Haute Déco Solitaire
August 7, 2020
A tribute to the ancient Greek belief that diamonds are fragments of fallen stars, the new Solitaire cabinet knob from Haute Déco takes its name from the revolutionary prong setting invented by the house of Tiffany in 1886. There is an almost architectural purity to prong settings, with arches rising from below the stone, allowing it to float above the band and creating an elevated profile. Both of these elements of design are captured in Haute Déco‘s new cabinet knob, albeit with an inversion of the relationship between stone and prong setting, where the stone turns into solid bronze and the setting becomes a translucent structure.
Like its namesake, the new Solitaire cabinet knob fascinates, allowing a pool of light to flood through and refract, creating an almost hypnotic hall of mirrors effect from certain angles. Its silhouette is shown off to its best advantage, with the emphasis shifted from the top surface of the knob to reveal the sleek lines of its side perspective.
Solitaire cabinetry jewels are made by setting crystal glass around a bronze piece that acts in place of the central gemstone. The concept is at its most precious in gold finishes, but can also be ordered in nickel or antique bronze. A sister design featuring a square bronze element completes the new collection.