If you’re looking for a statement piece of furniture, we recommend the ‘Aegis 001’ tables by new London-based creative Ziad Alonaizy. He graduated from his Architectural Interior Design diploma at Inchbald school of design only two years ago (after a career as an orthopaedic surgeon), and his debut collection demonstrates fresh ideas executed with complex elegance. It marries just four elements – emerald marble, blackened steel, solid brass plates and steel wire – and is all handmade in Italy. Alonaizy is currently working on furniture and accessories for a major brand to be released next year. ‘Aegis 001’ tables, £4,950 for a set of three (alonaizy.com).