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George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg are the principals of renowned design firm Yabu Pushelberg. Rooted in the principles of edited luxury, the firm’s approach crafts uniquely layered, thoughtful spaces that are devoid of extraneous details. For the last 30 years, the duo — who met while attending college in Toronto, Ontario — has created distinctive environments for a host of high-profile hospitality, retail and residential clients around the globe, including Ian Schrager, Daniel Boulud, Jean-Georges Von Richten, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Park Hyatt International, Barneys, Tiffany & Co. and Lane Crawford. Yabu Pushelberg is recognized as an innovator in the hospitality and retail design industries, earning accolades such as the Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Award and the James Beard Foundation Award for excellence in restaurant design. In 2013, both Yabu and Pushelberg were appointed as Officers for the Order of Canada for their contributions to design excellence internationally, notably by bringing their creative outlook to public spaces and for promoting the Canadian design industry.

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Patrick Schols “Mirage” Dresser
By Patrick Schols
Located in San Francisco, CA
A “Mirage” dresser in a beautiful elliptical shape by Dutch furniture maker Patrick Schols. Supported by a single fluted leg and secured to wall. Features two cabinets and two drawer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Paint, Wood

Ico Parisi Style Sofa, circa 1950
Located in London, GB
Curved Italian sofa. Has been re upholstered in blue velvet. Varese fabric, 100% cotton velvet. Designer's Guild. Fabric ref. Designer's Guild. F1190/14 Varese. Colour. Delft.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Hardwood, Upholstery

"The Concealed Bedroom" Easy Chair with Teak Frame and Angled Back
By Helge Vestergaard-Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
"The Concealed Bedroom" easy chair with teak frame and angled back. Seat and back with nylon cords. Designed 1955. Model presented at The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Nylon, Teak

Japanese Late 19th Century Four-Panel Screen of a Samurai Figure on Horseback
Located in New York, NY
A highly unique antique Japanese four-panel screen, produced circa 1880s, in painted paper, decorated with a samurai figure on horseback, inset within a wooden frame; the image portr...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

Materials

Paper, Wood

Castiglione Sella Stool
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stool made from a black bicycle seat w/a lacquered steel column & cast iron base
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Stools

Materials

Iron, Steel

Low Bedroom Chair by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, circa 1960
By Joaquim Tenreiro
Located in New York, NY
Low Bedroom Chair in jacaranda with woven cane seat and back. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, circa 1960 for a private home. (seat height: 14")
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Corner Chairs

Ricardo Fasanello Anel Chair
By Ricardo Fasanello
Located in San Francisco, CA
Ricardo Fasanello Anel chair: Enameled steel, suede, fiberglass. This early variation of the Anel chair features an exposed fiberglass frame instead of the more common frame covered ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Brazilian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Edward Wormley Flame Mahogany and Glass Coffee Table for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Shallow mahogany cylinders provide the base and cap to a central octagonal body of flame mahogany. New glass top is forty-two inches in diameter and five-eighths of an inch thick, pe...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Set of Eight Italian Dining Chairs by Ico Parisi
By Ico Parisi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of eight Italian dining chairs by Ico Parisi, circa late 1940's. New upholstery. Completely refinished and restored.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Harvey Probber Curved Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Chicago, IL
Probber for Probber Inc. curved sofa with recessed mahogany legs, fully reupholstered sofa with great plains boucle fabric and down pillows. [Label Probber on deck].
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

1970s Leucos Gold Metal and Murano Glass Table Lamp
By Leucos Design Lab
Located in Milan, IT
A spectacular table lamp by Leucos, with a massive Murano glass diffuser. Original label.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

1970s Casella Pair of Brass Torchere Floor Lamps
By Casella Lighting
Located in Water Mill, NY
73" fabulous pair of brass 1970s Torchere floor lamps by Casella Lighting. Slender and very heavy.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Black Metal / Brass Modern Pendant
Located in Culver City, CA
Perforated black metal shades, with brass detail. Illuminates from the top and bottom. Fixed black metal rod with original canopy.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Natural History Part II: Ficus Carica
By Cy Twombly
Located in New York, NY
Printer: Matthieu Studio, Zurich-Deilsdorf, Germany Publisher: Propylaen Verlag, Berlin, Germany Edition size: 98, plus proofs Catalogue raisonné: Bastian 59 Initialed and numbe...
Category

1970s Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Materials

Lithograph

Robert Sonneman 1980s "Art Tech" Pendant
By Robert Sonneman
Located in New York, NY
A New York 1980s "Art-tech" ceiling light by famed lighting designer, Robert Sonneman. Original label. Rewired. Bio: Robert launched his own lighting company under the...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Kilim with Diamond Motifs
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful old tribal floor cover from Southeastern Turkey, woven with goat hair and wool in natural tones and decorated with rows of "jijim" brocading in unusual colors. A unique a...
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Goat Hair

