Design maestro David Rockwell offhandedly refers to his Valet collection as "tools for living" and this coffee table reflects that functionality with its indented tabletop slot to hold a remote control or phone. But the sybaritic impulse is just as essential to the designer, with the mix of tactile and refined materials at work—American walnut, blackened steel and brushed brass. Carefully crafted by global design brand Stellar Works, it strikes all the right notes for the narrative of life today.
14.6" h x 41.3" w x 25.2" d (37x105x64cm)
Veneer laminate, steel
Craftsmanship is at the heart of Stellar Works since a couple of design enthusiasts from France and Japan launched the line in 2013. Operations benefit from Japanese management, while the craftsmanship draws on premium European furniture practices and technical proficiency that comes with the brand’s own state-of-the-art factory in Shanghai, China.
Because Stellar Works controls end to end, it takes great pride in abiding to Japan’s Four-Star standards—the most stringent in the industry worldwide—offering transparency regarding the sourcing of every material, be it leather, metal or fabric, along with ensuring that all woods come from FSC-certified forests.
The line’s urbane sense of materials, colorways and forms is a reflection of a global roster that includes New York designer-architect David Rockwell, Toronto’s Yabu Pushelberg, Copenhagen’s Space Copenhagen and Monaco-based Humbert & Poyet—along with an exacting Asian lens by appointing Chinese duo Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu—widely known as Neri&Hu—as creative directors for the brand.