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David Alhadeff

Founder, The Future Perfect

David Alhadeff is the founder and owner of The Future Perfect, a contemporary design boutique with outposts in both Manhattan and San Francisco. Alhadeff founded The Future Perfect in 2003 as a means of showcasing the innovative work of designers, craftsman and builders in and around New York City. Since then, the shop has evolved into a type of design salon, displaying a thought-provoking mix of special-edition original works by emerging designers alongside pieces by established contemporary designers like Philippe Malouin, Patricia Urquiola and Lindsey Adelman. We asked Alhadeff to bring his cutting-edge curatorial vision to 1stdibs, for what he terms "a glimpse of my personal aesthetic outside of The Future Perfect.”

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Brooke Shields Portrait
Brooke Shields Portrait
Henry Wolf
Color Print
Rare portrait of Brooke Shields. Vintage C-print (8 x 12 inches) taken by Henry Wolf, circa 1972 in a photo session for Clairol Corporation. The photograph was also published in “Vis...
40x40 Waste Round Table
By Piet Hein Eek
40x40 Waste Round Table
Piet Hein Eek
Scrap Wood, Brass
The 40x40 Waste Round Table is part of Piet Hein Eek's new 40x40 Collection, an extension of the Waste Collection which brings his quintessential vocabulary of recycled wood collage int...
Set of Six Carl Aubock Vienna Chrome-Plated Hangers
Set of Six Carl Aubock Vienna Chrome-Plated Hanger...
Carl Auböck
Set of 6 beautiful chrome-plated hangers, designed an executed by Carl Aubock, Vienna, in the 1970s. Very solid and stylish pieces in excellent condition. 16 1/2" wide. Price for the se...
Pierre Paulin Bird's-Eye Maple and Walnut Parquetry Writing Table
Pierre Paulin Bird's-Eye Maple and Walnut Parquetr...
Baker Furniture Company, Pierre Paulin
Birdseye Maple, Walnut
Exceedingly rare Pierre Paulin reception desk or writing table for Baker. Bird's-eye maple veneers inlaid with dark walnut in the signature motif for the Paulin collection. Very well-ma...
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.
Extraordinary Large and Rare Gino Sarfatti Chandel...
Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Brass
Very rare and large Gino Sarfatti chandelier. Produced by Arteluce. Forty reflectors (model 10), 40 lights, in white lacquered aluminum, with adjustable ball joint, mounted on tube in...
Nanna Ditzel Curved-Arm Sofa
Nanna Ditzel Curved-Arm Sofa
Nanna Ditzel
Oak, Velvet
An rare and elegant sofa with rounded corners in oak with a rich natural patina. Restored in a luxurious emerald green velvet from Holland & Sherry. A pair of sofa's are available. De...
Adrian Pearsall Cloud Sofa for Craft Associates Inc.
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Adrian Pearsall Cloud Sofa for Craft Associates In...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Velvet, Walnut
Designer: Adrian Pearsall. Manufacturer: Craft Associates. Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern. Specifications: Walnut, high grade foam, velvet. Condition: This Adrian Pearsall ...
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Muller Van Severen Marble Box
By Muller Van Severen
Muller Van Severen Marble Box
Muller Van Severen
Marble
Marble box by Belgian design duo Muller Van Severen. Case made out of five different marble sorts.
Percival Lafer Leather Sofa
Percival Lafer Leather Sofa
Percival Lafer
Percival Lafer Leather Sofa. Completely restored. New leather.
(A)Typical Windsor Form
(A)Typical Windsor Form
Christopher Kurtz
Pine, Ash, Oak, Paint
This sculpture by New York-based artist Christopher Kurtz is an inventive, technically exceptional work that exists completely within the merger between art and design. It is based loo...
Custom Cabinet by Paul Evans for Paul Evans Studio...
Paul Evans
Plastic, Stainless Steel
This custom asymmetrical cabinet features four storage compartments each with one rotating door and two fixed shelves.
"Pinkie" Floor Lamp by Wendell Castle, USA, 2009-2...
Wendell Castle
FL202 "Pinkie" floor lamp in custom pink auto body paint on gel-coated fiberglass-reinforced plastic with a single bulb. Series designed by Wendell Castle, 1969. Eight examples b...
Barry McGee Glass Bottle
Barry McGee Glass Bottle
Barry Mcgee
Painted Glass Bottle.
Pair of Harlequin Tables
Iron
Whimsical pair of vintage side tables marked 'errebi' consisting of four geometric cut shapes of powder coated plate aluminum in grey, green and blue with a shallow jardiniere. The d...
Carl Auböck Prototype Book Ends
Carl Auböck
Brass
Solid brass casts made as prototypes for book ends by the Aubock workshop. The shape was never used as book ends but revisited again a decade or so later and made into ashtrays. Very ra...
