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Caroline Issa

Chief Executive & Fashion Director, Tank Magazine

London-based editor, consultant and designer Caroline Issa is the chief executive and fashion director of Tank Magazine, a quarterly arts and culture publication known for its beautiful, idiosyncratic designs. She is also editor-in-chief of Because, the digital complement to Tank Magazine and an online destination for cutting-edge fashion content. Alongside her publishing roles, Issa also runs Tank Form, a boutique creative agency whose clients include Mulberry, Tod’s, LK Bennett, and Hugo Boss. Most recently, she collaborated with Nordstrom to launch her own ready-to-wear clothing line, titled Nordstrom Signature and Caroline Issa. This week, the globe-trotting beauty shares her favorite items from 1stdibs.

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Gio Ponti Armchair Model 803, Italy, 1954

By Gio Ponti
Gio Ponti Armchair Model 803, Italy, 1954
Gio Ponti
Fabric
Gio Ponti armchair model 803, Italy, 1954. Cassina, 
Italy, 1954. 
Vinyl, upholstery, walnut
. Measurements: 29.5 W x 33 D x 31 H inches. Gio Ponti: l'Arte Si Innamora dell'Indu...
Cartier Meli Melo Gemstone Diamond Platinum Pendan...
Cartier
Platinum, Blue Sapphire, Citrine, Diamond, Moonstone, Sapphire, Topaz, Whit...
These authentic Cartier pendant earrings from Meli Melo collection, with vivacious and vibrant aesthetic are of French provenance bearing the official hallmark of France besides Carti...
"Bringing in the Catch," Set of Three Rare Art Deco Plates by Andlovitz

By Guido Andloviz
"Bringing in the Catch," Set of Three Rare Art Dec...
Guido Andloviz
Porcelain
Much as Gio Ponti modernized and energized the porcelain production of the fabled Ginori company in Italy, so too did Guido Andlovitz revolutionize the work of the old Societa Ceramica ...
Comme des Garcon Autumn/Winter 2005
Comme des Garcon Autumn/Winter 2005
Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garçons
Comme des Garcon ruffle, lace, and chiffon button front jacket.
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Gio Ponti Model No. 516, circa 1955

By Cassina, Gio Ponti
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Gio Ponti Model No. 516, ...
Cassina, Gio Ponti
Leather, Walnut
Pair of lounge chairs by Gio Ponti model no. 516, circa 1955.
Mathieu Mategot "Demon" Serving Cart, France 1952

By Mathieu Matégot, Ateliers Matégot
Mathieu Mategot "Demon" Serving Cart, France 1952
Mathieu Matégot, Ateliers Matégot
Metal
Well designed tea cart designed by Mathieu Mategot for Mategot products, France 1952. This cart comes fully a part for easy storing or shipping. Completely original black, white and yel...
Vintage Unsigned Romeo Gigli Oversize Brass Cuff Bracelet Pair
Vintage Unsigned Romeo Gigli Oversize Brass Cuff B...
A pair of vintage unsigned Romeo Gigli brass cuffs from a late 1980's runway show. The cuffs are in very good to excellent condition with a few very small, light scratches and tiny mark...
Modernist School Credenza Knoll Style, 1950

Modernist School Credenza Knoll Style, 1950
Unknown
Metal, Teak
Fantastic large school cabinets in the manner of Florence Knoll, Willy Van Der Meeren and Pastoe. These come from a school and were made in Holland in the 1950s. These large sized crede...
1stdibs is a treasure trove of delights. I get inspired, reminded and surprised every time I visit and browse.
Art Nouveau Favrile Glass Perfume Bottle by Tiffany Studios

