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December 12, 2013
Like the old Burl Ives Christmas song says, "Silver and gold, Silver and gold, Ev'ryone wishes for silver and gold." With those lyrics now stuck in our heads, we've gathered some of our favorite shiny objects from the new Dwell Store to help you bring a little shine and shimmer to your life.
Artek 115 Umbrella Stand

ARTEK 115 UMBRELLA STAND

Modernist designer Alvar Aalto interprets his iconic sculpted birch form into a utilitarian and elegant umbrella stand. Made from shaped, naturally lacquered wood with a brass tray base to catch extra moisture, the Umbrella Stand 115 is a stylish resting place for rainy day necessities.

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VP1 FLOWERPOT LAMP

VP1 FLOWERPOT LAMP

Created by 20th-century Danish designer Verner Panton, the Flowerpot VP1 lamp is a stellar example of mid-century design. Designed in 1969, the ceiling-mount Flowerpot lamp takes its inspiration from the sunny '60s and is comprised of a pair of nesting spheres. A smaller sphere discreetly hides the bulb and is protected by the larger dome, both made from vibrant lacquered steel with a color-matched fabric cord.

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ROULE TRAY

ROULE TRAY

Designed by Pauline Deltour for Discipline, the Roulé tray is inspired by classic copper pots used in jam making. Carrying through with this inspiration, the tray features an exaggeratedly large rolled edge that is not only an aesthetic choice, but also a practical one—the edge facilitates handling and stacking with other Roulé trays. Made from copper or brass, this tray has a distinctive shine that has a mirror-like effect on the objects it holds. The classic shape of the Roulé tray recalls traditional and simple serving trays, but the luxe materials give the tray a refined elegance that will add sophistication to a cocktail party or dress up a side table arrangement.

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AJ SERVING TRAY

AJ SERVING TRAY

There is something undeniably refined about a stainless steel bar set. Whether it’s the subtle shine or the coolness of the metal, Stelton’s Cylinda-Line, designed by Arne Jacobsen, presents the essential elements for a modern bar. The series uses simple cylindrical shapes to provide a minimalist, clean continuity between the pieces. The AJ Serving Tray features two side handles for easy carrying, and is an attractive way to serve cocktails to guests, or to place hors d’oeuvres on a coffee table. As a standalone item, the tray adds elegance to a cocktail party. Grouped with other pieces from the Cylinda-Line? That’s a comprehensive, sophisticated modern bar.

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SKYGARDEN PENDANT LIGHT S1

SKYGARDEN PENDANT LIGHT S1

Simple at first glance, the Skygarden Pendant Lamp by designer Marcel Wanders for FLOS reveals itself to be intricate and surprising when viewed from directly underneath. The outside of Skygarden is a minimal half-sphere, but inside a white plaster photo-etched floral frieze is hiding––a modern interpretation of luxurious chateau ceilings. The pendant’s soft light is diffused by an inner glass sphere with aluminum filigree detail.

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FUN 1DA PENDANT LIGHT

FUN 1DA PENDANT LIGHT

Designed in 1964 by legendary Danish 20th century designer Verner Panton, the Fun 1DA Pendant Lamp is reproduced for today’s design enthusiast by Verpan. This elegantly constructed ceiling-mount pendant lamp is made from a three ring metal frame with descending strands of shimmering metal discs. Combined to form a cohesive whole, these brilliant circles glisten like the scales of a fish or gleaming beads. When illuminated, the reflective surfaces enliven any space with dynamic, ethereal light. When touched, the discs emit a soft twinkling sound that lends further animation to the lively design and lends beauty and dimension to any room.

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QUEUE METAL STICK LIGHTER

QUEUE METAL STICK LIGHTER

For more than half a century Tsubota Pearl has produced Japan’s most imaginative and artfully crafted lighters. The Queue Metal Stick Lighter’s elongated form is rendered in cool metal gold and silver. It fits perfectly into any small bag or pocket and makes a stylish tool for lighting candles or incense. For use with ordinary lighter fluid (not included). Includes a funnel for refueling.

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SPUN TABLE LAMP

SPUN TABLE LAMP

Simple and fluid, the Spun Table Light from designer Sebastian Wrong for FLOS fuses modern manufacturing with timeless craftsmanship. Machined from a spun metal frame and diffuser, this minimal lamp brings warm, soft light to any home or office environment. A full-range zero to one-hundred percent dimmer switch ensures customizable illumination.

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COLOUR GLASS

COLOUR GLASS

From the design duo Scholten & Baijings for Hay comes the Colour Glass collection. Using a unique language of color, form and line, the Colour Glass system employs a distinctive visual cue for each type of glass: gold lines to signify sparkling wine, a swath of pink to reference red wine, gold dots and color gradients for water. Combined with other pieces from the Colour Glass collection, a rich interplay of color and line is formed.

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ARCO FLOOR LAMP

ARCO FLOOR LAMP

A legendary icon, the Arco lamp designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for FLOS was first released in 1962. A heavy marble base balances and suspends the swooping stem and polished Aluminum dome. To coincide with FLOS and Arco’s fiftieth anniversary, this masterpiece was updated with LED technology, adding high performance to an already impeccable design.

