In 1981, Jay Strongwater made and painted a wooden necklace for his mother that drew adoring attention from her circle of friends. Within no time, the young Strongwater was recruited to make large beaded pieces for the likes of Oscar de la Renta. He quickly began creating jewelry and picture frames that referenced antiques and often employed traditional jewelry-making techniques. In 2005, Strongwater started using new materials like zinc, sterling silver, and forged bronze to make mirrors, screens, and tables. Among his famous fans are Madonna, Oprah, and Elton John, who have snapped up his opulent, whimsical pieces.
These gifts all look like serious bank-breakers — but, at under $200, they’ll leave your wallet intact. Luxury reigns here: Frette’s leather pillow covers, Nason Moretti’s crystal barware, R & Y Augousti’s exotic tabletop accessories—even a handmade Oushak rug.
More is definitely more in the whimsical world of Jay Strongwater. The antiqued frames that made this onetime fashion designer’s name are here, festooned with dazzling Swarovski crystals. But you’ll also find his coveted lacquer boxes, decorated with everything from bunnies to ballet slippers. </b><br/><br/><br/><b> PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS IN NEW YORK, SHIPPING MAY BE DELAYED.</b>
Minimalism is unwelcome in Jay Strongwater’s fanciful world of home accessories. Pick up the onetime fashion designer’s coveted antiqued frames, embellished with hand-set Swarovski crystals. You’ll also find his signature enamel lacquer boxes decorated with everything from birds to pineapples, as well as cheeky items like a frog paperweight clock.
In 1994, after a decade of designing big, bold jewelry for the runway shows of designers like Oscar de la Renta, Jay Strongwater left the world of high fashion behind to launch his eponymous collection of home couture. From frames to tables to mirrors, each piece in Strongwater’s extensive catalogue is inspired by the history of antique jewelry and references everything from whimsical flora and fauna to opulent baroque flourishes. Handcrafted in metal, enamel, and crystal, the Strongwater Home Collection boasts high-profile clients including Sir Elton John and Madonna and can be found in the display cases of Neiman Marcus and fine boutique retailers worldwide.