Picturesque Table Settings
Many thanks to The Wall Street Journal for inculding us in their April 2014 Market Report! We're loving the pairings of both vintage and contemporary in these picturesque table settings.
We were delighted to see our Mark Shaw print of Lee Radziwill in this week's shoppable story on 1stdibs! We quite agree that Lee Radziwill's infallible sense of style is classic.
Mark Shaw Photography
We're off to a great start representing the photography of Mark Shaw!
Many thanks to 1stdibs for mentioning our kick-off event in their newsletter.
For a large selection of Mark Shaw photographs see our fine art storefront here!
Congratulations to Marie Suri on the inclusion of her Gigi mirror in the "What's Hot" portion of the January 2014 edition of Elle Decor. Marie Suri is one of several exciting additions to our growing roster of represented artists over the past year and her handcrafted work can be seen here at the gallery.
What a wonderful way to start off the new year. Many thanks to everyone at Elle Decor!
Louis Vuitton City Guide
We are honored to be mentioned in the fifteenth edition of Louis Vuitton's City Guide, New York!
Reaching New Heights
Check out Alessandra Branca's "ultimate urban family duplex" for Elle Decor's Designer Visions showhouse, featured in the December 2013 issue.
We were also excited to spot a piece from Liz O'Brien Editions!
The High Life
Be sure to get the December issue of Architectural Digest!
We were delighted to see Giancarlo Giammetti’s New York pied-a-terre featuring several finds from Liz O’Brien Gallery.
Congratulations to Mr. Giammetti and the ever-brilliant interior designer Jacques Grange.
5 Questions for Liz O'Brien
"It's not only O'Brien's subdued personal elegance and quiet, warm demeanor that win her such esteem ... but also her graceful taste and thorough knowledge of the world of modern design, as well as her generosity in sharing that knowledge, even with those also in the business."
- Greg Cerio on 1stdibs.com, May 9, 2012
Read the full article here.
We are pleased to be included in New York Design Hunting magazine's June 2013 guide to the City's Best Retailers, Services, Interior Designers, Architects & More!
Congratulations to Celerie Kemble on her recent spread (and cover!) in Luxe magazine. We are all eyes for her brilliant new furniture collection, and are equally thrilled to be included in this high-glam pied-a-terre.
A New Wave
Bravo Russell Piccione! Be sure to look in on this super sophisticated Shelter Island retreat featured in the July Architectural Digest. You might just spot a treasure or two from the gallery.
See our rock crystal votives in Joe Nahem's Connecticut project in Architectural Digest's June 2013 issue!
House of Your (Vivid) Dreams
Congratulations to all the designers who made this year's Kips Bay Decorator Show House a success!
Thank you to Jack Levy who included our Frances side chairs in his sitting room!
March Edition of We Went Mad For...
Robert Leleux picks our beehive lamps for his "We Went Mad For" column!
in the March 2013 issue of Lonny Magazine.
The Top 10 Wire Furnishings
"Deisgner David Kleinberg and furniture maven Liz O'Brien get the skinny on a lineup of diverse pieces that make the most out of the least."
In the April 2013 issue of Elle Decor!
See our Editions Arabeque Game Table in the March issue of Architectural Digest!
On Location: Winter Antiques Show
See our vanity set once belonging to Frances Elkins in Meredith Mendelsohn's preview for the Winter Antiques Show on 1stDibs.com.
Visiting Vintage Dealer Liz O'Brien's World
Marisa Marcantonio features Liz's home (as seen on Architectural Digest's website!) on her blog Stylebeat!:
"... O'Brien, author and long-time leading voice in vintage furnishings, decorative accessories and all-around chicness. She is the reason for the comeback, appreciation and devout following of some of the biggest 20th Century furniture designers across Europe and the US. Her laser-like vision picked diamonds in the rough twenty years ago, and her dedication to discovering the best has never wavered."
Read her full post here.
Happy and Fun
See bedside tables from our vintage collection now living in Betty Sherrill's Southampton, New York home designed by her daughter Ann Pyne of McMillen.
In the February 2013 issue of House Beautiful.
Read full article here.
A Not To Be Missed Event
We had a visit form the ever stylish James Andrew who was previewing our pieces for the Winter Antiques Show opening this week! He says, "I stopped by the lovely Liz O’Brien Gallery just now to see some of what they’ll be bringing. A stand out for me is this very important parchment cabinet by Samuel Marx." Here he is shown with our Max Kuehne screen and John Dickinson crate tables.
