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Amy Mellen

Creative Director, Calvin Klein Home

As creative director of Calvin Klein Home, Amy Mellen oversees all design for the classic yet directional brand, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Capturing inspiration from travel, nature and art, Mellen is responsible for everything from fabric and furniture to table top and home fragrances as well as a number of special items for the Calvin Klein Collection flagship store. Mellen joined Calvin Klein as a Senior Designer in 1999 after five years as Design Director at luxury fashion brand Adrienne Vittadini. Climbing the ranks to her current title in 2009, she now leads her design team with a hands-on approach often painting, sewing and drawing many of the original prints and designs. We tapped Mellen to lend her eye and curate a collection of her favorite items from 1stdibs, including Agnes Martin prints, Jean Prouvé chairs and vintage Turkish kilims. Scroll to see her picks, then head to The Study to follow Mellen's travels and see the sources of her inspiration.

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Discover Amy Mellen 's favorite pieces
Praise
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Dealer Location: Houston, TX
Praise
Agnes Martin
Agnes Martin Praise, 1976 Rubber stamp print 11 x 11 Ed. 1000
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Dealer Location: Providence, RI
Materials & Techniques: Maple
Rare Maple Low-Back Windsor Armchair, Rhode Island...
Maple
This chair is related to the chair illustrated by Charles Santore in Windsor style in America (cat. no.35), made for the Redwood Library and Atheneum in Rhode Island. This chair retains...
Pair of Wardrobes by Charlotte Perriand, in 1967 f...
Charlotte Perriand
Wardrobe with a single sliding slatted wood door. The interior is white laminate with a separate pull-out cabinet with drawers in molded plastic. Each drawer is stamped "MODELE CHARLOTT...
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Dealer Location: Nantucket, MA
Materials & Techniques: Reed, Cherry
Nantucket Lightship Basket Serving Tray by Lucille...
Lucille LaRochelle
Reed, Cherry
Nantucket basket serving tray by Lucille LaRochelle with carved cherry side handles highlighted by matching cherry staves, cherry rim and base, and rattan woven body
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Medium: Silver Gelatin Print
Tatiana, Mary Rose and Camels, Picnic, Morocco, 19...
William Klein
Silver Gelatin Print
William Klein (born in New York, NY, on April 19, 1928) is a photographer and filmmaker. Though born in New York and educated at the City College of New York, Klein is predominantly act...
Unusual Tubular Steel Hanging Lounge Chair
Unknown
A wonderful and unusual metal hanging lounge chair. Interesting bone-like frame with beautifully curving, sculptural and cord-wrapped arms and it's original hanging-spring. An extremely...
Mogens Koch Bookcase for Rud. Rasmussens
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Dealer Location: Pawtucket, RI
Mogens Koch Bookcase for Rud. Rasmussens
Mogens Koch
Highly functional ash bookcases designed by Mogens Koch. Bookcase is comprised of six units that can be adjusted various configurations. Each case has dovetailed joinery and measures 30...
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Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Steel, Oak, Plywood
Pair of Rare Model No. 300 Demountable Chairs by J...
Jean Prouvé
Steel, Oak, Plywood
Rare steel and oak veneered plywood chair designed for easy disassembly and re-assembly for efficient transport, by Jean Prouvé, c. 1952. One chair available. Manufactured by Les At...
1stdibs is my weekend crush. I spend hours perusing the site getting inspired for Calvin Klein Home and for my own home.
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Stone: Diamond, Emerald
Metal: 18k Gold, Platinum
1940s Cartier Colombian No Oil Emerald Diamond Gol...
18k Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Emerald
An exquisite 7.45 carat colombian emerald ring with two baguette diamonds, set in platinum and 18kt yellow gold, mounted by Cartier. The emerald accompanies a gemological report from AG...
Georg Jensen Flask No. 603 by Harald Nielsen
By Georg Jensen, Harald Nielsen
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Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Materials & Techniques: Sterling Silver
Georg Jensen Flask No. 603 by Harald Nielsen
Georg Jensen, Harald Nielsen
Sterling Silver
Georg Jensen Flask No. 603 by Harald Nielsen. Very rare. A unique, sterling silver flask designed by Harald Nielsen for Georg Jensen. Simple in design, the body is hand hammered with...
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Sterling Silver
William IV Double-Sided Sterling Silver Marrow Sco...
Mary Chawner
Sterling Silver
William IV, sterling silver, double-sided marrow scoop, London, 1836, Mary Chawner - maker. Dimensions: 9 1/4" long x 1" wide at widest point, 1.715 troy oz. Excellent condition.
