Gallerist Bernd Goeckler shares his favorites from eBay Collective.
Decorative accessories can make all the difference in your room design—sparking conversation, adding a unique perspective, and changing the entire dynamic of the space’s aesthetic. Here, renowned gallerist Bernd Goeckler selects his favorites from his collection on eBay Collective.
Decorative Object by Angelo Mangiarotti
This decorative object designed by Angelo Mangiarotti (Italy, circa 1980) is pyramid-shaped alabaster composed of stacked round dishes in different sizes. “It is an innovative reinterpretation of a classic vase broken into its imaginative parts, making for a good conversation piece in any room,” say Bernd Goeckler.
Glass Vase by Franco Deboni
Born in Milan, Franco Deboni was trained as an architect but gained international recognition as a scholar of Murano glass, publishing numerous volumes, including the definitive study of Venini glass. In recent years, Deboni has garnered new attention as a glass artist in his own right, breaking from the traditions of Murano glass with oxidised and opaque vitreous creations. This handblown glass vessel with a cratered blue and black exterior knobbed with blue, green, and silver projections is signed and dated on the underside. “The integration of Cabochon pieces into the traditional glass vase shape is distinctive,” says Goeckler.
Wall Sculpture by Simone Crestani
This contemporary wall-mounted sculpture of a deer head in borosilicate glass is a “clever design,” says Goeckler. “Simone applies his signature borosilicate technique to a thousand-year-old traditional decoration.”
Glass Box by Roberto Rida
This “velluto” (meaning velvet in Italian) box by Rida has sides and a top composed of nested blue mirrored vintage glass panels and a Macassar wood interior. “Rida transforms vintage glass into completely new shapes, which are both creative and functional,” comments Goeckler.
1950s Door Handles
“To have something as utilitarian as door handles in such a wonderful shape and color imbues joy even before entering a room,” says Goeckler. These cyan glass door handles with silver dust inclusions are attributed to Seguso, Italy.
Designed by Edgar Brandt, circa 1925, this pair of cast bronze chenets depict two intertwined fighting cobras. “It is an exquisite example of Edgar Brandt’s craftsmanship with his often-used ‘cobra’ motif,” says Goeckler.
Vase by Flavio Poli
Created by Favio Poli (Italy, circa 1939), this “virtual cuttlefish featuring Poli’s special ‘bullicante’ glass technique is a wonderful, attention-grabbing addition to any setting,” commented Goeckler.
Umbrella Stand by Piero Fornasetti
Described as “a fun object to greet you on a rainy day” by Goeckler, this serigraph metal umbrella stand depicts a trompe l’oeil collection of classical vessels.
ABOUT EBAY COLLECTIVE
An online destination launched by eBay, eBay Collective caters to those who desire an elevated shopping experience of selectively curated antique, modern, and contemporary furnishings and art. “eBay’s brand is about helping every person find their version of perfect,” says Jill Ramsey, eBay’s VP of Soft Goods.
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