Objets D’art: Designer Aesthetics for the Home

“If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it,” the influential British artist and textile designer William Morris wrote in 1880. “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” With precious designer objects, your house can have both – each of these objets d’art combine impeccable craftsmanship with a sense of play and whimsy. The result? Familiar furnishings, games, and accessories elevated to the realm of true aesthetic splendour.

Odyssee 24 Globe by Hermès

Hermès Globe
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Taking a classic fixture of home decor to another level of luxury, the Hermes “Odyssee” globe in gold-plated stainless steel and sumptuous Swift calfskin is a decorative masterpiece sure to please the perennial world traveller. ($28,500)

The Malle Golf by Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Malle Golf
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Louis Vuitton’s monogrammed canvas luggage has been unmistakable since its debut in Paris in 1888. The Malle Golf set takes this iconic design and reimagines it with a highly original athletic application. With dedicated space for 14 golf clubs, monogrammed drawers for accessories, and LV-designed putting mat, flag, balls, towels, club covers, and more, this is the ideal set for pro golfers and amateur linksmen alike. (Price upon request)

Table Tennis Paddles by Tiffany & Co

Tiffany & Co Objet D'art
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There’s surely no more spectacular way to grace the table tennis hardtop than with this pair of magnificent leather and walnut paddles from Tiffany & Co. The ultra-luxe paddles in American walnut and sterling silver are the height of detail-oriented extravagance, while the leather front in Tiffany blue is dazzlingly iconic. ($935)

Backgammon Set by Dior Maison

Dior Black Leather Backgammon Set
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Dior showcases its playful side with this deluxe game of backgammon, a lavish twist on the longstanding living-room favourite. Designed in embossed leather and embroidered canvas, this backgammon set is a guaranteed conversation piece. ($6,300)

Photography: Michael Kazimierczuk (Impossible Studios)

Prop Styling: Zach Noftall (Plutino Group)

Styling: Haley Dach

Photo Assistant: Ethan Allen