Designed by one of the world's most sought-after interior designers, this beautifully shaped, two-tone dish combines high-gloss and matte finishes in a vibrantly hued style. Each lacquer piece takes at least three months to create. The process starts with a base layer of black. When the base layer is dry, the piece is carefully wrapped in cotton gauze to prevent cracking. Additional layers of lacquer are applied and wet-sanded until smooth, and the process is repeated over and over until the polish is absolutely perfect. James Lowther discovered his love of lacquer 15 years ago when he bought his first piece in Burma: a century-old betel box in burnt orange. Over the years, Lowther never lost his passion for ancient Eastern craft, and in 2008 he founded The Lacquer Company. Dividing his time between New York, London, and Saigon, Lowther creates magnificent lacquer pieces that are equally at home in an urban loft or a chic country cottage.