Nina makes quite an entrance. This is an example of how restraint doesn't work against luxury, but it does raise the stakes for design. Thomas Pheasant conceived the Nina as a signature form. It is shallow, open, and light. The graphics of the symmetric but intersecting shelves are the design. The outer mahogany frame almost disappears-allowing an inner bronze border further punctuated with classical rivets. Tapered bronze legs, dressed with an anklet, provide the height of what some will find an exotic vision of refinement. The Nina is ideally a low etagere. It is all about display, whether capturing the different shapes in a collection or inviting accidental order to a bookshelf, and it floats easily with a cabinet quality finish on all sides. At the same time, the depth suggests that it would make a great console or sofa table-wherever the long side can be seen. Here, the Cameo shelves tend to make each item and color stand out.