David Adjaye is the latest architectural luminary to try his hand at product design. Star, his limited-edition collection of copper forms lined with black Swarovski crystal fabric, was introduced this month at Maison et Objet in Paris.
Mr. Adjaye, who is working on the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, was urged by Gaye Cevikel, owner of Gaia & Gino, a small design company based in Istanbul, to develop products that employ the same copper he is using on the museum, which is scheduled to open in 2015.
The series of three vessels -- architectural studies in the form of triangles -- will make its American debut at Design Miami in December, through the Paris-based Galerie BSL. The edition of 25 sets will sell for about $8,450 each. Information: 011-33-1-44 78 94 14 or galeriebsl.com.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.