Chances are that when you think of vintage furnishings, CB2 isn’t the first retailer that springs to mind. That perspective is about to change. Beginning today, the modern brand (whose parent company is Northbrook, Ill.-based Crate & Barrel) is stocking its shelves in select stores with one-of-a-kind vintage finds, courtesy of its collaboration with New York–based interior designer Charlie Ferrer.
Ferrer, whose credentials have nabbed him coverage in Elle Decor and Architectural Digest, as well as a storefront on the online collectible design marketplace 1stdibs, began the project by establishing an overarching creative direction for the collection with the CB2 team. He then partnered with dealers in cities such as Berlin and Milan to help source furniture, lighting, and accessories. “Once we assembled a critical mass of pieces, the team traveled to Europe to review the items first-hand,” he says. “The collection is eclectic. It represents a broad survey of 20th-century design, drawing upon a range of styles, materials, and textures of different origins and decorative arts traditions.”
Expect pieces such as lamps, nesting tables, a 1970s chrome and leather chaise lounge by Italian designer Guido Faleschini, and a 1960s desk by Italian designer Guglielmo Ulrich, ranging from $60 to $11,500. The collection rolls into the Seattle CB2 store on Wednesday, April 24, and makes its way to the Vancouver store on Thursday, March 14.
“We’re always looking for new ways to keep our assortment current and help our customers express their personality at home,—and as curious, design-obsessed people, our interest in vintage design comes naturally,” says CB2’s president, Ryan Turf. “We were excited about introducing a vintage offering into our assortment and knew [Charlie] was the right collaborator to bring it to life.”
CB2, University Village, 2660 NE 49th Street; cb2.com