For more than a decade, Lance Lawson and Jim Wetzel, co-owners of Space 519 (200 E. Chestnut St.), have traveled the world in search of eclectic finds for their tightly curated Gold Coast concept store. Now, with more and more Chicagoans craving exquisitely outfitted homes, the brand has expanded beyond jewelry, apparel and accessories with Space 519 | Maison, an impressive edit of globally sourced fineries. Here, Lawson and Wetzel reveal five of their favorite recent finds.
Reflections Copenhagen Hamilton perfume flacon
“A product of collaboration with noted artists The Haas Brothers, the creativity here is next level. It’s a true statement piece whose whimsy works with almost any decor. Your house guests will be amazed when they see the smoke coming out of the monster’s horns.” –LL
Scalamandre ceramic stool
“This iconic print is no longer limited to powder room walls thanks to this chic collaboration with Port 68. Perfect for your cocktail—slide up to any chair—indoors or out.” –LL
“Clients always ask for something to live on their kitchen counter for fruit and other catchall needs. This literal solution to that problem is formed by individually fired bananas handpainted at the heritage potter’s factory in Portugal.” –JW