John Derian makes handblown glass decoupage ($48–$500), depicting reproduced antique prints, for his eponymous line. While his creations— including holiday editions such as rectangular Christmas tree trays ($66), round holly plates ($48) and starburst paperweights ($60)—constitute most of the stock, Derian also carries a mix of 19th-century vintage items ($3–$500), handmade home decor ($48–$500) and furniture ($1,500–$4,500) that he sources mostly from the U.S., France and Belgium. For tree trimming, take a peek at the array of more than 400 nautical ornaments ($5–$55) that dangle from the original tin ceilings, such as Cody Foster papier-mâché lobsters ($19) and handblown glass narwhals ($17) featuring glitter spouts and horns. Those celebrating Kwanzaa can hold off on adorning their mkeka mats with real fruit and opt for spoilproof Carrera apples ($64), pears ($41) and peaches ($19), handmade from marble sourced from Michelangelo’s quarry of choice.
John Derian Company
|Venue name:||John Derian Company||Contact:|
6 E 2nd St
|Cross street:||between Bowery and Second Ave|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sun noon-7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
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