L’OBJET is the life work of Founder and Creative Director Elad Yifrach. Born and raised in Israel, Elad established himself as an interior designer in Beverly Hills, prior to taking up residence in New York. A lifelong traveler with a global design perspective, Elad imbues every design with its own story. Each collection is a spirited homage to both the cultures which inspire them and the artisans who bring them to life.
Founded in 2004, L’OBJET was born at intersection of meticulous craftsmanship and timeless sensibility. Today, the brand continues to set standards in the luxury lifestyle industry, while still employing many of the same craftspeople whom Elad met on his early travels.
Elad’s collections extend and exceed traditional craftsmanship, through effort and imagination, to create a new echelon of modern artistry. A passion for innovation – in both technique and the use of high-quality materials - infuses everything he creates. Each collection is rich in detail and unmatched in quality.
The hand-crafting techniques used and the exquisite pieces they produce are unique to the world. Jewelry-making techniques are employed to create the most intricate photo frames; bespoke plaster molds are used that are so fine they can cast only fifteen pieces each; porcelain is teased and shaped by hand as it dries to create exquisite texture; and dinnerware is gilded three times in 24K gold to achieve the perfect glow.
Clients who come to L’OBJET quickly discover that luxury is not determined by what an object costs, but instead by what it is worth.
L’OBJET creates designs for the home that are both luxurious and functional works of art, crafted with the highest degree of excellence and quality. The proprietary techniques used set L’OBJET apart from all others. Every piece baring the mark of L’OBJET has been touched by the hand of an artisan, many using techniques that have been passed down for generations.
The design team at L’OBJET worked on a series of shapes for scale and function, which the brothers used as canvases for their creative fantasies. 3D-printing enabled the designs to transport from the Brothers’ studio in LA to the L’OBJET porcelain atelier in Portugal. Together with Elad, the brothers flew to Portugal to manually work and sculpt each prototype by hand before molds were made ready for porcelain pouring. Beyond mere quality control, they needed to feel just right — something that had to be evaluated with eyes and fingers. It is no exaggeration to call these pieces handcrafted, because every stage of every process involved the human touch. The tendency of technology to replace the beautiful inefficiencies of the human hand is a touchy subject that feels a little nostalgic. Here, L’Objet and the Haas Brothers have mastered a balance of retaining the hand as the primary tool, while still using technology to support a complex and precise process. The machine has enabled the hand, not obscured it.
The fine sculptural and textural details that are a trademark of L’OBJET are created entirely by hand.
Pieces are slip-cast from fine porcelain, some using bespoke plaster molds so delicately detailed that they can cast only fifteen pieces in their lifetime. Hand-assembly often includes architectural manipulation of the materials using techniques unique to L’OBJET. Porcelain is teased and shaped by hand as it dries to create exquisite texture. Dinnerware is gilded three times in 24-karat gold and Platinum to achieve the perfect glow. The level of detail and subtlety of texture evident in L’OBJET signature porcelain pieces are achievable only through specialized, hand-crafted productions.
L’OBJET fragrances are artfully balanced, unexpected blends of all-natural aromatics that are created to stir memories and uplift the senses. Together with renowned perfumer Yann Vasnier, each of our exclusive scents is composed of a top note, heart note and base note, which lends complexity to the fragrance experience. The Parfums de Voyage collection includes Japanese incense crafted entirely from paste without a bamboo stick, a method that delivers the purest fragrance possible. Apothicaire formulations are contained in special UV-blocking, black violet glass to ensure lasting potency. Rejuvenating and invigorating, these scents and experiences create an escape from the ordinary.
Through close-knit relationships with artisans renowned for their skills with distinctive yarns and fabrication, L’OBJET develops soft goods with innovative surface textures and luxurious quality.
Subtly unique color palettes complement our tabletop and décor collections. Generously-sized floor pillows filled with fine down and feather provide softness and support. Hand-embroidered linens utilize intricate stitching techniques to lend surface relief to beautiful designs.
Employing expert silversmithing techniques, L’OBJET works with artisans to create fine metal pieces for tabletop, desktop and home décor with weight, elegance and exceptional practicality. Emulating centuries of fine jewelry design and techniques, intricate gold and platinum photo frames are finished with beveled glass, satin lining and Italian leather and suede backs. High-quality hollowware pieces are hand-forged from polished stainless-steel and plated with brilliant 24K gold details. Innovative combinations of materials pair fine metals with cabochons, enamel, Swarovski crystals, and porcelain accents to comprise a collection rich in texture.
Select L’OBJET designs rise above all others through innovative use of exceptional materials and ambitious construction and embellishment techniques. Each coral centerpiece and bookend is sculpted by hand by a master artisan, plated in 24K gold and embellished with over 8,000+ hand-set red coral cabochons. From the luminescent, hand-gilded 24K gold of the bowl to the silky feathers on the curve of the neck, each limited-edition Swan Bijoux piece is a singular and exquisite work of art finished entirely by hand with approximately 55,000 individually set white, grey and black Swarovski crystals (7 sizes in 5 different colors). Games and trays crafted from natural shell inlay and marble require skill and precision to create an impeccable finished product. The laborious production process behind these designs only allows for a limited number of pieces, and often require some patience as collectors wait for their masterpiece to be crafted. These collections showcase the exacting standards of the brand’s most cherished craftspeople and artists from around the world.
In light of the impact of Covid-19 and the welfare of employees and customers, the decision has been made that the physical Harrods store will close temporarily.
Experience L’OBJET’s London boutique located on the newly renovated 3rd floor of the iconic British department store. Discover a sophisticated selection of exceptional gifts, tableware classics and refined home accessories to inspire elegant living with a modern edge.