Last week at Christofle, designer Robert Couturier created the seventh tablescape of the Star Table series, drawing inspiration from “the glistening snow-covered landscape” in New York he looks forward to every year.
“Christofle silver seems to catch the light similarly to a fresh snowfall,” Couturier said. “[It is] naturally exquisite and versatile, which made my selection process quite easy.”
Sans tablecloth, the bare glass table created an ice-like backdrop for the Christofle pieces: Malmaison porcelain in gold and platinum, Aria silver plate flatware with gold accents, Marly and Kawali crystal, Albi three-tiered dessert stand, Albi crystal wine decanter and Vertigo napkin rings. It was all complemented by elegant and floral decorations by Van Vliet and Trap.
“Robert has the most refined sense of style—he sets a table with impeccable elegance, and this one was no exception,” said Hearst Design Group Market Director Sabine Rothman. “I'm never surprised to find his work exquisite, but he always shows me something I haven't seen before.”
Robert Couturier, Sabine Rothman, Darcy Fulton and Jonathan Katzin
After unveiling off his table, Couturier signed copies of his latest book Designing Paradises, composed of neoclassical-style pavilions, early American guesthouses, and beautiful gardens in his country retreat in bucolic Kent, Conn.
Notable attendees included florist Remco Van Vliet, Hearst Design Group Market Director Sabine Rothman, Surface magazine Editor in Chief Dan Rubinstein, media consultant and writer Sharon Hoge, Christofle Executive Vice President Ginny Gerard and Rizzoli Publisher Charles Miers.
Dan Rubenstein and Robert Couturier
Francine Gardner and Robert Couturier