Full article here.
January 18, 2013
1st Dibs Designers Preview at Winter Antiques Show
We had a visit from Stacey Bewkes at our Winter Antiques Show booth!
"Dealer Liz O’Brien has a predictably wonderful selection of antiques and accessories. It’s a testament to her discerning eye that her collection of eclectic finds is so wide ranging yet somehow cohesive..."
See full post here.
Holiday Edition of We Went Mad For...
"If you happen to be hunting for my Christmas gift, please proceed directly to Liz O'Brien's smashing showroom."
- Robert Leleux puts our gilded Couronne lamp on his list for Santa in Lonny's December 2012 issue!
See an Edward Wormley low table from our vintage collection now living in Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan's New York home designed by Gomez Associates!
in the December 2012 issue of Architectural Digest
Every Last Detail
See our Albert Table in Alex Papachristidis and Scott Nelson's home in Elle Decor's November 2012 issue!
See our Liz O'Brien Editions Billy chairs in Russell Groves' North Carolina project in Architectural Digest's November 2012 issue!
40 Elegant Home Furnishings
Alex Papachristidis selects our Albert Table in the Travertine colorway as one of his picks! Thank you!!
See a pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbing tables from us in the October 2012 issue of Elle Decor!
Saturday Shopping with Amanda Nisbet
Amanda Nisbet picks our John Vesey chairs for her Saturday Shopping list! Thank you!!
Cue the '70s
"The period's streamlined style also made it easy for decorators to assign pieces to satisfy functional needs. 'Henri Samuel used '70s furnishing to fill in gaps, things like large coffee tables and lighting – accoutrements for our modern lives,' says 20th-century furniture dealer Liz O'Brien, who notes that prices have been slowly rising over the last decade."
- Jen Renzi in WSJ. Magazine September 2012
Style Compass: Brian McCarthy
See 1stDibs' lovely "Style Compass" article on Brian McCarthy here.
We're so pleased he chose our John Dickinson table as one of his "Quick Picks!"
See our Albrizzi trestle desk in a metallic laminate in Preston Phillips' interior!
in the September 2012 issue of Architectural Digest!
"They may be small, but occasional tables have dramatic effect, adding an element of chic that goes way beyond their size. Best of all, there's always room for one more." -Anita Sarsidi
See our Editions Albert table in the September 2012 issue of Elle Decor!
See a Billy Haines lamp from our vintage collection now living in Reese Witherspoon's California home!
in the September 2012 issue of Elle Decor
New + Next: Palette
See our Editions Frances chair with coral upholstery in the September 2012 issue of Traditional Home!
The Top 10 Lucite Pieces
"It would be at home in a contemporary room, but it's one of those go-anywhere pieces."
-In the July/August 2012 issue of Elle Decor
In the Mix: Dealer, Decorator, Designer
"... Editions is an ode to eclecticism, aimed at decorators who wouldn't blink at pairing a low Turkish ottoman with a French moderne chair. It's also a case of revisionist history, inspired in part by George Balanchine, who is quoted on a page of the collection's flipbook. 'There are no new steps, only new combinations,' the late choreographer declared."
- Damaris Colhoun
See our Pamela Settee pictured in Modern Magazine's Summer 2012 issue.
"Everything new, notable, and awesome."
- Jillian Goodman, Catie Keck, and Matt Powell
See our Pamela settee in New York Magazine's
Summer 2012 Design issue
A Mod, Mod World
See our Albrizzi Desk in a fabulous shade of yellow in Robert Couturier's interior!
-In the June 2012 issue of Elle Decor.
The Versatility of Designing with Oushaks
See our carved wood lion day on Doris Leslie Blau's blog!
May 29, 2012
Ignore that Panorama
Congratulations to all our friends who designed rooms at this year's Kips Bay Show House!
We love what Todd Romano did with our octagonal Albrizzi dining table, which seats 6-8 people: "an ideal number for dinner because, [Todd] said, 'Less is boring and with more you get no general conversation.' "
Read all about the first Kips Bay Show House in a high-rise here in the New York Times, May 16, 2012.
Pop-up Round Up
"1stDibs at NYDC will present an assortment of Upper East Side dealer Liz O'Brien's vintage merchandise and a larger offering of Editions, her new line of upholstered furniture, case goods, mirrors and lamps."
