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Herve van der Straeten

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Parisian-based furniture and jewelry designer HERVE VAN DER STRAETEN is renowned worldwide for his cutting-edge materials and distinctive designs, whether he’s creating an architectural jewelry cuff or a lamp with an openwork funnel resembling a tornado, Herve always seem to dazzle and amaze.

Considered one of today’s top innovators in luxe decorative arts, Herve’s work is often described as “luxurious, but not show-off”. He designs approximately 30 pieces each year and presents his thematic collections in his showroom in the Marais arrondissement of Paris or in special presentations through Ralph Pucci.

I was struck by how often Herve’s mirrors, lamps and tables showed up in rooms that I love and how well his pieces fit into various decorating styles. I know, I know, most of Herve’s pieces are beyond expensive, but who knows, if the trend holds there may be a capsule line for Target in Mr. van der Straeten’s future. Fingers crossed!

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Photos: François Halard/Elle Decor

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