounded corners or […]

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