David Berry -- Casual Living, August 1, 2008
Responding to growing consumer demand for stylish metal sculptures for indoors and out, Artisan House launched a division called Artisan Studio, featuring more than 45 original handmade, hand-welded and hand-finished sculptures, including Starburst.
Comfort and elegance combine with Agio's Empress dining collection. Cast aluminum seating surrounds a polished marble top table with an accent inlay. Warm rust tones highlight the line which also includes a matching sofa, loveseat and occasional tables.
From Jonathan Browning Lighting, the Loire outdoor sconce pairs classic modern style and 20th century French design with its cast bronze construction and simple lines. The arms and bodies of all the sconces and chandeliers in Browning's collection are hand-polished and triple-plated in silver or nickel.
Unique in application and also a step in the movement toward green products, FireCrystals gemstones act as a replacement for gas logs or wood in fireplaces and fire pits. When heated,
the stones create a beautiful fire but do not release soot or ash into the environment. Fabricated from formulated, tempered glass, the FireCrystals come in a variety of colors, including Mosaics, a blended creation of mixed glass.
Designed by Mario Constantini, La Lune Collection presents its rustic furniture series crafted of fast-growing, sustainable woods like willow, poplar, birch, oak and pine. Shown here is a club chair and ottoman, both made of poplar in a natural finish.