If we are open and aware, sometime in our lifetime there appears a true contemporary master craftsman and sublime artist who pays so much attention to detail, materials, design and originality that he resembles the best of the best craftsmen from the past. Case in point, M. Hervé van der Straeten who has been producing magnificent sybaritic collector pieces for awhile. In particular I cannot get enough of “Branches”, a bulls-eye mirror designed in 2004. This organic museum piece is approx (55 in. | 140 cm.) high and (53 in. | 135 cm.) wide. Van der Straeten is represented in New York by Maison Gerard.