We’re tapping local design pros to share the global finds inspiring them now. This month, Bonita Springs-based Leili Design Studio’s Leili Fatemi, who has an eye for sculptural furnishings, selects anchoring pieces that are artistic and functional.
Magna I Floor Lamp by Luxxu
With a good mix of glamour, modernity and an otherworldly edge, this lamp easily becomes the focal point in a room. It’s a weighty piece, stretching 55 inches tall with 88 pounds of brass and semi-precious crystal. “The stone framed in gold-plated brass is just a smart design,” Leili says. “It’s unique in that it’s both retro and modern.”
Symphony Pedestal Sink by Maison Valentina
Leili loves the Portuguese brand Maison Valentina for its over-the-top designs. Inspired by pipe organs, their Symphony Pedestal Sink has a high-gloss, brass-lacquered wood pedestal that supports a Nero Marquina marble sink. “Moments like this are what make powder rooms shine,” Leili says. “In this case, literally.”
Why Knot Bench by Kino Guérin
Using bent laminated plywood wrapped in oiled walnut veneer, Québec artist Kino Guérin applies the visual magnetism of knots and curves to furniture. His Why Knot Bench (available in 44-, 55- and 67-inch-long iterations) reimagines wood as a ribbon, with an airy design without legs, crossbars or supports. “His use of wood is imaginative and adds warmth to any space,” Leili says. “It’s a piece you can’t help but touch as soon as you see it.”