On the tenth floor of a luxury high-rise in Scottsdale, Arizona a condominium of epic proportions welcomes you. A symbol of couture interior design, this endeavor is known as the Penthouse at the Waterfront. It stands as testament to Robert Burg’s ability to transform an empty canvas of a home into a masterpiece, bringing together luxury brands and cutting edge design. The single story condominium overlooking a beautiful Arizona landscape embraces its open air veranda and adorned spaces. The intricacy is in the details and Robert Burg brings the atmosphere to life by handpicking timeless decor pieces that work together to form a beautiful living space.
The Dining Space at the Waterfront Project
A dining space is used for entertaining and is one of the trademarks of a home. The Waterfront dining room is a perfect blend of reds, browns and white accents. A table set for six draws visual attention and a piano establishes the space as a place for enjoying music and other’s company. Architectural detail on the ceiling establishes the classic yet contemporary tone. With extra care and attention spent on this gorgeous great room in the home, Robert Burg Design stepped up to the challenge and has chosen some well-known brands including Tiffany and Company, Hermès Paris, and Baccarat to design the place settings.
A Personalized Place Setting
Couture interior design is about spaces personalized for you. When sitting down to a meal, the senses are all involved in taking in the scene. With your nose you smell aromas of fresh bread and with your mouth you take in notes of red wine, even your ears can be included in the dining experience by hearing melodies played on a piano or on a stereo. Last but not least, the eyes take in the table accessories and catch the colors, lights, and textures that make up the china, silverware, napkins, and floral arrangements. Robert Burg takes the surrounding interiors into account and selects elements that give a personal touch. By aesthetically thinking through the colors, shapes, sizes, and placements of the pieces, he created works of art, meant to be eaten off of and enjoyed visually. With the help of pieces from some of the most luxurious brands in the world, these place settings help to set the Penthouse Waterfront Project apart from other spaces.
The setting itself is exotic yet refined. It’s contemporary yet eclectic. The balancing of the color red and use of white attracts the eye and the patterns give the setting a rhythm. Silverware with circular ends helps draw correlations between the circular patterns of the place mats and the shape of the napkin rings. Cloth napkins in simple white linen contrast with the thick lines used in the Hermès china. Bright yellows and the use of white in the floral arrangement compliment the red without overpowering it. Crystal stemware allow light to bounce from them and meet the eye, dazzling with the use of different sized bases. The main focus of course is the red accented plates which feel too pretty to eat off of. In the end, the art of this place setting is Robert Burg’s ability to put together pieces that flow and appeal to the guest. By choosing Tiffany and Company silverware, Hermès china and Baccarat crystal, he invests in pieces that will last and have a proven quality and style.
When designing this chic place setting, three distinctive brands were used. The first, Tiffany and Company, beginning in New York City as a stationary store in 1837 is known for its exceptional jewelry, china, silverware, and accessories. Designing china for the White House and adorning royals and celebrities alike, Tiffany and Company sets the standard in fine tableware. Their silver flatware is used in the setting and the designer has chosen to present a traditional dinner setting.
Created entirely by hand is the china used in the place setting by Hermès of Paris. Hermès, also founded in 1837, produces high fashion clothing items, handcrafted china, gifts, and other goods. Recognized by their logo of a carriage and horse, this luxurious Paris brand has taken over the world. China selected from the Balcon du Guadalquivir collection stands out among the other items used in the setting because of its graphic use of patterns that resemble “ironwork of Andalusian towns.”
Last but not least, Baccarat crystal completes the setting with illuminated glassware. Originating from a glassworks in the town of Baccarat, France, the company specializes in crystal and is known for their history of royal commissions and the use of their crystal in the world’s largest chandelier. Known in the design world for producing high quality crystal, Baccarat celebrated its 200th year with an exhibit in 1964 at the Louvre Museum. Robert Burg presents three glasses from the company in his place setting.
With history, luxury, and timelessness all bundled together, this place setting is worthy of even the most discriminating designer and Robert Burg continues to impress those with impeccable style.