A classically trained sculptor and painter, Stephen Antonson taps into his broad knowledge of these disciplines to inform his work. Every piece is created by hand. He paints plaster onto his designs in layers with a brush, then meticulously sculpts, sands and rasps it repeatedly to achieve objects of surreal beauty. In addition to his original designs, Antonson welcomes collaborations and has worked with dozens of designers to create custom pieces. From a custom line of sculptural hardware to an outsized multitiered chandelier, Antonson’s furnishings and accessories are distinctive for pushing boundaries and redefining what they can be. Some riff on classicism, others invite playfulness, while still others are lyrical. All are ineffably beautiful.