We recently attended a gala soiree hosted by ELLE Decor for the opening of the new 1stdibs showroom, located in the New York Design Center (and happily open to the public). For vintage decor-devotees such as we, the evening was a total mind-scrambler, considering there are 54 dealer spaces, each gorgeously showcasing their swooniest items.
Above: An original Kay Bojesen teak ape (one of only seven in the world!), made in Denmark, c.1950s, as featured in the Wyeth boutique.
We had designed business paraphernalia for interiors guru, Charles Burleigh, for the event, who along with his partner Lithgow Osborne, curated the Malmaison space, which featured Helena Rubenstein's custom etched and illuminated Art Deco bed, as well as mirrored obelisks, Versailles-worthy chandeliers, and Rococo cushions.
We also fell in love with several items perfect for chez Vintager . . . like an industrial drafting table with ornate ironwork, as well as a life-size brass rhino sculpture (perfect for doing Edie Sedgwick ballet routines upon), and a papier mache bust of a debonair dude with a righteous moustache . . .
Above: A tapa cloth covered folding screen c.1980s, along with a Mexican brass rhino sculpture by Sergio Bustamante, c.1970s, both featured in Darrell Dean's space. Below: Edie Sedgwick dancing upon her leather Abercrombie rhino, as photographed for Vogue by Enzo Sellerio, c.1965
Above: Me falling in love with a moustachioed papier mache mister, as featured in Harris Kratz's blast of a boutique (where we could easily furnish our entire house with dream items).