Brass Patina Caned Handle Bookends, Set of Two
Brass Patina Caned Handle Bookends, Set of Two
Carl Auböck
Brass, Cane
Carl Auböck, one of the best-known figures of Austrian modernism, created art out of everyday objects. Crafted from brass, Auböck's Handle Bookends adds a modernist's twist to any dis...
Carl Auböck Mid-Century Cube Nickel-Plated and Cast Iron Bookends, Austria
Carl Auböck Mid-Century Cube Nickel-Plated and Cas...
Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Auböck
Iron, Nickel
Beautiful pair of Austrian modernist bookends, designed and executed in the 1960s by Carl Aubock, Vienna. Very solid, made of nickel-plated cast-iron. In good condition with nice patina...
Danish Modern Wingback Lounge Armchair in the Style of Flemming Lassen
Danish Modern Wingback Lounge Armchair in the Styl...
Flemming Lassen
Sheepskin
A circa 1950s Danish modern lounge armchair, in the style of Flemming Lassen. With extravagant wingback, upholstered in sheepskin, with button detail on the backrest. Excellent vintage ...
Piet Hein Eek 40x40 White Waste Armchair Upholster...
Piet Hein Eek
Scrap Wood
The 40x40 Waste Armchair is part of Piet Hein Eek's new 40x40 Collection, an extension of the Waste Collection which brings his quintessential vocabulary of recycled wood collage into n...
Viggo Boesen Easy Chair
Viggo Boesen Easy Chair
Viggo Boesen
Oak
A sculptural and expressive armchair attributed to Viggo Boesen. Exposed curved arms and legs of stained oak, seat and back upholstered with Mongolian sheep skin. Manufactured by...
240 Canteen Table in Scrapwood, Dark Colors
240 Canteen Table in Scrapwood, Dark Colors
Piet Hein Eek
Scrap Wood
The design for Piet Hein Eek's Canteen table was inspired by the leftover pieces of wood from the production of another table design. The textured surface of that table inspired similar...
A Unique Welded Copper Vessel by Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia
Bertoia created a number of large scale fountain commissions, each formed by welding of successive copper tubes into an overall organic sculptural work. The present example was created ...
'Cinétisme I ‘Gold' Wall Cabinet by Charles Kalpakian
Customizable
'Cinétisme I ‘Gold' Wall Cabinet by Charles Kalpak...
Charles Kalpakian
Wood
‘Cinétisme I (Gold)’ is a hypnotic piece in lacquered wood that literally reinvents the concept of cabinet and bookshelf. Unexpected and immediately eye-catching in the true sense of th...
Emerald and Green ‘Luciferase', Light-Producing Cr...
Nacho Carbonell
Epoxy Resin, Silicone, Steel
This emerald and greyish green ‘Luciferase’ is a handmade light-producing sculpture and creature. It is part of ‘Luciferase,’ a collection at the boundaries of Art and Design, and Nacho...
Exceptional Dining Table No. PE411 by Paul Evans
Exceptional Dining Table No. PE411 by Paul Evans
Directional, Paul Evans
Dining table model no. PE411 with 2 leaves, top in tessellated olive burl and bases in tessellated chrome, by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, American, 1970s (signed "An Original ...
Vladimir Kagan Sculptural Lounge Chair
Vladimir Kagan Sculptural Lounge Chair
Vladimir Kagan
Upholstery, Walnut
Rare lounge chair by Vladimir Kagan for Grosfeld House Furniture. Sculptural walnut frame. Newly upholstered. Shown on pg. 124 of Vladimir Kagan's book: The Complete Kagan, A Lifet...
Tip of the Tongue Table Light in Polished Brass
Tip of the Tongue Table Light in Polished Brass
Michael Anastassiades
Brass
The Tip of the Tongue light, a finely crafted table fixture from Michael Anastassiades, is made with mouth-blown opaline glass, which is formed into a sphere, and placed atop a polished...
David N. Ebner Vintage iconic "Scallion Coat Rack...
David N. Ebner
Ash
David N. Ebner's,Vintage Iconic Scallion Coat Rack. Carved, turned, bleached and painted ash wood sculptural. Please see the newly published book "David Ebner: Studio Furniture" by ...
Pondicherry Table by Jasper Morrison
Pondicherry Table by Jasper Morrison
Jasper Morrison
Pondicherry table in Nero Marquina marble by Jasper Morrison for Marsotto edizioni.
Willow Sculpture by Harry Bertoia
Stainless Steel
An incredible "Willow" sculpture by Harry Bertoia ca. 1970's. A heavy stainless steel base and pole support a spray of hundreds of delicate stainless wires, arcing from the center creat...
Pair of Highly Decorative Ladder Back Chairs by Paolo Buffa
Pair of Highly Decorative Ladder Back Chairs by Pa...
Paolo Buffa, Marelli & Colico
Chenille, Mahogany
After graduating from the Politecnico in his native Milan, Paolo Buffa (1903-1970) worked at the office of Gio Ponti for some time. Before long he embarked on a solo career. During the ...
