Dornbracht achieves the ultimate design challenge: refining a classic. The Tara collection represents the evolution of Sieger Design’s iconic Tara design. An artfully contoured, more precise version of its former self, Tara’s lines are sharper, handles and rosettes reduced in diameter. Available in striking new black and white matte finishes. Dornbracht dorntaramix

Neri and Hu

Thu 11 2008

This Canestrelli designed travertine Provence fireplace is part of “Facings of America’s Private Estate; Fireplace Surround Collection.” The collection consists of seven distinct fireplace styles, available in ten separate stone choices, and ten authentic finishes to match many stone floor choices. Each fireplace is hand-carved in Italy by master artisans. Facings of America facingsborde

Zisha Tea Project

Thu 11 2008

Found near Lake Tai in eastern China, zisha (“purple clay”) is renowned for its natural beauty and tea preparation efficacies. The simple, modern forms are an abstraction of traditional shapes, showcased through the purity of the material. Natural colors of zisha are deliberately mixed together for a variant visual palette. Neri and Hu yixtea

Hearts Desire Vessel

Thu 11 2008

The texture and formal parameters of this dish were modulated organically using custom software. Starting from an aperiodic pattern of apertures, the thickness and porosity were varied to optimize structural stability and generate strong shadows. The biomimetic vessel is fabricated out of durable polyamide to resist abrasion and wear. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP somhearts

Sip of Gold Platinum

Thu 11 2008

Sip of Gold is now available in two designs, combining pure platinum and 24k gold. Both champagne tumblers are composed of thin white porcelain. The interiors are gilded in polished 24k gold. One of the new goblets is finished in smooth platinum. The other is platinum embellished with a diamond-patterned relief, and a 24k gold rim. Sieger by Furstenberg siegersip

The Boli Double Wall Glass captures a figurative doubling of traditional and modern – a conventional tea cup silhouette suspended in a modern glass shape. The double wall design also enables an excellent thermal quality for hot beverages. Neri and Hu shangboli

The Carnevale Collection is a nod to the romance of Venetian glass treasures and the thrilling heritage of that city’s annual festival. Multi-colored striped tapes connect meticulous, hand-blown glass beads in color-coordinated spiral patterns. The Rialto teardrop style (shown in Oro) emphasizes the delicate swirls of this centuries-old design tradition. Samuel & Sons samuelsonscarnevale

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