During the past 20 years Birgit Israel has evolved from designing for other companies, to creating her own collection of lighting and accessories. She also started her own production company and created her first line of furniture, which was introduced in 2006. These pieces are all influenced by Birgit’s love and passion for Vintage and Antique pieces.
Since starting as an Vintage and Antique dealer, Birgit hand-picks each piece for the showroom which is based at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Renowned for her eye, our showroom is the only place where we exhibit the ever changing mix of B.I Collection and Vintage and Antique pieces designed or sourced by Birgit.
To determine the difference between Vintage and Antique, it is best to establish the age of the piece. For most, an Antique is an item of considerable age, generally no less than 100 years old. These pieces are also valued on the historical significance and the time period.
In comparison the term Vintage refers to an item that is at least 50 years old. At the showroom we have a mixture of both Vintage and Antique pieces.
Influences such as American Hollywood Regency, French 18th and 19th Century Antiques, Danish Mid-century and Neoclassical lines have established Birgit’s style. These influences are often noticeable in the pieces that are sourced by Birgit. Mixing old pieces with new designs is a key feature of Birgit’s Interior projects. By sourcing these pieces, Birgit is creating an opportunity for Interior Designers and Décor Lovers to include a rare or highly collectable piece to their interior. By including our Vintage or Antique pieces, you will add value to your interior and create a focal point in any space.
The newest pieces Birgit has sourced for the showroom vary from highly collectable Objet D’Art to 19th Century Ornaments. We have selected a few pieces to demonstrate the variety and uniqueness of the new collection.
A large highly decorative birdcage with architectural features in dark stained wood and 1 door.
74W x 33D x 85H cm
C19th Pair of Scandinavian Ornaments
A pair of 19th Century highly decorative Scandinavian leaf-shaped ornaments with cut flower decoration on a marble base. The pieces are sold as a pair.
C19th pair of French Empire Candlesticks
a pair of decorative 19th century french empire candlesticks with elegant gilded bronze detailing. sold as a pair.
Flower Still Life, oil painting by Willy Knoop (1888- 1966). The piece is framed, signed and dated 1960 in lower right corner.
Frame: 98.5W x 86.5H cm
Print: 90W x 80H cm
For any additional information for any of the pieces included in this blog post, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org