What happens when an award-winning interior designer and contemporary design studio join forces? Well, they create a suite made from fossilized shark teeth.
Sasha Bikoff partnered with Scott Baxter, founder, and CEO of SA Baxter Design Studio and Foundry in New York, to design “The Shark Suite” that will debut at London Design Week 2021 on Monday, May 17. And what you’ll find inside is decor detailing as architectural pocket pulls, cabinet pulls, cabinet knobs, doorknobs, and a door knocker cast from fossilized, prehistoric megalodon shark teeth.
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The inspiration for the collection was actual megalodon shark teeth that Bikoff was gifted. They sat on her fireplace mantel for years, and when the “fearless mix-and-match” designer was thinking about hardware for her new house, she noticed how the shark teeth comfortably fit in the palm of her hand. So, Bikoff contacted a longtime friend and entrepreneur, Baxter, to make the teeth’ hardware collection.
“In most cases, we hand mold our hardware, but in this case, we took an organic shark tooth and digitized it, turning it into door hardware,” Baxter told Departures…