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

A definitive guide to this season's best home décor

Courtesy Kim Markel
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Just Like Candy

“I don’t like the word statement, but these are unusual,” says Kim Markel of her chairs molded from the melted plastic of defective eyeglasses. For pieces in her Glow series, the designer (who previously worked in environmental policy) chooses recycled materials based on their strength. To get a luminescent effect, she adds only a small amount of pigment, so light can still pass through. $1,900 each; 845-313-5895; kimmarkel.com.