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Herve Van Der Straeten

French

Remarkably sculptural but unexpectedly versatile, vintage Hervé Van der Straeten furniture and lighting is at home in all kinds of interiors. While the French designer’s chandeliers, tables and other works draw on everything from visual art forms in Japan to luxurious Art Deco–era furnishings to modernist icons such as Mies van der Rohe, Van der Straeten designs are unapologetically original and rather difficult to categorize.

Van der Straeten was born in Savigny-sur-Orge, France, in 1965. As a young man, he attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He studied painting but began making jewelry, too. Van der Straeten’s inaugural accessories, constructed with brass and rubber, garnered immediate attention. In 1985, French fashion designer Thierry Mugler had included several of Van der Straeten's designs in a show, and before long, he was designing for names like Alexander McQueen and Christian Lacroix.

Despite the success of Hervé Van der Straeten jewelry, the visionary designer shifted his focus to interior decor. "For me, jewelry was more like a parenthetical," he told 1stDibs. "What I always wanted to do was to design furniture." So, in 1992, Van der Straeten launched a collection of dishes, sconces and candlesticks. He opened a showroom in the Marais district of Paris in 1999, followed by a workshop in the suburb of Bagnolet.

Today, Van der Straeten oversees approximately 30 artisans at his ateliers who help bring his furniture designs to life. His work is delightfully unconventional and will draw the focus in any space — there is a compelling emphasis on the use of industrial materials, such as anodized aluminum and steel rods, as well as an integration of traditional techniques such as marquetry in his sculptural mirrors, side tables and other pieces. Van der Straeten’s furniture — some of which can be found in the alluring apartment in Paris that the designer shares with his husband, former Roger Vivier artistic director Bruno Frisoni — is available in the United States through both Ralph Pucci and Maison Gerard.

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Hervé van der Straeten, "Coupe Nid" Bronze Centerpiece, France, 2012
By Herve Van Der Straeten
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary bronze centrepiece by Hervé van der Straeten.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Herve Van Der Straeten

Materials

Bronze

Hervé van Der Straeten, Miroir Rond No. 134 Bronze Mirror, France, 2006
By Herve Van Der Straeten
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary patinated bronze and brass bull's eye mirror by Hervé van der Straeten. Monogrammed: HV Diameter of bull’s eye mirror: 13".
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21st Century and Contemporary French Herve Van Der Straeten

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Hervé van der Straeten, Guéridon Substance, Marquetry Side Table, France, 2006
By Herve Van Der Straeten
Located in New York, NY
A side table by Hervé van der Straeten with a straw marquetry top and black patinated-bronze base.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Herve Van Der Straeten

Materials

Bronze

Hervé Van Der Straeten, Athéna, Alabaster Table Lamp, Purple Shade, France, 2012
By Herve Van Der Straeten
Located in New York, NY
Alabaster table lamp with patinated gilt bronze accents and a paper lampshade, by Hervé van der Straeten Monogrammed: HV.  
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21st Century and Contemporary French Herve Van Der Straeten

Materials

Alabaster, Bronze

Herve Van Der Straeten, "Applique Coque" Wall Sconce, France, 2004
By Herve Van Der Straeten
Located in New York, NY
A contemporary patinated bronze sconce by Herve Van Der Straeten. Monogrammed: HV Bulb: Bulbrite KX 2000 40 watt Crypton Xenon E12 candelabra 120 volts Please note, price ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Herve Van Der Straeten

Materials

Bronze

Hervé Van Der Straeten, "Guéridon Substance, " Bronze Side Table, France, 2006
By Herve Van Der Straeten
Located in New York, NY
A side table by Hervé van der Straeten with a black beauty stone top and black patinated-bronze base.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Herve Van Der Straeten

Materials

Stone, Bronze

Pair of Herve Van Der Straeten Flame Gilt Bronze Andirons
By Herve Van Der Straeten
Located in Southampton, NY
Pair of Herve Van Der Straeten Flame Gilt Bronze Andirons. Chic pair of flame sculpted andirons made of gilt bronze. Irons fit into backs of bronze flames. Four pieces. Blackening fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Herve Van Der Straeten

Materials

Bronze, Iron

Hervé van der Straeten, "Coupe Nid" Bronze Centerpiece, France, 2012
By Herve Van Der Straeten
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary bronze centrepiece by Hervé van der Straeten.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Herve Van Der Straeten

Materials

Bronze

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Herve Van Der Straeten furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Herve Van Der Straeten furniture, although gold editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Herve Van Der Straeten were created in the modern style in france during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Francois Champsaur, Pierre Chareau, and Pia Chevalier. Prices for Herve Van Der Straeten furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $5,000 and can go as high as $80,099, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $17,313.

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