Handcrafted touches do more than add character to an otherwise mundane space; they transform a house into a home. These products boast top-of-the-line craftsmanship, unique details and one-of-a-kind beauty.
By Christine Aebischer
Inès by Jean-Philippe Richard, created for Daum
Established in 1878, the French company Daum creates unique crystal pieces using the pâte de verre technique. Fragments of crystal of different colors and sizes, called groisil, are carefully placed into a mold, which is then placed in a kiln for 10 days. The multicolored groisil melts and flows into each of the mold’s nooks, blending at will, meaning each piece is unique in its specific colors. The Inès sculpture, which was created by French artist Jean-Philippe Richard, exudes grace and sensuality. The gray, purple and silver figure stands about 55 inches tall and was created in an edition of just 75 pieces. Priced at $58,500.
Enchanted by Corbett Lighting
Inspired by the enchanted forests found in the world of fairy tales, the Enchanted light fixture features handcrafted iron branches that create a beautiful and distinct form that casts a dazzling silhouette on the wall and ceiling. The sculptural branches are hand-finished in a warm silver leaf, a silver finish that has been stained to soften the metallic sheen. A powerful and dimmable LED engine is concealed within the fixture’s base, shining a magical glow upward and accenting the handmade Murano crystal drops in fire-polished glass, which beautifully refract the light. Enchanted is available in three pendant sizes, as well as an incandescent wall sconce. The largest of the pendants (pictured) is priced at $5,738.
Pink Onyx Wabi Sink by Stone Forest
Sure to be the focal point of any room, Stone Forest’s Pink Onyx Wabi Sink boasts a warm, pink hue and the meticulous craftsmanship only found in handcrafted pieces. Stone Forest takes its lead from nature’s blueprint and is renowned for its custom designs in stone. The Pink Onyx Wabi Sink is its latest creation, and each one is hand carved from a small, pink onyx boulder. Because each sink is carved from a one-of-a-kind piece of stone, the exact color, shape and size varies, guaranteeing no two will be exactly alike. Priced at $1,900.