From Furniture to Lighting, A Look Into The Unique Materials Being Utilized In The Design World Today


The latest sculptural pieces feature exquisite materials at their core.

Razzle Dazzle

While the facets of a diamond were the inspiration for these forms, the geometric Diamante Accent and Console Table by Jamie Drake for Theodore Alexander are actually covered entirely in mother-of-pearl puzzle-like pieces—to dazzling effect.


Golden Glow

Alabaster, a fine-grained, translucent type of stone, steals the show in the Michaela Chandelier by Ralph Lauren Home for Visual Comfort & Co. with a half-moon design supported by an aged-iron frame. The minimalist lighting highlights linear planes of materials but the entire feel is softened by the luminescent globe.

Shape of Things

For the Empreinte collection, French design studio La Berre Vevaud emphasized textures that celebrate opposites. Injected with a brutalist feel yet composed in solid lavastone and travertine, the handmade Barth stools offer a refined aesthetic.

Romancing The Stone

The making of Brooklyn designers Chen Chen & Kai Williams’ ethereal Geo Transition Mirror looks much like a chemistry lesson but with a far more beautiful result. Silver nitrate is poured onto the mirror for a fade-to-clear look while gemstones are UV bonded to the surface.