Plated with oxidized platinum, these wonderfully textural, handcrafted frames have beveled glass fronts and stretched leather backs. Available in three sizes. From L'Objet.
Swarovski, now a fifth-generation family-run business, was founded in 1895 by visionary inventor Daniel Swarovski. After completing a two-year apprenticeship at his father's glass cutting factory in northern Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic), Daniel Swarovski I patented his design for a machine to aid in cutting of crystal in 1892. An interest in precision-cut lead crystal led him to found Swarovski in 1895 in Wattens, Tyrol, Austria in order to utilize the local hydroelectricity in his new factory.
From creating the iridescent aurora borealis crystals alongside French designer Christian Dior in 1956 to inventing the "crystal mesh" (a metallic fabric composed of tightly woven crystals) seen in designs by Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, and Louis Vuitton in 1993, Swarovski continues to maintain the creativity and innovation it is known for and to flourish as a leader in cut crystal for fashion and home.
Elad Yifrach, a former interior designer, introduced L'Objet in 2004. With a collection that blends ancient techniques with a modern sensibility, L'Objet features beautiful dinnerware, table linens, serveware, and accessories that are carefully handmade by European and Asian master craftsmen. The L'Objet collection also includes accents for the home, including frames, candles, and desk accessories, many of which are crafted from 24-karat gold, platinum, and other fine materials.