Monday, October 17, 2011


Photos courtesy of Liz O'Brien
Very few people have an eye like Liz O'Brien. Her discerning eye sought out now iconic pieces from the likes of John Dickenson, Billy Haines, Karl Springer, Jansen and Line Vautrin, twenty years ago. This collecting foresight put her way ahead of the curve, and hers is the go-to gallery for the world's best interior designers in search of incredible statement pieces. But she is more than that. Not only is she the author of two noted books on designers Samuel Marks and Billy Haines, she has just debuted a line of stunning furniture called Liz O'Brien Editions. Capturing the essential elements of classic pieces from the past, she has updated them for today with perfect scale and fluid lines. A collection like this makes you realize the purity of great design. At its essence, it's all about form.
This dazzling debut is hot hot hot, so start collecting it now.

The gallery was all aglow for the launch party

I love a low, sexy perch. Very chic.

Glazed linens in candy colors on the tufted Frances Chair

Blow ups of malachite and lapis patterns provided a fresh and dramatic backdrop

The Albert Mirror is wrapped in fabric printed with malachite, travertine, onyx and lapis patterns.

The Albert Tables
"Inspired by fabric wrapped furniture of the 1970s, the Albert table is a jewel-like object that can be used as a telephone table or grouped in multiples." - Liz O'Brien

The James Table
“The James Table is sleek and smart, with a trim drawer. Perfect as a bedside table or as end tables on either side of a sofa.” – Liz O’Brien

The Michael Table fabric wrapped with a lacquer finish.
“The perfect coffee table, generous in proportion and simple in design. A great complement to a traditional sofa or a modern interior.” –Liz O’Brien

The Billy Chair
"Crafted to emulate a mid-century classic, the Billy Chair is both slim in proportion and rich in comfort. The tapered legs provide a sleek silhouette." -Liz O'Brien

The Frances Chair
Inspired by the style of Frances Elkins.
Side chair in ivory translucent glaze with upholstered button tufted seat and back.

The Jayne Lounger
"The Jayne companion lounge chair is sensual and inviting. Perfect for reading and conversation." - Liz O'Brien

The Pamela Settee

The Pamela Sofa
"Inspired by the style of 1930s cafe society, the Pamela sofa is grand in proportion and elegant in design. This graceful beauty harkens to another time yet fits in a contemporary interior." -Liz O'Brien

The Jayne Sofa
"The Jayne Sofa is sensual and inviting. Sublime and comfortable, best used floating in a room or in pairs." - Liz O'Brien

The Sister Pouf with Turkish corners and double cushion is a party piece.

The Sam Table
“Glamorous and light-catching, the character of geometric acrylic legs evokes the dazzling interiors of midcentury taste-makers. The Sam Table can be used as a side table or cocktail table, alone or in pairs.” – Liz O’Brien


A+S / Tilton Fenwick said...

tres chic! love the Albert, James and Michael tables!

mary said...

Besides having a fantastic "eye", Liz O'Brien is immensely talented--her new/old pieces are perfection. Thanks. Mary