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Lisa Salzer-Wiles with some of the jewellery offered in Interiors New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

The tastemaker: Lisa Salzer-Wiles

The jewellery designer and founder of  picks her favourite pieces from the collections of architect and designer Robert Couturier, jewellery designer Kenneth Jay Lane, and fashion designer Arnold Scaasi and his husband Parker Ladd — all offered in New York on 6 June

Robert Couturier: Elements of Style

Esoteric objets d’art

A set of four rock crystal and lapis lazuli columns. 12  in (30.5  cm) high, the tallest. Estimate $1,500-2,500. Offered in Interiors New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

A set of four rock crystal and lapis lazuli columns. 12 in (30.5 cm) high, the tallest. Estimate: $1,500-2,500. Offered in Interiors: New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

‘Architect extraordinaire Robert Couturier has eclectic and refined taste that is reflected in these four rock crystal and lapis lazuli columns. I would cluster these esoteric objets d’art together in two groups on either side of our dining room sideboard to bring a calm and clear energy to one of the most social areas of our home.’

Elegant and understated

André Sornay (1902-2000). Estimate $8,000-12,000. Offered in Interiors New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

André Sornay (1902-2000). Estimate: $8,000-12,000. Offered in Interiors: New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

‘This pair of mid-century modern André Sornay mahogany and cashmere upholstered chairs would look lovely paired with a small side table in between them, adorned with a clean-lined lamp. The geometric angles and tapered legs are elegant and understated, and would make a welcome addition to my home. I would place them on top of a well-loved Tuareg agave fibre rug, purchased on our honeymoon in Morocco, and mix them with our modern-day sage-coloured West Elm sofa.’

A vase that makes a powerful statement

Massimo Micheluzzi (b. 1957). 9¼  in (23.5  cm) high. Estimate $2,000-3,000. Offered in Interiors New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

Massimo Micheluzzi (b. 1957). 9¼ in (23.5 cm) high. Estimate: $2,000-3,000. Offered in Interiors: New York Visions365体育备用网址 on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

‘This wonderful Massimo Micheluzzi mottled Murrine glass vase, circa 2001, is a good example of Couturier’s understanding that unique elements and pieces from varied decades can make powerful statements. I would use it to display a large cherry-blossom branch paired with yellow chrysanthemums. The unusual colour combination would do wonders for any room.’

A Samarkand hand-woven carpet

365体育备用网址‘I simply adore this stunning, early 20th-century Samarkand hand-woven carpet from East Turkestan, which could immediately become a wall-hanging in my imaginary country abode.


A Samarkand carpet. Approximately 13  ft 1  in x 6  ft 5  in (399  cm x 196  cm). Estimate $800-1,200. Offered in Interiors New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

A Samarkand carpet. Approximately 13 ft 1 in x 6 ft 5 in (399 cm x 196 cm). Estimate: $800-1,200. Offered in Interiors: New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

365体育备用网址‘The vibrant colours in the piece show Robert Couturier’s love for traditional patterning and technique. Corals, ochres, saffron and sage green collide in the most delightful of ways, and would complement a more minimal, Scandinavian-inspired design aesthetic. This runner could also be placed in a master bathroom to offset clean white subway tiles and a dark grey granite vanity top, creating an eclectic tone in the most relaxing of spaces.’

 
‘I love the diversity and playfulness of this selection of costume jewellery by Kenneth Jay Lane,’ says Lisa Salzer-Wiles

‘I love the diversity and playfulness of this selection of costume jewellery by Kenneth Jay Lane,’ says Lisa Salzer-Wiles

From the Estate of Kenneth Jay Lane

Kenneth Jay Lane costume jewellery from the 1990s

A group of Art Deco-style fashion jewellery. 2¼  in (5.7  cm) long, the largest brooch. Estimate $300-500. Offered in Interiors New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

A group of Art Deco-style fashion jewellery. 2¼ in (5.7 cm) long, the largest brooch. Estimate: $300-500. Offered in Interiors: New York Visions365体育备用网址 on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

‘As a jewellery designer and lover of antique and vintage jewellery, I love the diversity and playfulness of this selection of 1990s Kenneth Jay Lane costume jewellery. Ranging from a reinterpretation of a classic 1920s Art Deco crystal dress clip to more contemporary enamelled geometric earrings, they show Mr. Lane's appreciation for a wide range of jewellery styles of the past. The red, black and cobalt enamel earrings would go perfectly with a bold Yves Klein blue maxi dress and platform sandals for an al fresco summer wedding.’

