These pieces, grounded in tradition, convey a sense of history without sacrificing modernity. Style editor David Farber finds himself drawn to luxury that transcends trends
Ralph Pucci fills his eponymous showroom with furniture that fits into his philosophy of always combining function artistry. These works possess an of - the - moment sensibility and feel rooted in the history of great design. Eric Schmitt's side table (right) fuses contrasting bronzes. Hervé Van der Straeten's console (above) is as exquisite as a sculpture, and an end table from India Mahdavi (left) offers a bit of humor.