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Barbara Barry

American

Barbara Barry intends for her furniture designs to connect people to the splendor of the natural world around them. Her lounge chairs, tables and other pieces reflect the influence of the Hollywood Regency style as well as Barry’s admiration for organic materials and the subdued color palettes of the great outdoors. Simple and calming, her furniture is quietly elegant and has garnered Barry renown worldwide as a leader in interior design.

A native of California, Barry was surrounded by artists from the moment she was born and credits her mother with instilling a strong sense of confidence in her. Barry’s mother, a painter, encouraged her to nurture her creative impulses. The designer initially pursued a degree in art — she is an active painter today — but quickly eschewed the norms of formal education, leaving school to travel through Europe.

While traveling, Barry fell in love with the wines and cheeses of the cities she visited, inspiring her to open her own cheese shop in Mendocino upon her return to California. Her predilection for interior design quickly began to show itself as she went about setting up and running her store, and Barry began drawing designs for her own furniture. She moved to Los Angeles and established her own design firm in 1985.

Working with small local businesses to get her pieces made, she became more passionate about expressing herself through her furniture and quickly amassed a following for her work. Today, for its thoughtful merge of clean lines, 1940s Hollywood glamour and the soft palettes of the sea, sky and foliage of her state, her understated furniture is an international success.

Barry is expressly opposed to the use of patterns, opting instead for solid neutrals that pair well with warm brass or vintage bronze lighting fixtures and allow for the colors in a painting on the living room wall to pop. She is focused on bringing harmony and order into a space, and her minimalist designs — acid-washed mahogany side tables, armchairs with dark stained rattan backrests — are sought after by A-list celebrities, politicians and leading manufacturers alike. Barry has created exclusive furniture collections and home decor for legendary brands including Baker Furniture, McGuire Furniture Company and others.

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Six Barbara Barry Baker Tiffany Blue Leather Dining Chairs
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Set of 6 fine dining chairs designed by Barbara Barry for Baker. The chairs covered in a soft pallet of Tiffany blue leather with a contrasting voided velvet back. The chairs with ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Barbara Barry

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Barbara Barry for Baker Pair of Grey Chenille Slipper Chairs
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Pre-Owned Visual Comfort Sconces
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Introducing the pre-owned Visual Comfort Gold Sconces from designer Barbara Barry's Signature Collection. These Framework Sconces, with their perfect patina Soft Brass finish, exude ...
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Barbara Barry for Henredon Mahogany Three-Drawer Bachelor Chest or Bedside Chest
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Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Modern Regency style three-drawer large nightstand or bachelor chest By Barbara Barry for Henredon USA, Circa 1990s Mahogany, with antiqued mirror backsplash...
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BARBARA BARRY for HENREDON Bedside Table Nightstand
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Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this page. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A BARBARA BARRY for HENREDON Bedside...
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Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture Modern Dark Mahogany Nightstands, Pair
By Barbara Barry, Baker Furniture Company
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A gorgeous pair of Modern nightstands or side tables By Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1990s Dark mahogany, with original nickel hardware. Measures: 19"W x 14.25"D ...
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Vintage Art Deco Leather Club Chair by Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture
By Barbara Barry, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Hartville, OH
Beautiful little vintage Art Deco leather club chair by Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture. Condition Disclosure: Please understa...
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1980s American Art Deco Vintage Barbara Barry

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Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture Dark Mahogany Three-Drawer Bedside Chest
By Barbara Barry, Baker Furniture Company
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An exceptional Modern Regency style three-drawer nightstand or bachelor chest By Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1990s Dark mahogany, with original nickel hardware. ...
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Barbara Barry furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Barbara Barry furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 37 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 10 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Barbara Barry were created in the modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Steve Chase, Steelcase, and Nicos Zographos. Prices for Barbara Barry furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $55 and can go as high as $14,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,973.

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