Sunday, April 15, 2012

NYC20 Art + Design Fair

The NYC20 Art + Design Fair opened its doors this past Friday night in a tent at Lincoln Center, promising a Mad Man worthy collection of important Mid-20th Century furniture. The opening preview party, benefiting the Bard Graduate Center, was filled with collectors and admirers sipping white wine (no martinis!) and oogling the impressive collectables from 36 1stdibs dealers. The first booth I approached was LA based Dragonette Ltd. A super glamorous vignette featured a rare set of four curly-walnut hostess chairs designed by William Haines for the home of Jack and Anne Warner. So chic!  I lingered over the futuristic fiberglass lounge chairs by Mexican designer Arturo Pani from the Downtown gallery and couldn't resist trying on a bracelet or two from Camilla Dietz Bergeron's collection of vintage Verdura and Cartier pieces, after all, a girl can dream.  If you are in town today and feel like channeling a little Betty Draper, visit the fair, you won't be disappointed. 

William Haines chair
Arturo Pani chairs
Gorgeous Verdura baubles


quintessence said...

Looks fabulous!! Heard it was a marvelous event. LOVE Downtown and of course my love (perhaps closer to addiction) of Camilla Dietz Bergeron is well documented - literally!!

Splendid Sass said...

WHOA! So much to look at and want for myself!! I am madly in love with the service in the last image!
Thank you for sharing your world.

michele said...

the dragonette setting is insanely beautiful. what a treat to attend!

smiles to you and happy sunday.


Stacy Curran said...

I want your exciting life!!!!

Anonymous said...

In the 80's could not wait not to have go to another relatives home who were in 60's styles hold complete with the scent of mothballs and Persian lamb coats . WISH I Kept it all! The junk collector had more foresight than I.
Thanks for looking at it again in a fresh and edited fashion.


The Preppy Princess said...

Ahhh, bliss. We have been collecting mid-century for years, this is eye candy to the 9th degree. The Verdura treasures are especially beautiful!

Sending you a smile for the week to come,

zanetastyle said...

Thanks for visiting my blog(: and I also enjoyed your post and be keen on going to the show, but will be able to get to NYC only in June ... can't wait. Love the fun retro pieces you are showing...the gray velvet chair is cool and so is the William Haines one! hugs Z

Acquired Objects said...

Those Verdura pieces look amazing! I need to move back to NYC!


Anne N. said...

Those Verdura pieces make me swoon; love this post. I discovered you through my friend, Tikaa.

The enchanted home said...

Fun Barbara....I would have stopped at Verdura and never left!

SSM said...

Hello HH,

Thank you for visiting and for following.

I look forward to getting to know you better.

Beautiful blog!

Enjoy your evening.


thanks for visiting

Punctuation Mark said...

i really wish i could attend events like that... love it! Hope you had a nice weekend!

red ticking said...

fun fun fun... would have loved to be there with you ...
hope this finds you well and happy friend... xx

momto8 said...

wow..looks and sounds like a fun event! lucky you!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
have a great week.

Donna said...

Oh how fun!! The jewelry pieces are amazing!!! The Arturo Pani chairs are fabulous!!!

pretty pink tulips said...

I am drooling over the Verdura collection. I think I'd be willing to leave part of my house unfurnished to have one of those fab baubles!!

And, anything Mad Men related gets my vote!
xo Elizabeth

Johanna said...

I want that Haines chair! Gorge!