NEW YORK, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 1stdibs.com the world's premier online marketplace for art, antiques, design, estate jewelry and vintage fashion announced today the launch of the Benelux Region featuring dealers from the Netherlands and Belgium. The new search, the largest launch in 1stdibs' history, will begin with 40 (with more to come) respected high-end dealers from Amsterdam, Antwerp and Brussels.
Debuting Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, international consumers, designers, and architects can shop the Benelux region (http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_search.php?location=benelux) for the finest and widest selection of vintage, modern, and contemporary Dutch, Belgian, French, Italian, American and Scandinavian design and fine antiques including furniture, lighting, fine art, sculpture, estate jewelry, objets and more.
At the same time, 1stdibs introduces new European Shipping Program - a pilot partnership with Hedley's Humpers, the internationally recognized experts in the care and transportation of fine art and antiques. Now, all 1stdibs European dealers can offer their customers container-rate prices on individual items shipped to the U.S. with savings of up to 40 percent.
In addition to the many recognizable names and renowned pieces from the 20th and 21st centuries, Benelux dealers provide a new European perspective with pieces not seen outside Northern Europe including an assortment of Mid Century Icons from Jean Prouve, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, Charlotte Perriand, as well as contemporary artists like Ron Arad and Ingo Maurer.
"We are very excited to welcome these Benelux country dealers to 1stdibs," said 1stdibs founder Michael Bruno. "We now represent the vast majority of the best dealers in the best markets in the US so now is the time to do the same thing in the Netherlands and Belgium."
The addition of the Benelux is part of 1stdibs continued geographic expansion which going forward includes growing markets both locally and internationally in Austria, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Spain, and Switzerland.
Founded in 2001 by Michael Bruno, 1stdibs.com is the world's premier online marketplace, presenting a curated selection of coveted items from 1,200 of the most prestigious dealers across the globe. All items can be searched by category, maker, period, price and location and can be purchased directly from the dealer.