Palm Springs–based interior designer Christopher Kennedy synthesizes big-city style with relaxed resort living to create spaces that are layered, livable and inviting. Kennedy launched his eponymous firm in 2003, later adding a luxury furnishings line in 2010. Architectural Digest, Dwell, Elle Decor and the Los Angeles Times have all featured his work. An embodiment of jet-set modern luxury and vibrant California glamour, the annual designer show house Kennedy organizes for Palm Springs Modernism Week (February 12 to 22) is a perennial highlight of the event. In anticipation of this year’s house — which opens on February 14 — we asked the designer to shop 1stdibs for a collection of items inspired by the retro-glam property. More
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Vibrant Abstract Painting by Harry Day
A vibrant and extremely well done abstract painting by the noted artist Harry Day. It is on heavy Masonite and the frame is new. It is signed lower right.
Geneviève Dangles & Christian Defrance Armchair 44...
Christian Defrance and Geneviève Dangles, Burov
Metal, Fabric, Fiberglass, Foam, Wood
Armchair reference 44 "Saturne" by Geneviève Dangles & Christian Defrance, edition Burov, 1957.
Duyan Rattan Lounge Chairs by John Risley
Designer: John Risley. Manufacturer: Unknown. Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Iron, Rattan. Condition: These Duyan Rattan lounge chairs by John Risley are in excelle...
Stilnovo Chandelier, Ten Lights, Italy, circa 1950...
Metal, Brass, Murano Glass
Rare chandelier by Stilnovo, Italy, ten lights, Murano glass discs, brass ring, black lacquered metal suspension, brass canopy, white lacquered light sleeves, circa 1950. Each glass dis...
Dino Martens for Aureliano Toso, Murano Italian Ar...
Aureliano Toso, Dino Martens
Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Ribbon
FREE Shipping Worldwide! See details below description. Gorgeous and elegant Murano black and white filigrana ribbons vase and bowl set. Documented and published as Italian designer ...
Giulia MANGANI Ceramic Figure of a Monkey
An graceful and exceptional, painted ceramic, life-size figure of a monkey by 20th century Italian artist, Giulia Mangani, featuring precise and exquisite detailing in gilt and black. ...
Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Renowned for it's beautiful design and incredible comfort, the Papa Bear chair has become an icon of 20th century Danish design. This exceptional example of Wegner's masterpiece is in a...
A Midcentury Pair of White Murano Glass Striped Ta...
A vintage pair of white and dark greenish gray striped Murano table lamps with glass shades and brass base. These lamps take one Edison base bulb. Switch is located on the electrical ...
Italian Coffee Table
Metal, Brass, Onyx
Black painted metal, brass and onyx top coffee table.
Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
Designer: Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels. Manufacturer: C. Jeré. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specification: Metal. Condition: This Curtis Jere wall sculpture is in go...
Unusual 1940s Wingback Chair by Frits Henningsen
Goatskin, Leather, Mahogany
A large, elegant and sculptural 1940s wingback chair with sweeping arms and curved headrests. Frame of Cuban mahogany. Upholstered in Nigerian goatskin.
Large 1970s Abstract Expressionist Painting by Law...
5' x 6' acrylic on canvas bi-panel diptych. The top panel is light gray background, with darker gray, purple and blue designs. The lower panel is a taupe background, with curved designs...
Stunning Pair of Mid-Century Brass Ball Lamps by S...
Beautiful pair of graduated brass ball pagoda lamps by Stiffel. Restored and rewired with new gold silk cords. Height noted is to top of finial. The price listed is for the pair. Optio...
A Brutalist Mixed Metal Sculpture on a Wooden Base...
A Brutalist torch cut mixed metal sculpture on a wooden pedestal base by Silas Seandel. The artist's name appears on a plaque mounted on the wooden pedestal. Good vintage condition wi...
Curved Floating Sofa on Sculptured Walnut Legs by ...
Rare 1765C curved floating sofa on sculptured walnut legs by Vladimir Kagan, in all original and very good condition.
Pair of Wall Lamps
A pair of wall sconces in brass and smoked plexiglass.
An American Modern Brass Wall Sculpture, Curtis Je...
interlocking brass squares and rectangles on a brass grid- signed jere
Heavy Parsons Style Coffee Table by Karl Springer
"Heavy Parsons Style Coffee Table" covered in two-tone embossed lizard leather with brass inlays by Karl Springer, American 1980s
Paul Evans Cityscape Burl Wood and Chrome Dining T...
Cityscape base designed and signed by Paul Evans. Manufactured by Directional furniture, USA, circa 1970. Patchwork of polished steel and burl wood. It can be used as a base for a din...
Charles Hollis Jones Lucite Rocker Chair
Charles Hollis Jones
Rocking chair, designed by Charles Hollis Jones, upholstered in an orange velvet fabric with a sculptural Lucite base. The chair is a beautiful example of the talent and vision for des...
Two-Arm Rotating Sconce by Serge Mouille
Two arm rotating wall sconce in original condition. Rare patinated shade interiors.
‘Pathway Mix’ Set of Six Coffee or Side Tables by ...
