Material Comforts: This Season's Best New Pieces for the Home

A definitive guide to this season's best home décor

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Swarovski knows how to dazzle. This fall the brand launched its first home accessories collection and enlisted a group of established and emerging designers to help. Each was encouraged to make use of the company’s innovative technologies, including crystal printing and Wave Cut, a process that uses computer and mechanical engineering to curve crystal.

Daniel Libeskind used Wave Cut to create a chess set modeled after his own buildings; the kings take the form of the Freedom Tower. Ron Arad made an alphabet series of roughly eight-inch-tall letters ($1,290 each) in a specially designed font. Kim Thomé, who first worked with Swarovski for a London Design Festival project last year, created Plinth, a series of four candleholders with crystal halos and stainless steel or aluminum columns ($325 to $499 each). “People know Swarovski, but they haven’t seen what the brand can do in the home decor arena,” says Thomé, noting how great it is to have his name among the collaborators. 310-458-1160; —Tom Morris

Printed centerpiece by Raw Edges, $6,990,; Glaciarium orchid vase by Fredrikson Stallard, $4,500,; chess set by Daniel Libeskind, $18,000,