- The Editor at Large on May 14, 2012
"In her twenty years of experience as a gallery owner, O'Brien has worked with New York's best architects, interior designers, museum curators, and personal collectors. Her new collection, called Editions, marks her first foray into upholstered pieces, case goods, mirrors, and lamps. The theme is modern with deep jewel-tones of purple and blue, curved lines, and luxurious lacquered surfaces."
- Jessica Ferri on gotham-magazine.com, May 9, 2012
Read the full article here.
The Top 10 Desks
"Edged in polished aluminum with a sawhorse-style base, this 1969 design makes a 'bold statement,' says [David] Scott. 'It's retro, but has a very contemporary feel. And the quality of the detailing is excellent.' "
- In the May 2012 issue of Elle Decor.
O'Brien chose the flatware, inspired by ancient columns, for its "mixed metals and classic shape. It's like a beautiful watch"
-In the May 2012 issue of House Beautiful
See our Karl Springer batik covered table in the May-June 2012 issue of New York Spaces!
We Went Mad For...
"I love the jaunty, 1930s style of this Liz O'Brien sofa. It's very Katherine Hepburn in 'Bringing Up Baby.' "
- Robert Leleux about our Pamela sofa in the May 2012 issue of Lonny
Liz O'Brien's 1970s Mineral INspired Furniture
on April 17, 2012
"At an age when the rest of us were still putting together Ikea, decorative-arts dealer Liz O'Brien was snatching up dusty midcentury modern pieces by Karl Springer and Billy Haines, who have since become insanely collectible. Twenty years later it's her own designs for Liz O'Brien Editions that will almost certainly take their place beside them."
- Abigail Stone
in the April 2012 issue of Angeleno Interiors
See our Pamela sofa looking lovely in Real Simple's April 2012 issue!
50 Ways to Bring Green Home
See our Albert Table in malachite in the March 2012 issue of House Beautiful!
See our Karl Springer batik covered table in the March 2012 issue of Town & Country!
Estate of Grace
"... brass and crystal chandeliers found at Liz O'Brien..."
Have a Seat!
New York furniture and accessories dealer Liz O'Brien has expanded her line of Frances chairs... featuring a modern twist on the Queen Anne style. Finishes include ivory, ebonized wood and cerused... made more playful by fabrics in Easter egg pastels and the latest introduction, hot-pink leather.
-in the inaugural issue of New York Cottages & Gardens, March 2012
"... Karl Springer waterfall cofffee table, c. 1970, from Liz O'Brien New York..."
Tory Burch's Upper East Side Picks
"Liz O'Brien ... has a beautiful assortment of original and vintage pieces for home."
New Collection by Liz O'Brien
"One of our favorite decorative-arts dealers, Liz O’Brien, has recently launched her own line of furniture and accessories inspired by all of the beautiful pieces O’Brien has seen and found over her career. Her line, Liz O’Brien Editions, was influenced by legendary tastemakers from Babe Paley to Syrie Maugham. We’d love to get our hands on any one of her gorgeous jewel-tone dressed love seats or fabric-wrapped tables."
- Suzanne & Lauren at Good Bones, Great Pieces
on January 30, 2012
Spotlight On: Liz O'Brien
"What era inspires you? The Sixties and Seventies, particularly Albert Hadley and Billy Baldwin who wrapped or laminated simple forms like Parsons tables in printed cloth. They were so chic."
January 19, 2012
HIGH POLISH "Editions, the new line by vintage-furniture dealer Liz O'Brien, includes the swank James side table."
"With 20 years dealing in 20-century American and European design under your belt, what do you do next? Use that expertise for your own line of furniture, of course."
- Nathalie Wilson
The New Luxe
...[Paul László] turned-wood lamp from Liz O'Brien...
Dentro La Città
"Liz O'Brien rimane una instituzione per gli estimatori del design di Samuel Marx (di cui O'Brien ha firmato anche una monografia), Claude Lalanne e Gabriella Crespi: oggi, fresca di lancio, arriva anche la sua linea 'Editions,' serie di coffe tables, divani, e sedie ispirati alle linee dei maestri del '900." - Grazia d'Annunzio
in the December 2011 issue of AD Italia!
"And now, [Liz has] given new form to her scholarship by creating an exquisitely curated collection of furnishings inspired by some of America's landmark designers."
Full article here.
