NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 1stdibs, the leading global marketplace for collectors and dealers of beautiful things, today announces the introduction of its first catalog, Contemporary, which showcases new and customizable products that are found on the site. Mixing editorial content with shoppable pages, the catalog follows the tremendous success of 1stdibs' Contemporary category, which launched on its website last year. Contemporary will be sent to 1stdibs' ultra high net worth customer base and a special edition, with exclusive trade pricing, will be sent to 40,000 interior designers that are part of the company's trade program.
A blend of retail and editorial, Contemporary provides not only a preview of how items found on 1stdibs can be professionally styled in the home, but also a narrative around the makers and artisans who craft the pieces sold on the platform. Each section includes maker spotlights, offering context for consumers to learn more about their purchases -- where they came from and who made them -- as well as designer quotes and photos. The Company plans to issue this catalog quarterly.
"In just one year we have been able to build a substantial new and customizable business offering the absolute best selection of dealers and makers in this space while maintaining the quality of both craft and design that distinguishes 1stdibs," Cristina Miller, SVP of Seller Relations, 1stdibs. "The launch of the catalog allows us to highlight the depth of the offering while providing additional details and stories on the various makers and artisans that make the category so unique."
Since it's introduction in November 2016, the Contemporary category, which features a unique blend of traditional, modern and conceptual styles all with truly original design and contemporary materials, has more than doubled in size, representing 15% of all furniture sales on 1stdibs. The category now offers some 30,000 items, some which are exclusive to to 1stdibs and others that have launched on the site. Most product is available in multiple finishes and can be customized, from more than 500 sellers from across the globe.
Ranging from the highest earned industry accolades to emerging up and comers that are set to define the next generation of Contemporary Design, some 1stdibs sellers include:
- Lighting: Gabriel Scott, Bec Brittain, STUDIO PEPE HEYKOOP
- Seating: Jonathan Nesci, Menu, Konekt
- Tables: Fernando Mastrangelo Studio, Christopher Allen Studio, Matter of Stuff
- Case Goods: Amuneal, Editions Milano, Joseph Walsh
- Accessories: Heath Ceramics, OTHR, Hava
- Rugs/Textiles: Nanimarquina, Dougall Paulson
Recognition of contemporary design as an art form is expanding throughout the world, driven in part by a growing passion for the designs themselves and the stories behind them. Today's luxury consumers desire more information about the pieces they purchase, including who created the piece, the creation process and the materials involved in the design. 1stdibs' Contemporary category brings together the makers, their designs and their stories in a single location to give buyers a holistic view of the product they're considering.
To view the 1stdibs Contemporary destination, visit: www.1stdibs.com/contemporary
1stdibs is the world's leading online marketplace for rare and desirable objects. Founded in 2001 to bring the Paris flea markets online, today the website is the go-to source for those who share a passion for the most beautiful things on earth. By bringing together the best furniture, fine art, jewelry, and watch dealers from more than 600 cities around the world, 1stdibs offers an exclusive inventory not available anywhere else online.
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