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Cynthia Rowley

Fashion Designer

NYC-based designer Cynthia Rowley has garnered legions of fans who appreciate her witty take on women’s fashion and colorful, versatile pieces. Named a CFDA Designer of the Year, Rowley continues to innovate with a global brand that has grown to include fitness, eyewear, and handbag collections. A passionate art collector, Rowley has collaborated on projects with Richard Phillips, Rachel Feinstein and Will Cotton, and, together with her husband Bill Powers, founded the art-retail site Exhibition A. Having shared her style wisdom on the likes of Project Runway, The Late Show With David Letterman and the Today show, this week she brings her expertise to 1stdibs, selecting her favorite picks and offering her Top 10 Design Commandments on our blog, The Study.

Top Picks

Discover Cynthia Rowley's favorite pieces
William T. Georgis, "Whalebone Marquise", Armchair, USA, 2014

By William T. Georgis
William T. Georgis, "Whalebone Marquise", Armchair...
William T. Georgis
Velvet
"Whalebone" Contemporary armchair by William T. Georgis in velvet with polished lacquered bronze supports Edition of 20 May be made to order in COM fabric, with supports in a ...
Right Angle Chair by Russell Buchanan

By Russell Buchanan
Right Angle Chair by Russell Buchanan
Russell Buchanan
Small chair made of corrugated cardboard and marble emulsion. Small production series, studio handmade to order. Made by architect Russell Buchanan.
Extraordinary Carpet In Hand-knotted Wool By Annie...
Annie Frykholm
Wool
Annie Frykholm (1872-1955) was a leading figure among 20th-century Swedish weavers, receiving accolades for her submissions for the Paris Exposition of 1925 and the subsequent exhibit o...
A Brutalist Bronze Sculpture/Stool

A Brutalist Bronze Sculpture/Stool
Bronze
Organic bronze sculpture that can be used as a floor sculpture or stool. Also good for a table top.
Marc Bankowsky, "Pieds de Bouc", Stool, France, 2010

By Marc Bankowsky
Marc Bankowsky, "Pieds de Bouc", Stool, France, 20...
Marc Bankowsky
Bronze, Upholstery
"Pieds de bouc" Stool by Marc Bankowsky with patinated bronze legs and Mongolian lamb upholstery.
Wonderful Set 7 English 19th Century Coloured Glas...
A wonderful collection of seven beautifully coloured glass pharmaceutical jars, English c.1800 to 1850. Each with a gilt panel baring the name of the individual tincture, and four with ...
McCollin Bryan Tinted Lens Table

By McCollin Bryan
McCollin Bryan Tinted Lens Table
McCollin Bryan
Lens table with amethyst tinted resin top backed by acrylic mirror on brass base.
Turkish Angora Oushak Rug Tulu Stripes

Turkish Angora Oushak Rug Tulu Stripes
Angora
Exquisit turkish Angora wool Tulu rug. Perfect condition and lusterous shiny wool. Very heavy Quality, pile lenght about 3 inches.
Small Coffee Table by Danny Lane

By Danny Lane
Small Coffee Table by Danny Lane
Danny Lane
A small Coffee Table by Danny Lane. The top of fractured glass above three fractured glass supports. Signed and numbered 2830. Modern England 66cms w x 61cms d x 55cms h
Mid-Century Set of Six Gold Foil High Ball Glasses...
A fine set of six 1960s oval-cut high ball glasses in excellent condition.
Chic 1970s, Italian Murano Art Glass Decanter
Chic 1970s, Italian Murano Art Glass Decanter
Luigi Onesto
Chic 1970s, Murano art glass perfume decanter, attributed to Luigi Onesto. Wonderful triple Sommerso technique in the body of the decanter and the stopper. Beautiful coloration in wine ...
Sandra Davolio Vessel

By Sandra Davolio
Sandra Davolio Vessel
Sandra Davolio
Porcelain
Artist’s initials to underside. Sandra Davolio is an award winning ceramist and her work is in the collections of several international museums.
"Red Wall Loop" by Merete Rasmussen

By Merete Rasmussen
"Red Wall Loop" by Merete Rasmussen
Merete Rasmussen
Ceramic, Stoneware
Merete Rasmussen is an award winning ceramic artist and her work is represented in several international museums.
Brutalist  Torch-Cut Brass Wall Sconce by Tom Greene for Feldman

By Tom Greene, Feldman Lighting Co.
Brutalist Torch-Cut Brass Wall Sconce by Tom Gree...
Tom Greene, Feldman Lighting Co.
Brass, Steel
1970's Hammered Brass Brutalist Wall Sconce. The sconce features back lite panels and two-tier construction by Tom Greene for the Feldman lighting company. Torch-Cut Brutalist Pendant ...
18k Gold & Black Enamel Cartier Pocket Lighter

By Cartier
18k Gold & Black Enamel Cartier Pocket Lighter
Cartier
18k gold plate and black enamel Cartier lighter featuring a rectangular body with beautiful black enamel inlay with gold border. Interlocking "C" Cartier logo along on the front. St...
Pair of Blowball Crystal Sconces in the Manner of Emil Stejnar, Rubert Nikoll
Pair of Blowball Crystal Sconces in the Manner of ...
Emil Stejnar
Gold, Brass, Crystal
A pair of wall lamps, exclusive 24-carat gold-plated model. This wall lights are big and have 6 sockets each. Produced in Vienna in the 1970s, in the manner of Emil Stejnar. Very beaut...
Comme Des Garcons Wool Stripe Top

Comme Des Garcons Wool Stripe Top
Comme des Garçons
Peggy Moffet for Comme Des Garcons wool long sleeve top with multi-colored stripe top.
Salt and Pepper Shakers by Ward Bennett

By Ward Bennett
Salt and Pepper Shakers by Ward Bennett
Ward Bennett
Cast signature to underside of each example: [Ward Bennett].
Amazing Set of Sascha Brastoff Dinnerware
Porcelain, Luster
Here is a beautiful set of Sascha Brastoff dinnerware in the Surf Ballet series in pink. The lustreware glaze is unique to each piece and has pink gold and white striations. The set mak...
Brutal Planter By Paul Evans

By Directional, Paul Evans
Brutal Planter By Paul Evans
Directional, Paul Evans
Brutal planter by Paul Evans.
Gucci Backgammon Sets

Gucci Backgammon Sets
Gucci
Leather
Beautiful, colored leather and Bakelite pieces. Slick and fun. A great gift idea for the backgammon player in your life.
Lucite, Brass and Glass Bar/Tea Cart

Lucite, Brass and Glass Bar/Tea Cart
Glass
A stunning lucite and glass designer bar/tea cart with brass accents on quality casters
Vintage Belgian Bicycle with Fender Skirt

Vintage Belgian Bicycle with Fender Skirt
Metal, Leather, Rubber
Tres Chic! Vintage Belgian bicycle which needs a serious tune-up but is currently a fabulous object. Has a headlight that in not operating currently and a very unique looking rear fend...
'Tells-U-How' Style Art Deco Cocktail Shaker
'Tells-U-How' Style Art Deco Cocktail Shaker
Metal
An unusual cocktail shaker in the style of the iconic Asprey "Tells-U-How" with a silver-plated sleeve which can be rotated to display the gilded inner body with stamped recipes includi...
Set of Six Kosta Boda Glass Paper Weights

By Kosta Boda
Set of Six Kosta Boda Glass Paper Weights
Kosta Boda
Blown Glass, Glass
A Kosta Boda Glass 6 Figurine Set of a family from the 1970's. Designed by Ann and Goran Warff. Aunt Fiddle;1983 Uncle Bill; 1977 Fredsarett; 1984 Lisa; 1972 Lars; 1972 The famil...
Jean Vendome Diamond Gold Bracelet

Jean Vendome Diamond Gold Bracelet
Jean Vendome
18k Gold, Diamond
A Chic bracelet by Parisian designer Jean Vendome. The 1"wide 18k yellow gold Bracelet made up of six abstract free form hinged panels with approximately 3.5cts of mixed cut white diam...
Patchwork Coffee Table by Paul Evans

By Paul Evans
Patchwork Coffee Table by Paul Evans
Paul Evans
Mixed Metal
A well executed and designed table by Paul Evans. The table is comprised of hammered sheets of mixed metal, copper, tin, steel. The metals are burnished and scratched revealing surface ...
Bartolozzi & C. Sterling Silver Cup

By Bartolozzi & C.
Bartolozzi & C. Sterling Silver Cup
Bartolozzi & C.
This one of a kind hand made sterling silver cup was sculptured by Maestro Bartolozzi of Florence, Italy. Signed with Marker's mark to base.
Pair of Paul Evans Cityscape Hexagonal Chairs
Pair of Paul Evans Cityscape Hexagonal Chairs
Paul Evans
Paul Evans Cityscape Hexagonal Club Chairs for Directional Furniture Co. Set of 5 available. It would be extraordinary to find a pair but to have FIVE is surely unprecedented. The...
Brutalist Mid-Century Metallic Tray in The Manner of Paul Evans
Brutalist Mid-Century Metallic Tray in The Manner ...
Paul Evans, Don Drumm
This very sophisticated tray features an abstract Brutalist geometric design.It is made of patined aluminum and is signed Don Drumm on the back.