Primitive Goat Hair Kilim
Located in New York, NY
A old tribal flat-weave from Southeastern Turkey, woven with dark brown goat hair, in two panels of unequal width, decorated with a scattering of motifs in "jijim" brocading. Simple,...
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Kilim Turkish Rugs

Materials

Goat Hair

Floating Lounge Chair
By Steelcase
Located in Chicago, IL
Fiberglass case lounge with Lucite base. This appears to float in a room. Fully restored. New black mohair upholstery. Produced by Steelcase, circa 1960s. Matching sofa available.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass, Mohair, Lucite

Floating Sofa Produced by Steelcase, circa 1960s
By Steelcase
Located in Chicago, IL
Fiberglass case sofa with Lucite base. This appears to float in a room. Fully restored. New black mohair upholstery. Produced by Steelcase, circa 1960s. Matching lounge chair avai...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Sofas

Materials

Fiberglass, Mohair, Lucite

Pair 18th Century Tall Korean Chests on Iron Bases
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 18th Century Korean Chests. Intricate metal cutout work decorates the pieces. Some metal repairs have been made is the distant past. Top front panel drops down for storage...
Category

Antique 18th Century Korean Primitive Furniture

Materials

Metal

Rustic Modern Large-Scale Console
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century 16 foot Panalera (sugar mold) atop three 18th century Spanish Colonial stone bases. Wooden top is 5 inches thick. Elements are all original from the highlands of Guatema...
Category

Antique 19th Century Guatemalan Primitive Console Tables

Materials

Stone

Custom Walnut Wood Table with Wishbone Stretcher by Dos Gallos Studio
By Dos Gallos Studio
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom walnut wine tasting table with narrow profile wishbone trestle base. Beautiful patina, breadboards on each end. Delicate and beautiful. As show in medium-dark walnut. Can be ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American American Classical Dining Room Ta...

Materials

Walnut

Antique 1940s Painted Dark Swedish Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Painted bench with interesting cut out back. Simple and elegant. Later painted in a very dark green/black color.
Category

Vintage 1940s Swedish Art Deco Benches

Materials

Pine

Bodil Kjaer Rosewood Writing Desk
By Bodil Kjaer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bodil Kjaer Rosewood Writing Desk w/Chromium Plated Steel Frame
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Desks

Materials

Steel

"Holscher" Chair by Poul Kjaerholm, Denmark, 1952
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in New York, NY
"Holscher" chair with welded steel tube frame and natural halyard seat and back. Designed by Poul Kjaerholm, Denmark, 1952. Measure: Seat height 13.5".
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Apple Vase by Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors
By Ingeborg Lundin
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Beautiful grey "Apple" vase designed by Ingeborg Lundin and executed by Orrefors, Sweden. Artist signed and dated 1959 Orrefors expo. Iconic Swedish design in perfect condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Glass

Mid-Century Modern Bench Attributed to Harry Bertoia, Dark Stained Beech Wood
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful bench, beechwood and metal frame, attributed to Harry Bertoia, was bought in the 1980s Good vintage condition, the beechwood dark stained, only minor wear consistent with...
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Aluminum and Glass Rectangular Cocktail Table, Paul Mayen, Habitat, 1970s
By Paul Mayen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This rectangular cocktail table was designed and created by Paul Mayen for Habitat in the 1970s. It is fabricated out of cast-aluminum and has a clear glass top. Paul Mayen was a fo...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Polished Steel Cantilever Coffee Table
By Brueton, J. Wade Beam
Located in Chicago, IL
Unique and sculptural cantilevered coffee table in the style of J Wade Beam for Brueton. 3/4" thick L-shaped glass is suspended within two polished steel supports. A 12" diameter ste...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Pierre Paulin Ribbon Chairs Upholstered with Jack Lenor Larsen Fabric
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Price reduced from $24,000 Most unbelievable and unique pair of original Pierre Paulin Ribbon chairs. Original fabric by Jack Lenor Larsen on white lacquered wood base. Model 582...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Lounge Chairs

Nara Square Table by Shiro Kuramata
By Shiro Kuramata
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nara aquare table (1983). Shiro Kuramata (Japan) / Memphis Milano. Square end or coffee table in metal and colored-glass-infused "Star Piece" terrazzo. Dimensions: W 23.75...
Category

Vintage 1980s Japanese Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Terrazzo

Carl Auböck Corkscrew and Straws Holder
By Carl Auböck
Located in London, GB
Corkscrew and straws holder by the Auböck Werkstätte dating back to the 1950s. Made of walnut wood and the corkscrew in polished brass. The latter bears the Auböck stamp engraved; th...
Category

20th Century Austrian Modern Barware

Materials

Brass