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GOLDMAN TABLE LAMP

GOLDMAN TABLE LAMP

A modern take on an old classic, the Goldman Table Lamp is a high-powered desk lamp with a minimal footprint. The lamp is available with a gold base and transparent diffuser, reminiscent of traditional banker’s lamps, or in a more refined black and grey design. The Goldman Lamp features a high gloss shine, so while its slight frame allows it to blend into existing office décor, its shine makes it a standout piece. The lamp is illuminated by an optical switch on its base and uses soft touch dimming technology so it’s easy to adjust between decorative accent light and pronounced workspace lighting.

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15% COLLECTION ALUMINUM ICE CREAM SPOON

15% COLLECTION ALUMINUM ICE CREAM SPOON

“I scream, you scream, we all scream” when ice cream is too hard to eat. The 15% line from Lemnos is made with high-grade aluminum—a metal with high thermal conductivity—that conducts the hand’s temperature when in use. This makes the ice cream softer, so it is easier to spoon and eat. Each ice cream spoon is hand-polished by a Japanese metal craftsman, ensuring that the quality utensil has a brilliant shine. Designed by Japanese designer Nakoi Terada, the all aluminum body features smooth curves and is crafted to fit into the whole palm when it is held.

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AURA LIGHT

AURA LIGHT

Intending to take light to an elemental place, the Aura Light from Ladies & Gentlemen Studio features two simple, primary elements: the light source—the bulb—and the illumination, which is highlighted by a brass ring. The result is a simple but sophisticated fixture that can be used as a singular suspended piece, or can be grouped with other Aura Lights for a more dramatic, installation-like effect. When the Aura Light is turned off, the minimalist pendant looks delicate and spare; it does not interrupt its environment. When it is illuminated, the aptly named Aura Light produces a lovely, halo-like diffusion of light, enhanced by its metal ring.

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FULL CIRCLE VISION GLOBE

FULL CIRCLE VISION GLOBE

Tecnodidattica Ligure has been producing some of the world’s finest globes for more than half a century. Among them is its collection of Atmosphere globes, conceived by revered Danish designers Claus Jensen and Henrik Holbaek. Each meticulously detailed globe is blown much like glass and assembled by gifted craftsmen in Italy.

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CELL SHORT PENDANT LIGHT

CELL SHORT PENDANT LIGHT

A light that mimics cellular growth which can be used in multiple, geometric configurations. Each Cell Pendant Light is made from layers of finely etched, polished brass filtering light rays to throw a satisfyingly dappled glow casting intricate shadows on walls, floors and ceilings.

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AKIKO PENTAQUE BOCCE GAME SET

AKIKO PENTAQUE BOCCE GAME SET

A beautifully designed version of the classic lawn game, bocce, the Akiko Petanque set includes a set of six chrome bocce balls and a teak box for storing and carrying the game. The box has a hinged cover with a rectangular cut out, so the teak handle can be used when the box is closed. A collaboration between Danish designer Hans Thyge and Japanese designer Akiko Kuwahata, this set can be used to play, or can be set on a bookcase or table as a distinctive display piece.

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LINDEN CHANDELIER

LINDEN CHANDELIER

Conceived of by designer Charles de Lisle for The Future Perfect, the Linden Chandelier takes its inspiration from a just-cut flowering bough. The organic form—crafted entirely from solid brass—gracefully suspends from its ceiling mount, adding drama and elegance to a poetically modern design.

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KAKTUS STOOL

KAKTUS STOOL

This sturdy stool is inspired by the delicate filigree of the Staghorn Cholla cactus. Designed by the architect and co-founder of Artecnica Enrico Bressan, the Kaktus stool is a contradiction in form: lightweight aluminum gives the appearance of airiness and fragility but is entirely weight-bearing.

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STONE CHOPPING BOARD

STONE CHOPPING BOARD

From the British design outfit Tom Dixon, this Stone Chopping Board adapts to your culinary needs, elegantly accompanying you as you work and serve. A slab of carved white Morwad marble provides the perfect base for chopping, cutting, and rolling, while the delicate, hand-formed brass saucer can be used to collect crumbs, hold dips, or whatever else you may need it for.

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TOOL THE MATHEMATICIAN DRAFTING SET

TOOL THE MATHEMATICIAN DRAFTING SET

Art and science become one in this stunningly sculptural, endlessly practical piece from Tom Dixon. Informed by the unique British aesthetic, this kit of parts is comprised of sleek sheet brass cut into functional tools— a ruler, protractor, set square, and paper clips— etched with the most precise of measurements. Perfect for the mathematics aficionado or precision draughtsman, it brings beauty to any workshop or study.

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Artek 115 Umbrella Stand

ARTEK 115 UMBRELLA STAND

Modernist designer Alvar Aalto interprets his iconic sculpted birch form into a utilitarian and elegant umbrella stand. Made from shaped, naturally lacquered wood with a brass tray base to catch extra moisture, the Umbrella Stand 115 is a stylish resting place for rainy day necessities.

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