Liz O'Brien Editions Debut
"A few weeks ago, decorative arts dealer Liz O'Brien hosted an evening soirée in her edgy and expansive east side storefront to promote the debut of her new furniture line Editions. ... Bright fall hues adorned a selection of sofas, chairs and ottomans, in addition to some glossy occasion tables I absolutely adored."
Full article here.
November 2, 2011
"This season the name the dealer [Liz O'Brien] is promoting happens to be her own. She recently unveiled Liz O'Brien Editions, a line of furniture and accessories encompassing pert occasional tables, seating dressed in jewel-tone fabrics, and quirky-elegant lighting and mirrors."
in the November 2011 issue of Architectural Digest!
"... the lounge chair, upholstered in Pratesi terry towels, is by Liz O'Brien."
in the November 2011 issue of Architectural Digest!
Liz O'Brien Editions
"With a curator’s eye, O’Brien has launched an ultra-chic collection of furniture and accessories... based on the designs of these iconic 20th century masters."
Full article here.
October 28, 2011
First Look: A Welcome Break From Austerity
"Gallerist-collector Liz O'Brien has finally brought her incredible eye to her own furniture line, Editions, which launched just last week in her gallery at 306 East 61st Street."
Full article here.
October 19, 2011
Debut: Liz O'Brien Editions Has Style by the Mile
"Capturing the essential elements of classic pieces from the past, [Liz O'Brien] has updated them for today with perfect scale and fluid lines."
Full article here.
October 17, 2011
Beautiful Organizing Solutions for Every Room
"Cluster bulky playthings, like globes or vintage toys, on a low, wide platform… to create a sense of happy abundance. Three-tier steel-and-brass etagere."
“Decorating legend Albert Hadley fashioned these hexagonal brass hurricane lamps with an optically intriguing pattern of alternating panes of clear glass and antique mirror. At Liz O’Brien; lizobrien.com, 212-755-3800”
Rare & Refined
“The master bedroom contains a cocktail table in silver leaf and lacquered gesso from Liz O’Brien…”
“Burch’s compulsion for collecting is plain for all to see, as the rooms are filled with finds from sources as diverse as the William Doyle Galleries, 1stDibs, and decorator Liz O’Brien’s formidable website (lizobrien.com).”
Home Front: Industrial Chic 101
“As O’Brien ‘rediscovers’ the practitioners of [the industrial chic] aesthetic, their work appears in her gallery window and voilà, a nearly forgotten genius becomes a new collectible. At 306 E. 61st Street; lizobrien.com”
NYC BY DESIGN
Liz O'Brien is so discerning. She has Karl Springer and Dorothy Draper, and not the obvious pieces.
-Richard Mishaan on November 2010 issue of Veranda!
Elements of Design
"Liz O'Brien's collections are always fantastic-- and inspiring. She introduced 20th-century designers like Samuel Marx and Billy Haines to a new generation of tastemakers at her previous shop, and at her new store Liz is featuring vintage finds from the 1960s and '70s."
“Liz O’Brien’s Manhattan shop thrives on delicious paradoxes. Its contents can be as refined as a pair of 1930s scrolled sconces by Jean-Charles Moreaux, as edgy as a python-covered table by Karl Springer, and as earthy as the contemporary glazed-gourd sculptures of Greg Kuharic.”
AD Shop Like a Designer: Thad Hayes
"In Manhattan, Liz O'Brien carries Samuel Marx, Billy Haines, and other American pieces from the '40s and '50s."
Send Us a Picture of… Your Sofa
"I had this banquette specially made for my New York office. … It's like a cocoon, and it makes me truly enjoy spending time at work."
"Liz O'Brien just relocated her jewel box of a showroom to New York's 306 East 61st Street (212-755-3800), where she represents classic 20th-century designers, including Samuel Marx and William Haines."
Liz O'Brien Invites Shoppers to Linger
… “Mr. Springer is a favorite of Ms O’Brien’s—at any given time, she has several of his pieces for sale. She also tries to stock ‘unique pieces by architects and designers for specific commissions,’ she said.”
July 29, 2010
The Color Purple
"Light Touch: A dear friend gave me these votive holders as a wedding present. I love them both for sentimental reasons and because they add a punch of color and drama wherever they are used."
You'll Never Get Tired of Quality
"Queen Anne-style side chairs by Liz O'Brien Editions, upholstered in Bergamo's Falier in Chataigne, mix easily with French painted-metal armchairs."