Gem-cut furniture is sure to be a hit among Hong Kong's jewellery-mad consumers. Furniture and home accessories - everything from foot stools to forks - are being given the gem treatment. By that, we don't mean adorning items with stones, crystals and beads. Instead, some of the world's most innovative designers are using a faceting technique - similar to that used on diamonds - to cut and shape furniture. The result is a look that is angular and refreshingly modern. Consider the Axiome chair, from Austrian design house Buchegger, Denoth, Feichtner ( www.bdf-net.com ), which is made from powder-coated aluminium sheet and has an unusual diamond-shaped design. From the same house is Cutt, a line of sterling-silver cutlery (right) that adopts the geometric design. For U+, an arm of international design company Umbra ( www.umbra.com ), designer Matt Carr created a stool called the Cado (far right), a black leather piece that opens up to reveal storage space. It can also be used as an ottoman or side table. The Space Lounge chair, designed by German designers Jurgen Laub and Markus Jehs and made by Denmark's Fritz Hansen ( www.fritzhansen.com ), is essentially a low frame with a fabric or leather shell cut into four segments, again in shapes reminiscent of gem cutting. Italian house Kartell ( www.kartell.it ) enlisted designer Marcel Wanders to create its 'stone' stools (available at www.unicahome.com ), which are actually made from polycarbonate, shaped like hourglasses and faceted with dozens of geometrical shapes to look like sparkling jewels. In colours such as amber, topaz and sapphire, they are directly derivative of the gem trend. Los Angeles retailer Algabar ( www.algabar.com ) has a gorgeous line of glassware with stems shaped like fine gems. And from French line Jakob+MacFarlane ( www.jakobmacfarlane.com ) comes the multifaceted geometric bed, an interconnecting series of shapes as futuristic as these things can be.