Belgian designer Michaël Verheyden creates uncommon objects for common rituals, blending serene shapes and noble materials into pure, refined creations such as this stool. Made in his Genk, Belgium-based studio, the cylindrical form sits atop a cylindrical base and is covered in lustrous blue suede. Remove the seat to reveal a storage area lined in black suede.
Faberge Seal. A cylindrical desk seal with a pale lapis lazuli handle, rounded at the top and tapering to a gold and white guilloché enamel base, the gold chased with leaf trail borders. The seal is engraved with the crowned cypher of King George V. circa 1900. The Royal Collection.