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Dealer Location: Barcelona, ES
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Wood, Plywood
Stool Attributed to Jean Prouvé, circa 1950
Jean Prouvé
Metal, Wood, Plywood
Stool design attributed to Jean Prouvé, circa 1950. Manufactured in (France). Lacquered metal base and laminated wood seat. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent ...
Set of Six Fiberglass Space Age Lounge Chairs, 197...
Danielle Quarante
A truly amazing fiberglass set of seven chairs with voluptuous Space Age forms, this set could come right out of James Bond's Dr. No. The design reminds of the Albatros chair by Daniel...
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Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Medium: Mixed Media, Resin, Wood
Profound Happiness #6
Ron Piller
Mixed Media, Resin, Wood
Los Angeles artist Ron Piller takes his inspirations from travelling extensively all his life. He has been fortunate to visit many beautiful and fascinating countries including India, V...
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Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Cotton
Ashanti African Textile Pillows
Cotton
Vintage textile from Ashanti tribal people of Ghana. Fabric handwoven in narrow strips sewn together with pull work details. White fabric backing seen through the pull circles. Pillow b...
Biedermeier Candlesticks in Oxidized Bronze, Set of Three
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Bronze
Biedermeier Candlesticks in Oxidized Bronze, Set o...
Ted Muehling, E.R. Butler & Co.
Bronze
Inspired by the precision of nineteenth-century lathe work, Ted Muehling based these candlesticks on three basic shapes: the egg, an attenuated rod, and a trumpet form. By combining and...
Standard Chair by Jean Prouvé, circa 1950
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Dealer Location: Paris, FR
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Wood, Plywood
Standard Chair by Jean Prouvé, circa 1950
Jean Prouvé
Metal, Wood, Plywood
Standard Chair by Jean Prouvé (1901-1984), circa 1950 Black lacquered metal frame, bent plywood backrest and seat
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Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Weight IX
Richard Serra
1-color etching Edition of 22 Contemporary of Donald Judd, John McCracken, Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin, Robert Morris, Anne Truitt, and Frank Stella
Early 13 Star Ship's Flag with Oval Variation of t...
EARLY 13 STAR SHIP'S FLAG WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL, LOPSIDED OVAL VARIATION OF THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, CA 1840-1860, AN ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN EXAMPLE WITH BEAUTIFUL FOLK QUALITIES, ONCE BELON...
Giacomo Raffaelli Micromosaic Box
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Dealer Location: Amsterdam, NL
Metal: 18k Gold
Giacomo Raffaelli Micromosaic Box
18k Gold
An Italian green granite box, with a micromosaic mounted in a two-color gold chased border. Depicted is a goldfinch (carduelis carduelis) on a branch with berries and overlooking the Me...
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Dealer Location: Washington, DC
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Chrome
Cedric Hartman Patinated Brass Swivel S Floor Read...
Cedric Hartman
Brass, Chrome
An early version, the base or lamp, are unmarked, but clearly Cedric Hartman's work.
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Dealer Location: Hudson, NY
Materials & Techniques: Clay
Monumental 19th Century Low Fired Clay Pots
Clay
Monumental clay pots from Northern India, can be used as a garden sculptures. Size: Large: 61 “H X39 “ Diameter Price: $2500 Small: 51”H X32” Diameter Price: $2200
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wool
Vintage Turkish Textile Flat-Weave Rug
Wool
A vintage Turkish flat-woven textile rug from the second quarter of the 20th century.
Paul McCobb Brass Wall Mirror
By Paul McCobb, Calvin
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Dealer Location: Highland, IN
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Mirror, Wood
Paul McCobb Brass Wall Mirror
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Brass, Mirror, Wood
This elegantly proportioned and beautifully constructed mirror by Paul McCobb for Calvin has hangers which allow it to be hung either vertically or horizontally. The brass frame has a l...
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wool
Vintage Indian Durrhie Rug
Wool
A vintage flat-woven Indian Durrhie carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century.
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Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Marble
Early 20th Century Petite Marble Trough
Marble
A petite marble trough from Shanxi province, China with a beveled lip, rounded edges and four feet.
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Stone: Diamond, Sapphire
Metal: Platinum
Rare 5.54-Carat No-Heat Kashmir Sapphire Diamond E...
Platinum, Diamond, Sapphire
A beautiful three-stone engagement ring set with an exceptional 5.54 carat Cornflower Blue Kashmir Sapphire with two half-moon diamonds, weighing approximately 0.63 carats. The antique ...
Indian Floral Patchwork Quilted Blanket
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Dealer Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Materials & Techniques: Cotton, Linen
Indian Floral Patchwork Quilted Blanket
Unknown
Cotton, Linen
Pink and white floral hand-quilted blanket, patchwork design, individual pieces of hand-blocked textiles have been stitched together to create this large (king size) blanket/coverlet. S...
