Category Archives: ANTIQUES

Snooze but Don’t Lose: Barry Goralnick Goes Shopping for Night Stands with the New York Times

This week the Home & Garden section of the New York Times asked me to choose eight night stands for their “Shopping With . . . ” column. It was an inspiring assignment, and I was able to come up with a terrific group of bedside tables.

The New York Times, Thursday, Feb 13, 2014The New York Times, Home & Garden, Shopping with Barry Goralnick, Feb 13, 2014Barry Goralnick with a pair of Ico Parisi cabinets at Bernd Goeckler’s antiques store in the East VillageShopping for night stands with Barry Goralnick in the New York TimesNight stands chosen by Barry Goralnick for Shopping With . . . in the New York Times

Here’s where I went shopping:
Bernd Goeckler Antiques, 30 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003; bgoecklerantiques.com
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, 210 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012; mgbwhome.com
Urban Outfitters, multiple New York City locations; urbanoutfitters.com
Lobel Modern, 39 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012; lobelmodern.com
Blu Dot, 140 Wooster Street, New York City, NY 10012: bludot.com
Bespoke Globalbespokeglobal.com
Oly, 408 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013; olystudio.com

 

Style Compass: Bruce Bierman in 1stdibs’ Introspective Magazine

1stdibs introspective magazine

I’m delighted to be the subject of a profile by Jorge Arango in the “Style Compass” section of Introspective, the elegant online magazine from 1stdibs. Plus I got to pick a few of my favorite items from 1stdibs’ current inventory, which, as always, is really dazzling–especially when it comes to my passion: French design from the 1920 through the 1940s.

Bruce Bierman in 1stdibs Introspective magazineBruce Bierman's Quick Picks from 1stdibs in Introspective magazine

 

Kismet: Carl D’Aquino Pays Tribute to Vincente Minnelli & Tony Duquette at the International Antique Dealers Show

This fall my partner Francine Monaco, Dane Pressner, and I had a great time designing a booth for Bernd Goeckler Antiques at the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show, which ran October 25–31 at the Park Avenue Armory. The booth was something of an hommage to the movies of Vincente Minnelli and the designs of Tony Duquette, who worked on a couple of Minnelli movies as well as many other extraordinary projects. The design was based on a magical garden of Meissen porcelain flowers raining down into French ceramic planters with dramatically lighted swaths of shimmering fabric draped overhead to continue the fantasy. Here are some shots of the installation.

D'Aquino Monaco booth for Bernd Goeckler Antiques at the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show

D’Aquino Monaco‘s booth for Bernd Goeckler Antiques at the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show was inspired by the movies of Vincente Minnelli and the designs of Tony Duquette.

D'Aquino Monaco booth for Bernd Goeckler Antiques at the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show

The booth featured a large chandelier by Max Ingrand (1908-1969) for Fontana Arte designed for the Italian Pavilion of the Brussels World’s Fair, 1958. It hung over a ca. 1956 “Ditirambo” ebonized mahogany, black-painted metal, and brass dining table by Ignazio Gardella (1905-1999) for Azucena.

D'Aquino Monaco booth for Bernd Goeckler Antiques at the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show

The booth was draped in wide swaths of fabric by Gretchen Bellinger; this one, “Bloom With a View,” features a sea of die-cut organza blossoms on a sheer organza ground.

D'Aquino Monaco booth for Bernd Goeckler Antiques at the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show

A screen of three verre-églomisé panels with a pastoral and harbor scene, 1943, by Paule and Max Ingrand hangs above a  large sideboard with bronze chevron motif, ca. 1964, by Jean Royère (1902-1981).

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