A ‘gorgeous amalgam of semi-precious stones’

An ormolu-mounted and ebonised specimen marble centre table. 29  in (73.7  cm) high, 29⅝  in (75.2  cm) diameter. Estimate $3,000-5,000. Offered in Interiors New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

An ormolu-mounted and ebonised specimen marble centre table. 29 in (73.7 cm) high, 29⅝ in (75.2 cm) diameter. Estimate: $3,000-5,000. Offered in Interiors: New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

‘This incredible 19th-century mahogany and inlaid stone tabletop immediately caught my eye, with its gorgeous amalgam of semi-precious stones, including malachite, a veritable rainbow of agates, alabaster and a wonderful central circle of lapis, sodalite and marble. I would display this lovely object as a centrepiece with flowers in complementary colours during the day, and with candles for evening dinner parties with friends.’

An eccentric touch for any room

Two Tibetan rugs. 6  ft x 3  ft (182.8 x 91.4  cm), the larger. Estimate $700-900. Offered in Interiors New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

Two Tibetan rugs. 6 ft x 3 ft (182.8 x 91.4 cm), the larger. Estimate: $700-900. Offered in Interiors: New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

365体育备用网址 ‘These Tibetan rugs are objects of religious significance, often hand-woven by monks in monasteries. As an Art History major specialising in Himalayan art, I was immediately struck by them. I love the eccentric touch this rug would bring to any room. Tibetan lamas and monks would drape tiger pelts across themselves and their luggage while travelling as a symbol of divine protection. I would mount it as a wall-hanging, and enjoy and admire that protective symbolism.’

A selection of jewellery offered in Interiors New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

A selection of jewellery offered in Interiors: New York Visions365体育备用网址 on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

From The Collection of Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd

A Sonia Delaunay colour etching

Sonia Delaunay (1884-1979), Untitled (Composition with Semi-Circles). Plate 19½ x 15½  in (49.6 x 39.3  cm). Estimate $1,000-1,500. Offered in Interiors New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

Sonia Delaunay (1884-1979), Untitled (Composition with Semi-Circles). Plate: 19½ x 15½ in (49.6 x 39.3 cm). Estimate: $1,000-1,500. Offered in Interiors: New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

365体育备用网址 ‘This lovely colour etching and aquatint speaks to Arnold Scassi's design aesthetic. The vibrant Delaunay palette feels so fresh for today, and I see this lovely work mounted on a clean white wall with minimal Scandinavian-style decor, including touches of unstained wood furniture upholstered in natural fibres.’

Perfect for lounging

A Dutch walnut and floral marquetry sofa. 80  in (203.2  cm) wide, overall. Estimate $1,000-1,500. Offered in Interiors New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

A Dutch walnut and floral marquetry sofa. 80 in (203.2 cm) wide, overall. Estimate: $1,000-1,500. Offered in Interiors: New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

‘This wonderful early 19th-century Dutch sofa/day bed is perfection, and speaks to the relaxed style of its owner. I picture myself lounging about on it after a long, hot summer’s day spent outside at my imaginary country home, with a labradoodle curled up on a sheepskin rug at the foot of the bed, sleeping soundly.’

A surreal way to dine

A Dodie Thayer pottery lettuce-form assembled part dinner service. 17  in (43  cm) diameter, the tureen stand. Estimate $2,000-3,000. Offered in Interiors New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

A Dodie Thayer pottery lettuce-form assembled part dinner service. 17 in (43 cm) diameter, the tureen stand. Estimate: $2,000-3,000. Offered in Interiors: New York Visions on 6 June at Christie’s in New York

‘What’s not to love about traditional lettuce ware, whether from Palm Beach doyenne Dodie Thayer herself (which this set happens to be) or the original Italian antique versions? The wit and humour associated with dining on an “edible” object really appeals to me — Dalí would be proud. I like the idea of throwing a fabulously casual buffet-style brunch for my girlfriends on this eye-catching china.’