Six decadent collectibles recommended by Lebanese-French dealers Nancy Gabriel and Guillaume Excoffier

Gabriel & Guillaume’s Wish List

Each roving, pop-up gallery exhibition by Lebanese-French duo Nancy Gabriel and Guillaume Excoffier is guaranteed to be a feast for the eyes. Since 2013, they’ve been turning heads and cultivating buyers with their decadent installations of collectible midcentury modern furnishings mixed with glittering designs from the 1970s and dreamy limited editions from today’s hottest talents.

No one can deny these dealers have extraordinary taste.  If you’re looking for inspiration at the nexus of style and quality, check out the beauties that Gabrielle & Guillaume have in their sights these days.


Waiting for the Barbarians Table Lamps by Garouste & Bonetti (1990s)

GarousteBonetti are among the most iconic designers of the 1980s and ’90s. Their neo-Baroque furniture is definitely on our radar, because it’s as striking and gorgeous today as it was 30 years ago.”


Antique Biedermeier Chest of Drawers (1820s) 

Biedermeier furniture totally fell out of trend after the craze for it in the 1980s. But this early-19th-century movement produced some of the most interesting pieces in the whole of design history. A hundred years ahead of its time, it introduced the beautiful lines of Art Deco and modernist furniture.”


12690 Armchairs by Gio Ponti for ISA (1950s)

“We are totally obsessed with architecture and furniture of Gio Ponti, exemplified in the Villa Planchart in Caracas or at Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento. His simple, elegant, and comfortable designs—like these 2 armchairs—fit in any home.”


2231-C Wingback Chair by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates (1950s)

Adrian Pearsall is one of the great talents of midcentury modernism. He brought a Scandinavian influence to an American sense of proportion.”


Glazed Ceramic Lamp by Bruno Gambone (1980s)

“You can never get tired of Bruno Gambone’s beautiful ceramics, especially in shades of subdued colors.”


Palm Tree Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Targetti Sankey (1980s)

“We fell in love with this 1980s piece by Ettore Sottsass, which looks like an Alex Israel artwork!  When you collect important midcentury vintage, it’s fun to mix it with postmodern pieces like this to make the whole look of the room less bourgeois.”

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