By Appointment: Stefan Beckman

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Famed for his transformative set designs, the renowned creative director’s penchant for colour is rivalled only by the number of books he owns. As he collaborates with ABASK on our Salon installation, we discover his approach to craft and design.

Venini Fazzoletto a Canne Hand-Blown Murano Glass Large Vase

€2,220
Fazzoletto a Canne Hand-Blown Murano Glass Large Vase

Venini Fazzoletto a Canne Hand-Blown Murano Glass Large Vase

€2,220

William & Son Leather Snakes & Ladders and Ludo Games Compendium

€2,225
William & Son - Leather Snakes & Ladders and Ludo Games Compendium -  - ABASK

William & Son Leather Snakes & Ladders and Ludo Games Compendium

€2,225

Lena Rewell Aza Handwoven Mohair Blanket

€1,225
Lena Rewell - Aza Handwoven Mohair Blanket -  - ABASK

Lena Rewell Aza Handwoven Mohair Blanket

€1,225

Green Wolf Lighting Verde II Hand-Blown Murano Glass Portable Table Light

€445
Green Wolf Lighting - Verde II Hand-Blown Murano Glass Portable Table Light -  - ABASK

Green Wolf Lighting Verde II Hand-Blown Murano Glass Portable Table Light

€445

Lucas Castex No. 8 Hand-Carved Oiled Walnut Serving Board

€1,675
Lucas Castex - No. 8 Hand-Carved Oiled Walnut Serving Board -  - ABASK

Lucas Castex No. 8 Hand-Carved Oiled Walnut Serving Board

€1,675
Atelier Saint-André Perrin - Marbled Ceramic Espresso Cup -  - ABASK -
Atelier Saint-André Perrin - Marbled Ceramic Espresso Cup -  - ABASK

Atelier Saint-André Perrin Marbled Ceramic Espresso Cup

€94
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Atelier Saint-André Perrin - Marbled Ceramic Espresso Cup -  - ABASK

Atelier Saint-André Perrin Marbled Ceramic Espresso Cup

€94
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The Elder Statesman Super Soft Stripe Cashmere Robe

€3,200
The Elder Statesman - Striped Cashmere Robe -  - ABASK

The Elder Statesman Super Soft Stripe Cashmere Robe

€3,200
Atelier Saint-André Perrin - Marbled Ceramic Large Serving Platter -  - ABASK -
Atelier Saint-André Perrin - Marbled Ceramic Large Serving Platter -  - ABASK

Atelier Saint-André Perrin Marbled Ceramic Large Serving Platter

€775
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Atelier Saint-André Perrin - Marbled Ceramic Large Serving Platter -  - ABASK

Atelier Saint-André Perrin Marbled Ceramic Large Serving Platter

€775
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What role does craft and design play in your life?

I’m always looking for new and interesting things: shopping and sourcing, or just curious to see a new artist or maker.

How would you describe your interiors style?

Colourful and eclectic.

What is the best craft or design gift you’ve ever received?

A set of Sottsass graphic black and white ceramics. They look great in any interior.

What room in your home do you do your best thinking?

My living room has 25ft-high ceilings with windows that look on to nature all around. I sit in my striped Gaetano Pesce chairs and let my mind wander.

What is the first and last item you bought for your home?

One of the first were beautiful porcelain Hermès dishes that I still use every day. It seems indulgent but it’s wonderful to surround yourself with beautiful things every day. I recently got a vintage 1970s chrome lamp that I love.

Emilia Wickstead Naples Porcelain Dessert Plate

€100
Emilia Wickstead - Naples Porcelain Dessert Plate -  - ABASK

Emilia Wickstead Naples Porcelain Dessert Plate

€100
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Emilia Wickstead Naples Porcelain Dinner Plate

€118
Emilia Wickstead - Naples Porcelain Dinner Plate -  - ABASK

Emilia Wickstead Naples Porcelain Dinner Plate

€118

Venini 1985 Laura de Santillana Monofiore Hand-Blown Murano Glass Perfume Bottle

€345
Venini - 1985 Laura de Santillana Monofiore Hand-Blown Murano Glass Perfume Bottle -  - ABASK

Venini 1985 Laura de Santillana Monofiore Hand-Blown Murano Glass Perfume Bottle

€345

Osanna Visconti Melted Hand-Cast Bronze Candle Holder

€1,715
Osanna Visconti - Melted Hand-Cast Bronze Candle Holder -  - ABASK

Osanna Visconti Melted Hand-Cast Bronze Candle Holder

€1,715

Antique and Vintage 1970s Murano Glass Box

€1,550
Antique and Vintage - 1970s Murano Glass Box -  - ABASK

Antique and Vintage 1970s Murano Glass Box

€1,550

Carl Auböck Brass Oversized Foot

€4,175
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Carl Auböck Brass Oversized Foot

€4,175

Kaneko Kohyo Giyaman Urushi Ceramic Oval Platter

€96
Kaneko Kohyo - Giyaman Urushi Ceramic Oval Platter -  - ABASK

Kaneko Kohyo Giyaman Urushi Ceramic Oval Platter

€96
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Qäsa Qäsa Carvers Hand-Carved Blackwood Serving Utensils (Set of 5)

€132
Qäsa Qäsa Carvers - Hand-Carved Blackwood Serving Utensils (Set of 5) -  - ABASK

Qäsa Qäsa Carvers Hand-Carved Blackwood Serving Utensils (Set of 5)

€132
Which item in your home brings you the most joy?

A beautiful 1960s Murano lamp that my mother had beside her bed. Every time I turn it on, it brings me joy.

What do you – or what would you like to – collect?

Interesting ephemera with great graphics, old invitations on beautiful paper and exhibition catalogues from over the years.

What item in your home can’t you bear to part with?

My collection of books that span art, architecture, interiors, fashion and everything else. I must be approaching 10,000 at this point.

What’s the greatest heirloom you’re most proud to pass on?

My father gave me this huge quartz crystal ball. It’s bigger than a basketball, something like a sorcerer would have. It’s beautiful and decadent.

What is your go-to gift for a host?

I love giving something useful and special, like beautiful cocktail napkins and colourful cocktail glasses.

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Taf Firenze Dogs Hand-Embroidered Linen Cocktail Napkins (Set of 6)

€305
Taf Firenze - Dogs Hand-Embroidered Linen Cocktail Napkins (Set of 6) -  - ABASK

Taf Firenze Dogs Hand-Embroidered Linen Cocktail Napkins (Set of 6)

€305

Artel Lobster Hand-Engraved Crystal Double Old Fashioned Glass

€190
Artel - Lobster Hand-Engraved Crystal Double Old Fashioned Glass -  - ABASK

Artel Lobster Hand-Engraved Crystal Double Old Fashioned Glass

€190
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Los Encajeros Valver Embroidered Linen Cocktail Napkins (Set of 6)

€72
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Los Encajeros Valver Embroidered Linen Cocktail Napkins (Set of 6)

€72
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Moser Optic Hand-Blown Crystal Martini Glasses (Set of 2)

€140
Optic Hand-Blown Crystal Martini Glasses (Set of 2)

Moser Optic Hand-Blown Crystal Martini Glasses (Set of 2)

€140
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Emsie Sharp Hand-Blown Glass Striped Highball

€158
Emsie Sharp - Hand-Blown Glass Striped Highball -  - ABASK

Emsie Sharp Hand-Blown Glass Striped Highball

€158

Loretta Caponi Mendini Fish Hand-Embroidered Linen Cocktail Napkins (Set of 6)

€365
Loretta Caponi - Mendini Fish Hand-Embroidered Linen Cocktail Napkins (Set of 6) -  - ABASK

Loretta Caponi Mendini Fish Hand-Embroidered Linen Cocktail Napkins (Set of 6)

€365

Carlo Moretti Bora Hand-Blown Murano Glass Tumbler

€129
Carlo Moretti - Bora Hand-Blown Murano Glass Tumbler -  - ABASK

Carlo Moretti Bora Hand-Blown Murano Glass Tumbler

€129