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Nestor Santa-Cruz

Interior Designer

Cuban-born designer Nestor Santa-Cruz is known for a style that is modern and restrained, yet classic. After leaving Cuba at a young age, he was raised in Central and South America where his passion for design blossomed, eventually studying architecture under Frank Lloyd Wright's disciple E. Fay Jones. Balancing time between his role as a design director at the international architecture and design firm Gensler and creating sophisticated residential interiors through his eponymous design studio, Santa-Cruz draws inspiration from both classical and contemporary references. From a Pierre Jeanneret daybed to a Diego Giacometti rug, scroll to see a selection of his favorite items on 1stdibs. Read more about the designer in Introspective.

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Cedric Hartman Side Table

Cedric Hartman Side Table

By Cedric Hartman
Cedric Hartman Side Table
Cedric Hartman
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Marble, Brass
Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne Rhino Screen

Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne Rhino Screen

By Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne
Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne Rhino Screen
Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers
Line Vautrin Mirror "Soleil Torsade," France circa 1958
Line Vautrin Mirror "Soleil Torsade," France ci...
Line Vautrin
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Resin, Talosel, Art Glass
Italian Fifties Single Bed
Italian Fifties Single Bed
Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Ignazio Gardella
Vintage 1950s Italian Beds and Bed Frames
Brass, Metal
Antique Chinese Rug
20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs
Pierre Le-Tan Trompe l'Oeil Dummy Board
21st Century and Contemporary French Sculptures
"Jean-Michel Frank" Book
Vintage 1980s Books
Alexander Noll Style Carved Oak Abstract Sculpture
Vintage 1920s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
"I find that 1stdibs is the most unique and creative site — I can source the world's chicest objects."
Dismountable Daybed by Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Minimalist Beds and Bed Frames
Pair of Five-Tiered Étagères
20th Century American Shelves
Lee Radziwill, Blue Cape in Brocade Room
Mark Shaw
20th Century Color Photography
Rag Paper
O/3501 Eileen Gray desk lamp
Eileen Gray
Early 20th Century American Industrial Table Lamps
Chanel Byzantine Cross Brooch-Pendant
1980s Brooches

Pair of Armchairs by Pierre JEANNERET (1896-1967)

By Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand Cassina
Pair of Armchairs by Pierre JEANNERET (1896-1967)
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand Cassina
Vintage 1950s Indian Chairs
Arenzano Table Lamp by Ignazio Gardella
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Opaline Glass
A White Carrera Marble Torso
Antique 19th Century French Statues
Halston Fashion Illustration by Joe Eula with F...
1970s Decorative Objects
Sterling and Enamel Hinge Bracelet
1970s More Bracelets
Sterling Silver

Vladimir Kagan Swan Sofa

By Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc.
Vladimir Kagan Swan Sofa
Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc., Vladimir Kagan
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Set of Four Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs
Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs
Paint, Upholstery, Wood
Antique Russian 1 Carat Diamond Gold Men's Ring
2nd Jeweller Artel
Early 20th Century Russian Empire Solitaire Rings
T.H Robjohn-Gibbbings for Widdicomb Sofa
Vintage 1960s American Sofas
Walnut Orgins Headboard by George Nakashima
George Nakashima, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Vintage 1950s American American Craftsman Beds and Bed Frames
Hermes Rust Cashmere/Wool Plaid
Hermès, Unknown
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Scarves
Cartier Rare Limited Edition "Crash" Watch 1991
1990s Modernist Wrist Watches
18k Gold
1960s Hermes Belt Collection Gold Money Clip
Vintage 1960s Contemporary More Jewelry
18k Gold
Louis XVI Style Sofa Modeled after Marie Antoin...
Vintage 1930s French Louis XVI Loveseats
Wood, Upholstery, Velvet
Important Monumental Bronze Sculpture by Valeri...
Vintage 1970s American Sculptures
Charles Pfister Sconces
Charles Pfister
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Rare Bulgari Ancient Coin Ruby Gold Belt Buckle
20th Century More Jewelry
Ruby, 18k Gold
Pair of Camouflage Gilt Chairs by James Mont
James Mont
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Early 20th Century Copper 'Mbole' Currency on I...
Early 20th Century Congolese Mounted Objects
Pair of Step Tables by T. H. Robsjohn--Gibbings...
Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Book of Line Vautrin - Poesie in Metall
Line Vautrin
20th Century More Jewelry
Cartier Coral Gold Love "Target" Brooch
Vintage 1950s Brooches
Coral, Diamond, 14k Gold
Mid-Century Italian Wall Sconces by Stilnovo
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Hermes Eye Desk Magnifying Glass in the Origina...
Vintage 1960s Desk Accessories
Gilt Metal
Chinese Ceramic Vase
Early 20th Century Chinese Ceramics
Modernist Ecuadorian Rug by Olga Fisch from the...
Olga Fisch
Mid-20th Century Ecuadorean Mid-Century Modern North and South American ...

2010 Console by Juan and Paloma Garrido

By Juan and Paloma Garrido
2010 Console by Juan and Paloma Garrido
Juan and Paloma Garrido
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Organic Modern Console Tables
Salvador Dali D'or for Piaget Gold Cufflinks
Vintage 1960s Cufflinks
22k Gold, 18k Gold
Freestanding Kaare Klint Sofa with Horsehair
Kaare Klint
Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Philip Laverne Bronze Wall Plaque

By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Philip Laverne Bronze Wall Plaque
Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Decorative Art
Patek Philippe Yellow Gold Jumbo Ellipse Ref 3604
Patek Philippe
Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches
18k Gold, Yellow Gold
Tourmaline Cabochon Gold Gentleman's Ring
Vintage 1970s Dome Rings
Tourmaline, 18k Gold
1910's Louis Vuitton Travel Secretary Trunk / ...
Louis Vuitton
Vintage 1910s French Trunks and Luggage
Rare Cartier Paris Sterling Silver Onyx Set Lim...
20th Century Desk Accessories
Onyx, 18k Gold, Sterling Silver
Gabrielle Chanel Haute Couture Three Piece Skir...
1960s Skirt Suits
Return to Chase National Bank
Peter Marcus
1920s Prints and Multiples
HERMES Vintage '97 Black Ardennes Leather 38cm ...
1990s Briefcases and Attachés
Large Vase by Emilio Pucci for Rosenthal
Vintage 1970s German Vases
Vide Poche Designed by Hilton McConnico
Hilton McConnico
1990s French Porcelain
Rare Custom 1970s Fretwork Writing Table, Colle...
Vintage 1970s American Desks and Writing Tables
Engraved French Gold Signet Ring
Antique 19th Century Late Victorian Signet Rings
18k Gold
Two Coffee Tables designed by J. M. Frank and A...
Ecart International
French End Tables
Weiner Werkstatte Stemware service for 8
Oscar Heardtl
20th Century Austrian Barware
Center or Side Table in Oak by A.E. Hjorth Attr...
Axel Einar Hjorth, Nordiska Kompaniet
Early 20th Century Swedish Center Tables
Gucci brown calfskin wallet
1970s Handbags and Purses
Coffee Table after Jean Michel Frank
Jean-Michel Frank
Mid-20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables