The hot list: A touch of class, with dark, moody and masculine pieces

High-quality leathers, sturdy glassware and unexpected accessories make for a look that’s dark, moody and very masculine. Smoking jacket optional.
Bailey Sofa. Courtesy Flamant
Bailey Sofa. Courtesy Flamant

1 Cuban couch

The streamlined shape, exposed seams and supple Havana leather of Flamant’s popular Bailey Sofa make it a must-have. What’s more, the heavily padded back and arms means that it’s as comfortable as it is elegant.

• Bailey Sofa, Dh2,245, Flamant, Dubai Mall

2 Back in black

This sturdy-looking ashtray is made from black pen shell, which is a dark but equally iridescent version of mother-of-pearl. Even if you live in a smoke-free environment, this will look very grand sitting on a side table.

• Ashtray, Dh199, Interior 360 at Galeries Lafayette, Dubai Mall

3 Snakes alive

It won’t be to everyone’s liking, but this 45-centimetre-tall snake on a stand will certainly attract attention. It’s made by The One; we assume no reptiles were hurt in the making of this artefact.

• Snake on stand, Dh369, The One stores nationwide

4 Take a tumbler

The Milly Tumbler is crafted by the Florence-based Mario Luca Giusti. It looks like it might have been cut from crystal but is actually made from acrylic – all the better if you have a tendency to knock things over.

• Milly Tumbler, Dh65, Bloomingdale’s Home, Dubai Mall

5 Smoking hot

Far be it from us to encourage you to take up smoking – with its suspended container, polished metal parts and intricate carvings, the sculptural Motif Sheesha by Aennis Eunis is so beautiful that you could use it purely as a decorative feature.

• Motif Sheesha, Dh2,500, Bloomingdale’s Home, Dubai Mall

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Published: May 22, 2014 04:00 AM

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