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Dealer Location: East Hampton, NY
Materials & Techniques: Teak
19th Century Anglo-Indian Teak Large Fruit Bowl
Teak
A 19th century Anglo-Indian large fruit bowl made of teak.
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Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Teak
British Colonial Bookcase with Six Shelves
Teak
This unusually tall British Colonial bookcase came from Mandalay, Burma and is made from Teak Wood. It dates to the early 20th Century. Glass-fronted Teak Wood bookcases were popular in...
Book of Gems and Jewels of Mughal India, the Khali...
This beautifully photographed book shows outstanding examples of the work of Indian Jewellers and goldsmiths from the 17th and early 18th centuries, including objects and personal ornam...
Large Carved Zitan Brush Pot
Unknown
A fine Chinese brush pot carved out of Zitan, a wood native to India. The pot has a naturalistic tree trunk form with groups of small holes spread through out.
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Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Metal
Early 20thy Century Tall American Industrial Waste...
Metal
Early 20thy century tall American Industrial metal waste basket.
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Wicker, Iron, Plastic
Pair of Sculptural Wicker Lounge Chairs by Francis...
Francis Mair
Brass, Wicker, Iron, Plastic
Sinuous, asymmetric and low slung lounge chairs of woven plasticized wicker over galvanized iron with brass feet, designed by Francis Mair and produced c. 1960. An eccentric but undenia...
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Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Wicker
Giant Antique American Gathering Basket
Wicker
Giant antique American gathering basket.
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Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Cotton
Pair of Muted Early 19th Century Blue Linen Tickin...
Unknown
Cotton
This wonderful worn and faded linen cotton ticking is amazing and has blue cotton linen backing. This early textile is from Europe. They are hand-sewn and pieced together.
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wool
Vintage Turkish Textile Flatweave Rug
Wool
A vintage Turkish flat-woven textile rug from the second quarter of the 20th century.
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Dealer Location: Hudson, NY
Materials & Techniques: Paper
Framed Map of Old New York (Amsterdam in New Nethe...
Townsend MacCoun
Paper
Historical Map 'Amsterdam' in New Netherland, 1653-1664, The City of the Dutch West India Company, by Townsend Macon, author of "Historical-Geography Charts of Europe", "Historical-Geog...
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Dealer Location: Barcelona, ES
Materials & Techniques: Rattan, Wood
Rare Pair of Alvar Aalto Cantilevered Armchairs, c...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Rattan, Wood
Pair of Cantilevered Armchairs, model 406 designed by Alvar Aalto around 1970 Manufactured by Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab for Artek, Turku (Finland) Bent laminated birch ba...
19th Century Light Floral Suzani Embroidered Texti...
Unknown
This distinctive Central Asian Suzani balances classicism with a true sense of artistic freedom. The majority of the border is comprised of alternating floral bursts; the first derived ...
Charlotte Perriand Stool for Les Arcs
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Dealer Location: Barcelona, ES
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Charlotte Perriand Stool for Les Arcs
Charlotte Perriand
Wood
Stool designed by Charlotte Perriand for Les Arcs ski Resort around 1960, manufactured in France. Pine wood. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use,...
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Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Medium: Acrylic Paint, Mixed Media, Paper, Resin, Wood
Single Voice #3
Ron Piller
Acrylic Paint, Mixed Media, Paper, Resin, Wood
Los Angeles artist Ron Piller takes his inspirations from travelling extensively all his life. He has been fortunate to visit many beautiful and fascinating countries including India, V...
Indian Silk Embroidery Shawl.
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Dealer Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Materials & Techniques: Silk
Indian Silk Embroidery Shawl.
Unknown
Silk
Large Indian Antique silk Indian embroidery floss threads on silk, tiny orange silk paisley pattern with paisley border in shades of bright orange and black accents.
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Metal: Stainless Steel
Rolex Stainless Steel GMT-Master II "Cherry Coke" ...
Stainless Steel
An Iconic Rolex GMT 'cherry coke' version with a red and black second time zone bezel, as opposed to the more traditional blue and red colour. The watch is in good, fully original, unp...
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Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Wood, Mahogany
Glass-Front Indian Bookcase
Glass, Wood, Mahogany
Glass-front bookcase with painted interior and glass shelves, from India. Original hardware.
1976 HALSTON cocoa jersey spiral cut strapless gow...
Halston
Very rare cocoa brown spiral cut jersey gown designed by Halston dating to 1976. Size label has been removed however this best fits a size 4-8. Unstretched measurements: bust 32", hips ...