Saturday, December 8, 2012

Extra Large Shagreen Bowl from R&Y Augousti

One of my favorite brand for furnishing an interior is R&Y Augousti.  I just love the different texture that their pieces bring into a space be it shagreen (skin from stingrays), python, mother of pearl, or ostrich, etc..  In the picture above, I put orchids in an extra large shagreen bowl by Augousti.  The bowl sits on a bronze stand also by them.  Both can be purchased at Barney's New York or from their New York showroom in the New York Design Center.     

Ria and Yiouri Augousti are actually a married couple who found their love designing furniture.  Ria is originally from the Philippines whereas Yiouri is from Cyprus.  They cross path in London and rest is history.  In 1990, they did their first trade show in Paris and it was an instant success.  Retail luxury giants like Barney's New York and Neiman Marcus placed orders while the prestigious Hotel Crillon commissioned them to make desk accessories for their suites.

Today, one can find R&Y Augousti furniture at Barney's New York, Neiman Marcus, and their exclusive showrooms in Paris and in New York.

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