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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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Average Sold Price
$2,645
Styles
Materials
Elegant Mirror by Barbara Barry for Baker
By Barbara Barry, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant mirror, designed by Barbara Barry for Baker, American, circa 2000s. It is constructed of an oval mirror inset in a sculptural dark brown lacquered rectangular mahogany frame.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Barbara Barry

Materials

Metal

Barbara Barry Lotus Table Lamps
By Barbara Barry
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Elegant "Lotus" Model table lamps, designed by Barbara Barry for Visual Comfort, American, circa 2000s. The price noted includes the shades.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Hollywood Regency Barbara Barry

Materials

Metal

Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture Modern Neoclassical Mahogany Dining Table
By Baker Furniture Company, Barbara Barry
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous modern Neoclassical style dark mahogany extension dining table By Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1990s Measures: 68"W x 48"D x 29.63"H. Extends up t...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Barbara Barry

Materials

Mahogany

Paul Evans Cityscape Cubist Dining Chairs Mid-Century Modern Boucle Fabric 1970s
By Paul Evans, Barbara Barry
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Set of 6 Iconic Paul Evans Directional Cityscape Cubist Mid-Century Modern dining chairs. Includes Two PE241 arm chairs, Four PE240 armless side chairs. Back and seat cushions are so...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barbara Barry

Materials

Metal

Barbara Barry for McGuire Rattan or Wicker Arm Desk, Dining or Occasional Chair
By McGuire, Barbara Barry
Located in St. Louis, MO
Barbara Barry designed for McGuire Furniture of San Francisco. Dark stained Rattan dining chair, can be used as a desk chair or Occasional chair. All original, light touch up. Label.
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Early 2000s Unknown Hollywood Regency Barbara Barry

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Rattan

Paul Evans Cityscape Cubist Dining Chairs Mid-Century Modern Boucle Fabric 1970s
By Barbara Barry, Paul Evans
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Set of 4 Iconic Paul Evans PE240 Directional Cityscape Cubist Mid-Century Modern dining chairs. Back and seat cushions are soft and comfortable. Features sturdy wooden chair frame wi...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barbara Barry

Materials

Metal

Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture Elegant Modern Upholstered Daybed
By Baker Furniture Company, Barbara Barry
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous contemporary upholstered daybed By Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1990s Upholstered seat and arms, with removable cushions, and mahogany trim and le...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Barbara Barry

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Barbara Baker for Baker Gold Leaf Diamond Chest
By Baker Furniture Company, Barbara Barry
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Beautiful Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture gold leaf chest with a diamond pattern in front. The piece bears the tag on the rear. It is style number 3428. Pretty piece with some loss...
Category

1990s American Barbara Barry

Materials

Gold Leaf

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Barbara Barry furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Barbara Barry furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Barbara Barry collection of furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular.. We stock 27 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Barbara Barry's original furniture pieces were created in the Modern style in North America during the 20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Dakota Jackson, Jay Spectre and Steve Chase. The prices for Barbara Barry furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $55 and tops out at $21,877, while pieces like these can sell for $2,823.

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