by Marisa Marcantonio

Made in Beijing, July Zhou takes traditional Chinese Ming furniture forms and reinvents them in crystal clear lucite. The handmade, highly- detailed pieces glow with a lacquer like luster. Adding a piece to any interior brings a modernist sensibility and a dash of cool factor. The pieces have just launched at Betsy Nathan's Chicago-based Pagoda Red booth at 1st Dibs on the 10th floor of  The New York Design Center. Her Chicago store is a must-visit destination, so I am sure this will be too.

Photos courtesy Pagoda Red

Summer Palace Altar Table

Pair of Blue and White Invisible Chairs 

Summer Palace Low Table 

Summer Palace Square Table

Forever Roundback Chair

Invisible Stool

The Mirage Stool has color on the underside of the lucite that gives it a glowing red presence


by Marisa Marcantonio

Few companies manage to produce such consistently gorgeous pieces as Soane Britain does. Every single thing designer Lulu Lyttle crafts is stunning. Her unerring eye designs pieces that are rooted in history yet totally fresh for today's interiors.
Soane is coming to New York this May, and in conjunction with 1st Dibs they are opening a Pop Up Shop on the 10th floor of 200 Lex. There will be 100 pieces there, so if you can, make a visit and check it out!

The info:

Lulu Lytle, co-owner and designer in the Pop Up Shop at NYDC

You just have to see it in person to appreciate the fine finishes, perfect scale and butter soft leather upholstery

The Sharktooth Mirror

The Vendome Sofa

The Crillon Chair

The Artichoke Lantern

Halma Man resin side table

The Pineapple Table Lamp

The Hexagonal Side Table