Master Craftsman

Man of steel

Lucho Brieva's custom-made iron pieces—sculpture, chandeliers, furniture, even bathroom sinks and closets—aren't mere furnishings. The London artist and designer uses archetypal symbols and shapes, he says, "to represent our higher aspirations." A circle paired with a square recalls heaven and earth; parallel spirals refer to the Buddhist idea of good and evil forces inside us. "When someone says, 'That's interesting,' then I've failed because it has appealed to their intellect," Brieva says of his work. "But when someone says, 'That's beautiful,' then I've succeeded." Table, $4,500; chandelier, $11,000. 44-208/960-2794;
—Jeffries Blackerby