The American furnishings brand partners with famed Italian designer Paola Navone for a complete, Mediterranean-influenced home collection.
Riviera Large Red Pendant ($199) and Riviera Small Grey Pendant ($129) by Paola Navone Only at Crate & Barrel. These attenuated wire frames are just right for 2013, and the gray and red colorways add a subtle amount of color to a dining room. Courtesy of Crate and Barrel.
Como espresso cup ($11.95) and saucer ($9.95) by Paola Navone Only at Crate & Barrel. Courtesy of Crate and Barrel.
Riviera Windsor chairs shown in black and white in the low-backed version ($299) by Paola Navone Only at Crate & Barrel. The high-backed version is $399. Courtesy of Crate and Barrel.
Mallorca Flatware Collection by Paola Navone Only at Crate & Barrel includes a three-piece place setting ($49.95), a tea spoon ($9.95), coffee spoon ($8.95), and servers ($69.95 for two pieces). Courtesy of Crate and Barrel.
Como barware by Paola Navone Only at Crate & Barrel: Choose from the 16-ounce highball glass ($11.95), the 7-ounce double glass ($9.95), and 10-ounce tumbler ($10.95). Courtesy of Crate and Barrel.
Crate and Barrel has a quintessentially American story: It started in 1962 with Gordon and Carole Segal, a Chicago couple inspired by the contemporary, affordable housewares they spotted on their European honeymoon. Since then, the company has amassed over 7,000 employees and a reputation for solid and dependable (though not exactly sexy) furniture and accessories. Now they've added some Italian dash with a collection by designer Paola Navone. Navone usually works for luxury brands (Gervasoni, Molteni & C, Poltrona Frau), so the sheer accessibility of the line—most pieces are under $200—is a boon to buyers and collectors alike. Here are a few of our favorites from the many items of lighting, tabletop, and furniture Navone has designed for Only at Crate and Barrel, all available starting this week.