Damon Liss Design

High-level artisanship in Dallas

Photo by Joshua McHugh Photography

“There’s a lovely conversation created between rough and raw details and smooth and soft ones, which creates a beautiful and balanced home,” Damon Liss says of this project for a family who relocated to Dallas from downtown New York, where Liss’s firm is based. It’s safe to say they brought a few things with them: Sergio Rodrigues dining chairs from ESPASSO around a live-edge table by BDDW; Haas Brothers ceramics from R & Company displayed in a 1945 cabinet by Italian architect Franco Albini, sourced from Donzella. And hovering overhead, an elegant Nuáge chandelier by contemporary craftsman Alexandre Logé, another Donzella piece. For Liss, the dialogue among these objects is as captivating in Texas as it was in New York — and it’s sure to keep everyone at the table well past dessert. 

Photo by Alexandra Rowley

“We find beauty in the careful and intentional curation of each piece of furniture, accessory and artwork in a home. How these pieces interact in a cohesive and visually pleasing way creates, for us, an inviting and livable home.”
— Damon Liss

Designer Picks

Sergio Rodrigues Set of 8 Cantu Dining Chairs, 1959, Offered by Adesso
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Sergio Rodrigues Set of 8 Cantu Dining Chairs, 1959, Offered by Adesso

“These prized Brazilian dining chairs, designed by Sergio Rodrigues in 1959, were exhibited at the 1961 furniture fair in Italy. They demonstrate at once sophistication and comfort in robust jacaranda wood iconic to Brazilian design.”

The Haas Brothers Elephant Skin Candelabra, New, Offered by R & Company
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The Haas Brothers Elephant Skin Candelabra, New, Offered by R & Company

“This modern candelabra by the Haas Brothers in cast bronze has a lovely soft, varied blue patina and exhibits curiosity and craftsmanship.”

Gunnar Nylund for Röstrand Stoneware Floor Vase, 1950s, Offered by Nordlings
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Gunnar Nylund for Röstrand Stoneware Floor Vase, 1950s, Offered by Nordlings

“We always love glazed-stoneware vessels by Swedish ceramic designer Gunnar Nylund. This floor vase has a beautiful matte glaze in what was at the time a novel color.”

Carlo de Carli Wall-Mounted 2-Door Cabinet, 1950, Offered by Donzella Ltd.
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Carlo de Carli Wall-Mounted 2-Door Cabinet, 1950, Offered by Donzella Ltd.

“Beautiful workmanship can be found in this wall-mounted storage cabinet by Carlo de Carli, designed in Italy in 1950. He worked in Gio Ponti’s studio, and his work demonstrates a perfect balance of functional, industrial design and a willingness to experiment with more fluid and organic lines.”

Alexandre Logé Nuáge Chandelier, New, Offered by Donzella Ltd.
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Alexandre Logé Nuáge Chandelier, New, Offered by Donzella Ltd.

“We love the contemporary hand-made Nuáge chandelier by Alexandre Logé, as its smooth, soft, cloud-shaped plaster cones are a beautiful contrast to the rough-hewn beams and raw, live-edge dining table in this room.”

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