Favorite Things

Taking Shape

Whether natural or manmade, certain shapes and forms draw us in and command attention—just like these striking objects.

BY July 1, 2021

All in One

During the initial COVID-19 lockdown, local artist Chad Jensen found himself isolated with only the tools and materials he had on hand. He began working with plaster as a medium. He says this piece, entitled Semi-Precious, embodies the tension between beauty, fragility, industry and architecture. At 14-inches tall, it is both conspicuous and engaging.

$6,000; methodandconcept.com


Firmly Rooted

If you really care about your plants, you’ll splurge for a little something special for their living conditions. This Mist Planter from Point comes in three sizes and makes any plant look like it’s ready for its coronation, thanks to a blossoming silhouette that resembles an overflowing fountain. A lacquered aluminum frame is wrapped in round Shintotex weather-resistant fiber weaving for extra durability in outdoor environments.

From $761; kbpatiofurniture.com


Childproof Glamour

Most precious glass art is susceptible to toddlers, pets and mindless visitors. But the soft resin vases by Gaetano Pesce for Fish Design, like this 14-inch-tall Twin C Vase, are soft to the touch and can survive the aforementioned disasters. Each  piece is handmade and one-of-a-kind.

$735; judithliegeoisdesigns.com


Get Around

Asymmetrical circles always make for an eye-catching design; and this 52-inch tiered Ventana Cocktail Table from Barclay Butera Carmel Collection takes full advantage. In addition to its unique silhouette, an unobtrusive drawer in the center section offers convenient and generous storage.

$2,329; norrisfurniture.com; baers.com

Totally Twisted

If you have a thing for mind-bending forms that make you want to stare aimlessly until someone brings you food, you need to look into the Torsion Table by Mario Bellini for Natuzzi. A solid olive wood base topped with a 78-inch extra-light polished ground glass, this limited-edition piece is as functional as it is fabulous.

$46,000; natuzzi.com

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