Styles and trends: Contemporized coral
Tracy Bulla -- Furniture Today, June 1, 2009
Float away on a stylized reef chock full of organic chic. Whether free-flowing and ethereal or boldly modern, it's all the more stunning in graphic black and white.
All prices are suggested retail.
|Surrounded by shimmering silver, artfully reproduced coral almost appears to sway underwater in Made Goods' hand-painted mirror ($2,800).|
Glossy lacquer ups the attitude of Gail DeLoach's coral salad servers, boasting a chic, modern vibe ($128).
|Designed by Emma Silvestris for Alessi, the Mediterraneo bowl pays contemporary homage to the sea where some of the world's most precious coral is found ($75 to $96).|
Coral and assorted treasures from the sea cast an ultra-glamorous spin on Currey & Company's voluptuous Grotto console.
|Free-form coral motifs create an exquisitely detailed porcelain tulipiere from Legend of Asia ($300 to $450).|
|Bamboo coral cascades from a wrought iron frame with lavish abandon in Marjorie Skouras Design's lacquered chandelier ($7,700).|
|Moth Design's slender, sculpted lamp renders the coral form wildly organic and ultra-contemporary.|
|Sculptural toppers transform Arteriors Home's glass designs from simple to stunning ($129 to $179).|
|load up Bongenre's melamine plate with an extra helping of style ($12 to $15).|
|Coral gemstones branch across Ankasa's purist pillow with a gossamer-spun hand.|
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