My F&W
quick save (...)

Design - Stone Age | SCC Designs

As the head of communications at an investment bank in Asia, Stephenie Charlotte Chow's biggest challenge was buying corporate gifts for clients who always got the best of everything. Finally, she stopped shopping and started designing a line of tableware handcrafted from semiprecious stones, including lapis, aventurine, agate, crystal and labradorite. "The stones were inherently valuable," Chow explains, "and the gifts could be displayed and used. I hate getting useless gifts." In February, Chow, who has no professional design training, started her own company, SCC Designs, in San Francisco, and launched a collection of bowls, chopsticks and sake cups. She's currently creating a line of silverware with semiprecious-stone accents. Now, if Chow's former clients want her tabletop pieces, they'll have to pay for them ($95 to $180; 415-370-6106).

—Susan Choung

Published November 2002
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    You might also like
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.

    Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.

    Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers and epicurean insiders at the culinary world's most spectacular weekend, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 19-21.