Saturday, 10 March 2012


Interior Design Show Toronto 2012 and a Surprise Visit from 1stDibs!

On January 26th, I attended my first lecture at IDS12 'Conversations in Design: Trailblazing and Trendspotting.' I was eager to hear Michael Bruno, founder of speak about his amazing journey developing this site- which is now the world's leading online source for 20th century design and antiques. As a 1stDibs dealer, I am familiar with the operation of the site but I was curious about how it had evolved and developed.
In 1998, Bruno brought the infamous Paris Flea Market, Marche aux Puces, to the internet as an alternative to auction sites and traditional auction houses. Thoughout his presentation, he stressed the importance of letting things happen and develop over time. He also focused on the quality of the dealers and the relationship between dealer and client, confidence and trust being the most important elements of a sale.
Michael Bruno's concept has worked! is an ever expanding. It represents
more than a 1000 vetted dealers in 21 of the largest US markets and has expanded to Canada,France and the UK.

Later that afternoon I recieved a pleasant surprise. A visit from Michael Bruno and his assistant to view our new upper level showroom. It was a great opportunity to show our new space and share ideas about A great day!
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