Jean Prouvé Red Daybed, circa 1935
Jean Prouvé Red Daybed, circa 1935
Jean Prouvé
Metal
Jean Prouvé red daybed, circa 1935. Metal. Provenance: Sanatorium Martel de Janville au Plateau d'Assy. Haute Savoie, France.
Niels Hvass Newspaper Chair and Ottoman
Niels Hvass
Niels Hvass Newspaper Chair and Ottoman, 2006
Two-Tier Meissen Porcelain Chandelier with Birds a...
Meissen Porcelain
Porcelain
Exquisite two-tier nine-light Meissen Porcelain chandelier with birds and flower decorations. Stock number: L169.
Vintage "Rio" chaise longue by Oscar Niemeyer
Vintage "Rio" chaise longue by Oscar Niemeyer
Oscar Niemeyer
Bentwood, Cane, Leather
A beautiful example of Oscar Niemeyer's iconic design: all original vintage chaise longue in bentwood and caning with a counter balanced leather headrest with weights on the tips for ea...
Gridlock Series Model 7440 Pendant Light
Gridlock Series Model 7440 Pendant Light
Philippe Malouin
Brass
Raw and unpretentious, Gridlock is a series of lamps in the style of the Brutalist movement. Gridlock feels industrial in its straightforward, platonic forms and the repetitive efficien...
Large Cloud Light by Remo Saraceni
Large Cloud Light by Remo Saraceni
Remo Saraceni
Acrylic
Charmingly bulbous acrylic cloud form over fluorescent fixture with original colored gels.
Carlo Mollino Chair and Matching Stool
Carlo Mollino Chair and Matching Stool
Carlo Mollino
Brass, Steel, Walnut
Carlo Mollino chair and matching stool.
Crumb Brush & Dustpan by Laurids Lonborg
Plastic, Rosewood
A dustpan with a rosewood brush with inlays resembling a fish.
Josef Hoffmann's "Egg" Rocking Chair
Josef Hoffmann's "Egg" Rocking Chair
Antonio Volpe, Josef Hoffmann
Wood
Josef Hoffmann's "Egg" rocking chair Illustrated: Klassiker des Modernen Möbeldesign, Dorothee Müller (Munich: Keysersche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1980), p. 112; Mackintosh to Mollino: f...
White painted alulinium Floor Lamp
Carlo Mollino
Aluminum
Has been rewired
Axel-Einar Hjorth Lovö Chairs Produced by Nordisk...
Axel Einar Hjorth
Metal, Pine
A pair of "Lovö" armchairs by Axel Einar Hjorth for Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden, 1930s. Solid, oiled pine with black iron rivets. Seat cushions available upon request.
Carl Aubock Early Rare Drinks Trolley
Carl Auböck
Steel, Plywood, Wicker
An early wonderful early drinks by the Viennese designer Carl Aubock. Beautifully constructed handwoven wicker shelves with painted steel frame. The plywood wheels and how the attached...
Pair of Fractal Resin Floor Lamps by Marie-Claude ...
Marie-Claude de Fouquieres
Steel, Resin
Pair of 1970s French floor lamps by Marie-Claude de Fouquieres. The lamps feature oval shades and brushed steel bases, and are distinguished by Fouquieres' signature Fractal resin, whic...
Prospero Rasulo Unique "Trash Furniture" Dresser, Italy, 1994
Prospero Rasulo Unique "Trash Furniture" Dresser, ...
Prospero Rasulo
Rubber, Wood
Painted pre-existing wooden dresser, rubber, with plastic sticker "Rasulo." Prospero Rasulo attended the school of Fine Arts of Brera. Artist and designer, since 1980 he has been engag...
‘Crystal Sun-Square’ Two Exquisite Square, Jewelry...
Taher Chemirik
Brass, Rock Crystal
Sensual, refined and dramatic, the ‘Crystal Sun-Square’ tables are unique, ultrachic designs by Taher Chemirik. They feature a polished brass structure with tubular brass legs and table...
Rare Hans Wegner Hammock Chaise Longue for Getama
Hans J. Wegner
Brass
A rare Hans J. Wegner Hammock chaise longue. Beautiful patinated oak frame and original halyard with copper details. Designed by Hans J. Wegner, 1967 for Getama. Dimensions: Heig...
Rolex Yellow Gold Day-Date Wristwatch with Orange ...
Rolex
18k Gold, Yellow Gold
This is a Rolex 18k yellow gold Day-Date President wristwatch, Ref. 1803, with an original orange Stella Dial. The Stella dials are extremely rare and collectible because Rolex did not...
Rolex Stainless Steel Explorer II Ref 1655 aka Ste...
Rolex
Stainless Steel
This is a great example of a Rolex Explorer II from 1970's. It has the original factory bezel and a beautiful original dial with pleasing luminous markers. This watch has been nicknamed...
Rolex President Day-Date Factory Diamond Men's Yel...
Rolex
18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Diamond
Automatic winding, 31 jewels, double Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel (36mm diameter). Genuine Rolex Vignette diamond dial. 18k yellow gold hidden-clas...