Milan 2016 – Chinese furniture brand Stellar Works presents The Valet collection by American designer and architect David Rockwell of Rockwell Group. The series comprises crafted, unique furniture for the urban home ranging from minimal cabinet and customizable shelving to lounge seatings but also a bar trolley and a table.
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Each of the 14 pieces of the Valet collection features a streamlined functionality; luxurious embellishments, from leather cords to matte brass hardware, double as subtle tools for living well.
Stellar Works is a Chinese brand born in 2011 under the art-direction of Neri & Hu. The new collection debuted at Milan Design Week leading a trend for Chinese and other Far East design companies aiming to reach Eastern and Western markets.
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Centre piece of the collection is Valet. A leather bag for two pairs of shoes hangs below a walnut shelf for personal items, along with a pocket for a shoehorn. The blackened steel support doubles as a coat rack. A compact hexagonal mirror can be adjusted easily with a leather strap.
“The Valet inspired the utility, simplicity and authenticity of the whole collection: the series aims to create an area of reprieve where one can transition from the bustle of the street to the comfort of a home or guestroom” says David Rockwell.
The collection comprises also a walnut bench with a quilted leather cushion and a leather sling pocket cut out on one side. An unfussy lounge chair is made from one continuous piece of cognac saddle leather strapped on a blackened steel frame.
Club Chair and the sofa Love seat feature upholstered cushions supported by a blackened steel frame and leather details. Coffee Table has a sleek walnut top with rounded sides and a rectangular slot fitted with a leather pocket.
The collection is completed with wall-leaning shelving that can function also as a writer’s desk, Hi-Fi console or bar/mixology centre. The pieces are made of powder coated steel frame and veneer laminate shelves. Leather pockets and brass plated stainless steel detail add stylish hue to the design.
The Bar Cart has a leather sling wine rack and two levels of walnut shelving. A bottle opener hangs from a leather cord detail while a leather bag holds the mixologist’s tools. Custom brass casters can move in 360 degrees. Leather cord-wrapped handlebars add comfort and a luxurious detail.
Photos: Courtesy of Stella Works.