By Tiffany Studios
Art Nouveau Favrile Glass Perfume Bottle by Tiffan...
Tiffany Studios
A rare "Applied" Tiffany favrile perfume bottle by Tiffany Studios decorated with iridized gold organic raised leaf and branch applied decoration to a highly iridized gold pinched and d...
Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Pink Silk Jacket
Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Pink Silk Jacket
Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Autumn/Winter 2004 A FABULOUS CREATION FROM TOM FORD'S LAST YSL COLLECTION Almost impossible to find YSL jacket by TOM FORD Color: Pink Size 38 Made in France P...
Delightful 1950's Fashion Themed Hand Painted Belt.
Delightful 1950's Fashion Themed Hand Painted Belt...
Unknown, Saks Fifth Avenue
This delightful navy blue belt is decorated with tributes to all the major fashion houses of the day. Each hand painted leather plaque is decorated with a designer name. We have Dior,...
Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Dress Ensemble, S / S 2004
Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Dress Ensemble, S ...
Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford
S/S 2004 Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Dress Ensemble Silk Top and Skirt FR size 36
Richard Ginori - San Cristoforo Breakfast Set

By Richard Ginori
Richard Ginori - San Cristoforo Breakfast Set
Richard Ginori
Porcelain
Marvellous Richard Ginori - San Cristoforo porcelain breakfast set.
1970s Cartier Italy Diamond Gold Tubogas Choker Necklace
1970s Cartier Italy Diamond Gold Tubogas Choker Ne...
18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold, White Diamond
Stunning elegant tubogas choker necklace created by Cartier in Italy in the 1970's. The necklace is made of 18k yellow gold, the ends are accented with round brilliant cut diamonds set ...
Art Deco Georg Jensen Silver Spoon, Cactus Pattern

By Georg Jensen
Art Deco Georg Jensen Silver Spoon, Cactus Pattern...
Georg Jensen
Sterling Silver
A small, vintage sterling silver serving spoon in the cactus pattern by Georg Jensen. First introduced in 1932 by Gundorph Albertus (1887-1970), the cactus pattern was inspired by the A...
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Keepsake Box No. 843 by Jorgen Jensen
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Keepsake Box No. 843 ...
Georg Jensen
Georg Jensen sterling silver keepsake box no. 843 by Jorgen Jensen. Sleek, machine Age period. Heavy guage and handmade. Sterling silver. Jorgen Jensen (1895-1960) was Georg Jensen’s se...
1970s Yves Saint Laurent Ikat Print Silk Skirt & Top
1970s Yves Saint Laurent Ikat Print Silk Skirt & T...
Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
This beautiful two piece set shows what a master Yves was with print. The top and skirt are similar in color and print but just different enough that you get a fabulous contrast. Yves w...
Freshwater Pearl Diamond Spiral Red Coral Drop Earrings
Freshwater Pearl Diamond Spiral Red Coral Drop Ear...
Valentin Magro
18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Coral, Diamond, Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Natural Pea...
This unique pair of 12.3mm round freshwater pearl top with special cut spiral red coral drop earrings with accent bezel set round brilliant diamond connectors. The earrings are made in ...
Gio Ponti Desk set Majolica "Rosso gran fuoco " M...
Gio Ponti
Five desk pieces in majolica signed Ginori. Gio ponti design.
Adrian Pearsall Coffee Table

By Adrian Pearsall
Adrian Pearsall Coffee Table
Adrian Pearsall
Glass, Walnut
Mid Century/Modern Walnut and Glass Top Coffee Table
"Acorn" by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Dinner Flatware Set Service of 96 Pieces
"Acorn" by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Dinner Fla...
Georg Jensen
Sterling Silver
For over 100 years Georg Jensen has been a leader in Scandinavian design, crafting gorgeous, original products in an inimitable style. Gorgeous sterling silver stuns in this rich patter...
Czech Art Nouveau Purple Gilt Perfume Bottle by Moser
Czech Art Nouveau Purple Gilt Perfume Bottle by Mo...
Koloman Moser
Art Glass, Gold Leaf
Czech Art Nouveau Moser dark purple ten-sided crystal perfume bottle with gilt decorated scene with classical figures.
Rare Hermes Celestial Clock