Taher Chemirik’s ‘Pathway Mix’ combines sculpted brass and rare natural hard stones: sardonyx, pinolite, eclogite. Each of the six tables included in this unique set is hand-made and di...
Brass Coffee Table
Free shape coffee table, totally covered with polished brass, set of a maximum of eight signed and numbered pieces.
Gilbert Waltrous Floor Lamp
This design was one of the ten winners in the 1951 museum of modern arts' low cost lighting competition. This example is in beautiful original condition and paint.
Japanese Lacquered 1950s Coffee Table
A stunning Japanese Mid-Century coffee table with a Minimalist design. The top is wood finished in the Japanese Negoro lacquer technique. Negoro is a century old technique in which many...
Abstract Steel Sculpture by Christopher Georgesco,...
Using angles, geometry and negative space, Georgesco created this Minimalist sculpture in the thriving art community of Venice, CA. He also was inspired by his father, famed Romanian a...
Marco Croce Abstract Painting
Plaster and acrylic on wood, natural brass frame.
Chrome Spiral Chandelier by Reggiani
Thirty-arm spiral chandelier made of chrome-plated brass.
Salvador Dali Leda Chair
The Leda armchair was designed by Salvador Dali in the years 1935-1937 whilst he was working in collaboration with the French furniture designer Jean Michel Frank. The chair itself is m...
Six Floral Tapestries by Erminio Lozzi for MV Worl...
Born in 1929, Erminio Lozzi is a noted painter, tapestry maker, interior designer and animator. He might be best known in the art world for creating dino the dinosaur for the Flintstone...
Desk by Poul Nørreklit for Georg Petersen Furnitur...
Aluminum, Lucite, Oak, Rosewood
Desk by Poul Nørreklit for Georg Petersen Furniture. Rosewood, Lucite, drawers in oak with aluminum fronts. Extension blocks included, see photo. Nice condition, minimal wear.
Wall Lights, "Hublot" by Charles Ramos Edited by L...
Pair of wall lamps called Hublot (meaning porthole) designed by Charles Ramos and edited by Luminalite, circa 1950s. They are no longer produced. Black lacquered metal and white opal...
Marcello Nizzoli "Lettera 22" Typewriter
“Lettera 22″ portable typewriter with original carry case. Producer: Olivetti.
Round Table in White Marble by Angelo Mangiarotti
Round dining/center table in white marble with three mortised legs by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper, the Eros Collection, Italy 1970's
Monumental Alvaro Herrán Abstract Painting
Beautiful original oil painting by Colombian artist Alvaro Herrán. Large painting is a beautiful abstract filled with bold color. Frame is a nice silver tone. Provenance from DuBose G...
Cleopatra Chaise Lounge by Geoffrey Harcourt for A...
Steel, Upholstery, Rubber
Signed with decal manufacturer's label to underside : [Artifort Made in Netherlands].
Mastercraft Lacquer Brass Console
Double-sided modern black lacquered console with brass trim around top and brass inlay detail in sides, attributed to Mastercraft.
Mobile Giallo Chest of Drawer by Ettore Sottsass f...
"Mobile Giallo" lacquered oak and briar chest of drawers by Ettore Sottsass for Design Gallery Milano, Italy, limited production from Sottsass' Bharata collection dedicated to the craft...
Early and Rare Osvaldo Borsani Cocktail Table
This early Osvaldo Borsani cocktail table is pictured in Il Mobile Italiano degli anni '40 e '50. Guttry Y Maino, Page 110.
Lumen Italian 1950s Light Fixture with Circular De...
Lumen Italian 1950's Light Fixture
Tiffany Ribbon Bowl, Large Version, Midcentury Ste...
Tiffany & Co.
Midcentury sterling silver centerpiece bowl. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Shallow bowl mounted to scrolled and open ribbon support. The bowl is plain, though the support is reflec...
1970s Modernist Handcrafted Patinated Iron and Cop...
A 1970s modernist handcrafted patinated iron and copper fire screen.
Unique Steel Base and Marble-Top Coffee Table
Steel, Marble, Walnut
Unique steel base and marble-top coffee table. Table has a solid walnut trim. Marble in great condition. Marble is attached.
19th Century Chinese Long Altar Table with Square ...
A 19th century Chinese lacquered walnut altar table with square spandrels, square legs and simple carved beading.
Stilnovo Table or Desk Lamp
Table or desk lamp, white acrylic shade and chrome.
Mid-Century Brazilian End Tables
Light and handsome cantilevered design. Solid rosewood frames with rich, highly figured grain. Presentable from every angle. By Ambiente, with partial paper label as shown.
Bruno ROMEDA Circular Bronze Sculpture
"Circle" - A patinated bronze sculpture, signed and dated 96. Provenance: Private collection France. Literature: Bruno Romeda - L'Oeuvre - page 23, Bruno Romeda - Sculture e Installa...
Acrylic and Nickel "Waterfall" Line Cocktail Table...
Charles Hollis Jones
This spectacular cocktail table is from the "Waterfall" line circa 1960s and is designed by Charles Hollis Jones. It consists of thick acrylic rounded sculptural legs and a thick acry...