With offices in both New York and the Hamptons, interior designer Robert Stilin is known for his ability to add relaxed seaside ease to architecturally rigorous spaces. Named as one of Elle Decor's A-List designers, Stillin creates bright, inviting and thoroughly livable environments. He's a member of the Director's Council at the Whitney Museum, so it's no surprise that he has a deft touch when it comes to mixing modern art with vintage furniture. Also a 1stdibs dealer, Stillin maintains a storefront stocked with antique and restored pieces that reflect his self-described "contemporary comfort" aesthetic. This week, we asked the designer to not only shop 1stdibs, but also elaborate on his eight favorite pieces on our blog, The Study. More
Discover Robert Stilin's favorite pieces
Wall Mounted Sculpture by Ettore Sottsass, Poltron...
Wall mounted sculpture by Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova, circa 1965.
Brass + Glass Coffee Table by Max Ingrand
Brass Base Coffee Table with Original Glass Top by Max Ingrand. Glass top has some minor scratches and chips.
Pair of Wall Lights by Gio Ponti
Pair of wall lights made of a curved sheet of anodized aluminum that accepts a light bulb. Issued by Candle. Provenance: Hotel Parco dei Principi, Rome.
Red and Gilt Ceramic Wave Mirror by Gail Dooley
The circular mirror plate is framed by a molded stoneware border of clockwise scrolls. English ceramicist Gail Dooley works out of a studio in Yorkshire. Her stoneware sculptures are i...
Coffee Table by Étienne Martin
Coffee table by Henri Étienne-Martin (1913-1995).
Silver Alloy Bowl by Tapio Wirkkala
A unique and rare bowl, hand-wrought and hammered with an abstract design of sun and plants. Executed in a hard silver alloy.
Presidential 1960s Brazilian Jacaranda Sofa by Jor...
Rare Presidential sofa by Jorge Zalszupin from the 1960s, in Brazilian jacaranda beautifully upholstered in beige suede.
Very unusual geometric chrome and brass lamp with 3 sockets and custom shade.
Leather Fauteuil Malade
This Antique Fauteuil Malade has aged black leather and black nail heads along the trim. Chair has a reclining feature with three settings. Seat Height: 18", Arm Height: 27"
Large Vintage Cherry Bench
Vintage bench with iron base and cherry seat and back. Beautiful presence and scale.
Rare Ceiling Light by Max Ingrand
Rare ceiling light in brass and sanded glass by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte. Literature: L. Falconi, “Fontana Arte, Una storia trasparente”, Skirà, 1998, pag 115.
Skai Screen Attributed to Jacques Adnet, France, 1...
Four-panel folding screen covered in black skai, stitched along the edge and affixed with brass hinges.
Large Vessel by Claude Conover
Large glazed stoneware vessel by Claude Conover, signature to underside.
Paul Laszlo Custom Sofa
Laszlo Custom Asymetric Curved Sofa, features slight curved detail with Lazslo detailed legs in charuse finish three vertical supports give appearance of floating maintains clean horizo...