Rare Hermes Celestial Clock
Hermes Celestial clock with Jaeger Le Coultre movement. This clock is super rare and has the very high end inline movement.
Vintage Chanel Iconic Charm Bracelet with Black Leather/Gold Chain
Vintage Chanel Iconic Charm Bracelet with Black Le...
Chanel
Description: vintage Chanel iconic charm bracelet with black leather/gold chain. Country: France Period: 1995 P Chain length 7.8 inches, the handbag charm is 1.3 by 1 inch. Condit...
Helmut Lang ca.1999 Black Nylon Jacket
Helmut Lang ca.1999 Black Nylon Jacket
Helmut Lang
Archival HELMUT LANG ca.1999-2000 Polyester 100% Made in Italy SZ: 46
1990s Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole Diamond Leather Y...
Van Cleef & Arpels
18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Diamond
This fabulous Van Cleef & Arpels choker necklace from the iconic Frivole collection is made in black patent leather and beautifully mounted with graduated 18k yellow gold flowers prong-...
Comme des Garcons Brown Leather Motorcycle Jacket
Comme des Garcons Brown Leather Motorcycle Jacket
Comme des Garçons, Comme des Garçons
Futures Classics. Comme des Garcons brown leather motorcycle jacket with fitted waist and classic detailing. Circa 2011.
Lanvin Vintage 1960's Necklace, Rare Hard to Find ...
Very rare Lanvin vintage mid century modern choker with 3 articulated pieces and chain back. Gold metal with rust and cream plastic insets. Sculptural shape with raised and curved shape...
Studio Ponti Writing Desk

By Gio Ponti
Studio Ponti Writing Desk
Gio Ponti
Fantastic writing desk by Fornaroli Rosselli for Studio Ponti. Desk was made in 1960 for the Pirelli skyscraper in Milan. Laminate top and ashwood floating pedestal with three drawers. ...
Victorian Carved Jet Earrings

Victorian Carved Jet Earrings
Unknown
15k Gold
Stunning Jet earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) era! These fabulous earrings are made of hand carved Jet accented with 15kt rosy yellow gold. Each begins with a single Jet 'stone' top...
Comme des Garcons Natural White Jacket AD2004
Comme des Garçons, Comme des Garçons
Iconic Comme des Garcons jacket with big stitched details on seams. Sz - S.M Raglan sleeve from neck point to cuff - 72cm Double faced material - outside 83% polyester 17% polyureth...
Victorian Seed Pearl Sapphire Diamond Gold Mesh Ev...
Unknown
14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Blue Sapphire, Pearl, Sapphire
This authentic Victorian gold purse with diamonds and blue sapphires and an integrated mesh gold strap for carrying the purse, is crafted in solid 14K mesh gold, weighs 146.2 grams a...
Fine Italian Mid-Century Circular Center Table by ...
Piero Fornasetti
A fine Italian Mid-Century circular center table by Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988), the circular top lithographically imprinted with 'Architectura' design centering a compass rose encircl...
Sapphire Diamond Gold Compact Box

Sapphire Diamond Gold Compact Box
Unknown
14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Sapphire, White Diamond
This 1930s authentic compact box with a lipstick holder, a powder compartment and a vanity mirror underneath the flap is crafted in solid 14K yellow gold, weighing 115.7 grams and measu...
Art Deco Diamond Sapphire Gold Enamel Vanity Case
Art Deco Diamond Sapphire Gold Enamel Vanity Case
18k Gold, Blue Sapphire, White Diamond
Looking as though it was cut from a perfect blue sky, this Art Deco, circa 1929, 18 carat gold vanity case is an amazing current day accessory for any detailed interior. Designed and s...
Thierry Mugler Cobalt Blue Blazer

Thierry Mugler Cobalt Blue Blazer
Thierry Mugler, Thierry Mugler
Vintage Thierry Mugler blue linen blazer with various size grommets decorating the waist of the jacket
Bauhaus Desk

Bauhaus Desk
Lacquer, Nickel
A black lacquered Bauhaus desk with original nickel frame and working lock.
1950's Madame Gres Haute-Couture Pleated Drape Tau...
Madame Gres
Madame Gres felt that the true job of the couturier was not to create a name for one's self, as many designers do, but to pay rigorous attention to the clothing. This stunning taupe woo...
Rare French Mid-Century Modern Articulating Floor Lamp by Boris Lacroix

By Jean Boris Lacroix
Rare French Mid-Century Modern Articulating Floor ...
Jean Boris Lacroix
Important French Mid-Century Modern adjustable standing lamp or sculpture by Boris Jean Lacroix composed of two adjustable and rotating stems and a rare wheel mechanism that allows them...
1920s Harrod's of London Chinese Style Dragon Embroidered Duster
1920s Harrod's of London Chinese Style Dragon Embr...
Unknown
A stunning 1920s Harrod's of London Chinese-style, dragon embroidered silk duster jacket. Original lining in green silk. Made in Vienna for Harrod's.
Tom Ford for YSL wedge shoes

Tom Ford for YSL wedge shoes
Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Tom Ford for YSL wedge shoes Dark chocolate Velvet Size 37 Brand new in the box Display model Minor signs of wear on the soles from trying on
Rolex Yellow Gold Cellini Manual Wind Dress Wristwatch Ref 5112
Rolex Yellow Gold Cellini Manual Wind Dress Wristw...
18k Gold, Yellow Gold
Manual winding. 18k yellow gold case (32mm diameter). Champagne dial with gold stick markers. Strap band with 18k yellow gold Rolex buckle. Pre-owned with original box and papers. Ca. 1...
Christian Lacroix Black Cocktail Dress
Christian Lacroix Black Cocktail Dress
Christian Lacroix
Christian Lacroix is wonderful even in an inky black palette. This piece is perfect for any party girl - the single shoulder neckline and the short but very full skirt make for a fabulo...
Boris Jean Lacroix Pair of Table Lamps, 1958

By Jean Boris Lacroix
Boris Jean Lacroix Pair of Table Lamps, 1958
Jean Boris Lacroix
Amazing and rare pair of table lamps model 316, designed 1958 for Luminalite by Boris Jean Lacroix. Acrylic, enameled steel and brass. Acquired from Jajan, Paris, circa 2000. Provenance...
Large Tiffany & Co Paloma Picasso Gold Amethyst Ri...
Tiffany & Co.
18k Gold, Amethyst
Tiffany & Co 18k gold ring by Paloma Picasso, featuring large oval amethyst gemstone. Ring size 10, ring top is 19mm x 22mm. Marked Paloma Picasso,Tiffany & Co,18k. Weight - 22.3 grams
Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso Rare Gem Peridot Gold Ring
Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso Rare Gem Peridot Gold...
Tiffany & Co.
18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Peridot
Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso rare gem peridot 18 karat yellow gold ring, peridot weighing 28.41cts, accompanied by GIA certified, ring size 6.5 with gold sizer balls, sizable, signed 19...
TOM FORD for YVES SAINT LAURENT BURGUNDY SILK SKIRT SUIT
TOM FORD for YVES SAINT LAURENT BURGUNDY SILK SKIR...
Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford
VES SAINT LAURENT SILK SKIRT SUIT Designed by Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Autumn/ Winter 2004 ready-to-wear collection. Highly collectible. 100% Silk French size 40, US...
Desk Designed by Gio Ponti, 1950

By Gio Ponti
Desk Designed by Gio Ponti, 1950
Gio Ponti
Wood
desk Gio Ponti designed for the University of Padova and also commissioned for use in 'Banca Del Lavoro' in Mantova. The desk was produced by 'Schirolli' in Mantova, Italy circa 1950. ...
Amazing Gold Charm Lot

Amazing Gold Charm Lot
Unknown
14k Gold, Yellow Gold
This amazing lot features a variety of six charms in 14k yellow gold. The charms feature several designs such as - American Airlines, cabin with pink stones, Mikoshi, fisherman, drum m...