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Joy Venturini Bianchi

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San Francisco–based fashion fixture Joy Bianchi is known for her bold sense of style — she's rarely seen without her signature black-rimmed eyeglasses — and dedication to the developmentally disabled. Volunteering for the San Francisco-based charity Helper's since its inception in 1953, Bianchi founded Helper’s House of Couture, in 2008, with all proceeds benefitting the cause. Named one of the 10 best fashion stores by Vogue in 2010, this showroom boutique houses high-end designer garments donated by stylish individuals and celebrities from around the world. In addition to founding Helpers House of Couture, Bianchi has during her 62-years with the charity, opened three residential homes for the developmentally disabled and a workshop in San Franciso's Ghirardelli Square. In celebration of her commitment, a retrospective will be held honoring Bianchi and her personal collection of timeless, museum-quality garments — including pieces by Alaia, Balenciagia, Dior and Valentino — which she has promised to bequeath to Helpers at the end of her life. Scroll to shop a collection of Joy's favorite finds, including a number of vintage garments from her storefront on 1stdibs.
Dimensions: H 35 in. W 20 in. D 29 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum
Untitled
Dimensions: H 25.4 in. W 25.4 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Medium: Screen Print
Dimensions: H 20.5 in. W 11 in. D 5.5 in.
Dealer Location: Houston, TX
Rare Ingo Maurer "Uchiwa" Wall Sconce
Dimensions: H 39 in. W 36 in. D 7 in.
Dealer Location: Miami, FL - New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Paper
Dimensions: H 22.25 in. Dm 10.5 in.
Dealer Location: Phoenix, AZ
Dimensions: H 5.51 in. W 6 ft. 2.8 in. D 27.95 in.
Dealer Location: Nice, FR
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Wood
Pair of Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Side Tables, Syrian
Dimensions: H 20 in. W 14.75 in. D 14.75 in.
Dealer Location: Montecito, CA
English Art Deco Shagreen Photograph Frame
Dimensions: H 6.25 in. W 4.75 in. D 1 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Shagreen
Dimensions: H 35.5 in. W 30 in. D 23 in.
Dealer Location: Hudson, NY
A Large-Scaled French Art Deco Mahogany Circular  Cocktail Table
Dimensions: H 22.25 in. Dm 39.25 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Klini Chaise by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Saridis
Dimensions: H 33.5 in. W 25.75 in. D 4 ft. 10 in.
Dealer Location: Providence, RI
Materials & Techniques: Leather, Walnut
Blonde Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy
Dimensions: H 4.75 in. W 7.5 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: Northampton, GB
Materials & Techniques: Tortoise Shell, Ivory
Size: 38 & 38.5 US
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Dimensions: H 26.25 in. W 24 in. D 22 in.
Dealer Location: Washington, DC
Dimensions: H 24 in. W 6 ft. D 40 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Leather, Stainless Steel, Walnut
Syrian Mother of Pearl Inlay Chest of Drawers
Dimensions: H 35 in. W 45 in. D 22 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Bone, Mother-of-Pearl
Alaia
Size: Small NA
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions: H 29.5 in. Dm 20.5 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Dimensions: H 22.5 in. W 29.5 in. D 23.5 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Dimensions: W 0.5 in.
Dealer Location: Aspen, CO
Metal: 14k Gold
Signed John Dickinson Table
Dimensions: H 24 in. W 27 in. D 27 in.
Dealer Location: Nashville, TN
Materials & Techniques: Brass
Dimensions: H 2.25 in. W 8 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Dimensions: H 7.87 in. W 15.75 in. D 4.72 in.
Dealer Location: Brussels, BE
Materials & Techniques: Brass
Dimensions: H 21 in. W 25 in. D 15.5 in.
Dealer Location: West Hollywood, CA
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Naugahyde
John Dickenson Plaster Table
Dimensions: H 23.5 in. W 31 in. D 21.5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Plaster
Size: 36 XS EU
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Pair of Slipper Chairs by Billy Baldwin, American, 1950s
Dimensions: H 28 in. W 17 in. D 28 in.
Dealer Location: Hoboken, NJ
Materials & Techniques: Upholstery
T. Ford & W. Sofield Prototype Settee
Dimensions: H 27 in. W 5 ft. 1 in. D 32 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: PVC, Stainless Steel
Dimensions: H 18 in. W 17 in. D 22 in.
Dealer Location: Elmwood Park, NJ
Cartier Toi et Moi Ring
Dimensions: H 1.06 in. W 1.06 in.
Dealer Location: Idar-Oberstein, DE
Metal: 18k Gold
Dimensions: H 14 in. W 15 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Upholstered Slipper Chair by Billy Baldwin
Dimensions: H 31.5 in. W 31 in. D 29 in.
Dealer Location: Hoboken, NJ
Materials & Techniques: Upholstery
Dimensions: H 31.25 in. W 26.5 in. D 26 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA