Our Favorite Picks From Tory Burch’s Female Makers Curation for 1stDibs

Our Favorite Picks From Tory Burch’s Female Makers Curation for 1stDibs

Tory Burch doesn’t need a nudge like Women’s History Month as a reason to support and uplift female talent. She’s featured the works of female artists and makers–both vintage and contemporary–within a number of personal and professional projects over the years. Having yet another reason to support women, though, certainly doesn’t hurt. This month, Tory Burch has teamed up with 1stDibs to launch a curated selection of pieces by female artists and makers. Works by luminaries such as Gabriella Crespi, Helen Frankenthaler, and Charlotte Perriand make the mix of more than 70 pieces, as do works by more discoverable talents.

“We strive to empower women every day, but March is a wonderful opportunity to amplify their contributions,” says Burch. Through the partnership, 1stDibs will also support the Tory Burch Foundation, which provides women entrepreneurs access to capital, education, and digital resources.

Our Favorite Picks From Tory Burch’s Female Makers Curation for 1stDibs

In addition to the work the foundation contributes (including awarding more than 4,800 female business owners with more than $75 million in grants and loans in partnership with the Bank of America Capital Program), Burch’s personal design choices keep in mind women’s creative pursuits. In the fashion mogul’s 1929 Georgian estate in Southampton, for example, the primary bedroom pays tribute to American design legend Bunny Mellon, featuring a dreamy assemblage of Colefax and Fowler chintz, framed botanical prints, and potted topiaries.

Even more recently, Tory Burch’s Mercer Street store in Soho opened with a number supporting elements by female artists and makers. For starters, the brand partnered with the International Center of Photography to promote the works of four female photographers, whose works are on framed display in the shop’s entry. Burch also commissioned a ceramic chandelier by artist Francesca DiMattio, who hand-painted the fixture’s delicate floral motifs on-site. And in the backyard, AD100 landscape designer Miranda Brooks crafted an idyllic urban garden. “This is probably the most personal store that I have ever designed with a team of extraordinary people,” Burch shared in a video tour with AD of the space.

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Whether it’s her personal Hamptons getaway or public storefronts, Burch (with help from designer Daniel Romualdez) creates welcoming interiors abound collected items with histories to tell. Just like a number of the pieces decorating her spaces, the practice is one that was inherited. Growing up in a 250-year-old house in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Burch was surrounded by found objects. “My parents were the ultimate collectors,” she told AD PRO in 2019. “They always brought things back from places they went: antiques, pottery, and porcelain.”