Paul Prager, owner of Bluepoint Hospitality Group, has opened a string of elegant establishments on Federal Street in Easton. Among them: fine-dining jewel Bas Rouge and The Stewart, a lounge focusing on single-malt Scotch whiskeys and vintage Champagnes. In December, he debuted Benjamin, a boutique specializing in fine china, porcelain, crystal and silver—all sourced in Europe by Prager and his team.
Bluepoint design director Shaun Jackson transformed the 890-square-foot space—formerly a yoga studio—into a sophisticated showroom embellished with pale-blue walls, lacquered crown molding, custom cabinetry and Palladian windows. The collection features handmade porcelain by Nymphenburg (founded in 1747 by the Royal Family of Bavaria and still owned by its heirs); glassware by Vienna’s venerable Lobmeyr; silver pieces by Viennese maker Wiener Silber; and sleek silver place settings by Robbe & Berking of Germany.
Wandering the shop, the craftsmanship mesmerizes—from the delicacy of a spherical Lobmeyr candy dish to the intricate hand-painted motifs on a Nymphenburg vase. One plate in the company’s 1765 Cumberland pattern, available by special order, takes three weeks to paint. “These manufacturers are esteemed by the world’s most discriminating collectors,” says Prager. “It is a privilege to bring one-of-a-kind pieces to Easton that are otherwise only available in a handful of U.S. cities.”
Located at 15 Federal Street in Easton, Benjamin is open by appointment only; 410-946-6171