CRYSTAL POWER: Kelly Wearstler, the design doyenne known for her use of natural and organic elements for everything from furniture to fine jewelry, has partnered with La Mer.
Wearstler said she was approached by the beauty brand to create a limited-edition box for the launch of its Genaissance de la Mer serum. It’s the first time the two have worked together.
Twenty-five of the boxes are available for sale in the U.S. and were made in Wearstler’s studio. They retail for $1,200 and are being sold exclusively via the La Mer Web site.
The box itself — in true Wearstler form — mixes several materials, including walnut wood for the box and a bronze lid affixed atop with a crystal.
Wearstler said she was excited to take on the project and drew inspiration from what La Mer has coined its Crystal Miracle Broth — a concoction of sea kelp, vitamins and minerals — infused into Genaissance that was then paired with her own “raw and refined aesthetic” for the vanity box.
“My design incorporates rich, organic textures inspired by the raw beauty of nature,” Wearstler said. “A cornerstone of my aesthetic is my collection of raw, mineral crystals and stones that I use in my jewelry, home decor and furniture collections.”
This has been a busy year for Wearstler, who launched lighting, furniture and bedding collections. She is also doing the design work for a new hotel brand, with locations in Los Angeles, Austin and San Francisco
Wearstler will also lend her design aesthetic to Westfield Century City, in a deal announced in late summer, as part of the shopping center’s $800 million remodel.