Iconic Designs

Why the Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Collection Remains So Alluring

The lucky-charm style has been around for more than 50 years, and British royals are still drawn to it.
red Hermes Kelly bag

How to Spot a Real Hermès Kelly Bag

A symbol of luxury and elegance, the design has a storied past and a legion of devoted collectors.

The Captivating History of the Cartier Love Bracelet

The decades-old design is one of the most sought-after pieces of jewelry in the world.
KULE x Forsyth

Kule and Forsyth Give Iconic Furniture a Bold Makeover with Stripes

Maggie and Anne Genovese, of Forsyth, teamed up with fashion designer Nikki Kule to reimagine some classic pieces.

This Black Cat Knows More about High-End Furniture Than You Do

In a new book, Mr. Waffles enters the limelight, photographed with collector-grade contemporary design pieces.

Roberto Matta’s Malitte System Is Modular Furniture by Way of Surrealism

Italian design brand Paradisoterrestre has reissued a malleable piece of furniture by the famed 20th-century painter.
famous jewelry houses

The 6 Most-Popular Jewelry Houses on 1stdibs

Get to know the history behind the world's most iconic jewelry houses and the fabulous styles they designed.

How Santa Fe Shaped Alexander Girard’s Happy Modernist Designs

His creations looked like nothing else in mid-century design, and they’re all the better for it. We spoke to Girard’s grandchildren about his inspirations and reissued works.

14 Iconic Luxury Handbags and the Stories behind Them

When the name of a bag is as well-known as its brand, you know it's a classic.

10 Trailblazing Female Designers

From pioneering visionaries to contemporary talents, get to know some of the most important women in design.
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