"1stdibs is about collecting and living with the most beautiful things on earth, and it was important to us to incorporate this idea into the office design," CEO David Rosenblatt says. "We brought in furniture and fine art from our dealers, and filled the bookcases with design monographs and decorative items purchased on 1stdibs."
The chess table, made in the 1960s and inspired by Milo Baughman designs, has been in the offices since the company was founded. 1stdibs' creative team completed the interior design, while Mufson Partnership handled the office design and layout.
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"The color palette was inspired by our website, with black, white, and subtle gold accents featured throughout, including the custom black and white striped Italian marble floor in the entryway. It's all mixed in a way that feels very organic and eclectic — as if it were an actual home."
"From the very beginning, we knew we wanted the office to have an open floor plan, which encourages interaction and a sense of community."
Yellow Eames rockers add a jolt of color in a meeting room.
The office bar could pass for a trendy, hard-to-get-into cocktail spot. "Before we moved into the space we did a bit of internal polling to see what the employees would want in their ideal office — and the idea of a bar kept coming up," Rosenblatt says. "It's a great place to host events, and employees can always hang out and enjoy a craft beer at the end of the day."
The office has plenty of seating areas spread throughout the space.
"The idea for different lounge areas and vignettes came later, as another way to foster partnership and collaboration. People tend to be more creative in a non-traditional environment."
The office's walls feature a rotating gallery exhibition featuring original photographs by Lillian Bassman, William Wegman, Greg Lotus, Mark Shaw, and Sebastian Salgado. The photography is on loan from Judith Charles Gallery, Liz O’Brien, Peter Fetterman, and Senior & Shopmaker.
"Since many of our programmers work long hours, we wanted it to feel like a home away from home, a place where they can relax, be comfortable, and work wherever they want."
"Many of the items in the new office are from 1stdibs. This includes midcentury tables by Eero Saarinen, Warren Platner, and Edward Wormley, bookcases by George Nelson, and chairs by Paul McCobb."
Of course, the employees are big fans of the new space. "They love it. It's a comfortable, welcoming environment that brings 1stdibs to life," Rosenblatt says. "My vision for the company is to be the world's leading luxury marketplace for rare and desirable objects. We are thrilled to extend this standard of luxury to our headquarters, and see it as an important landmark in the growth of the 1stdibs brand."
Rosenblatt in the new office.