Michael Peter Bruno is trying himself as a developer today. He shared the secret of success and plans for the future with Minimalism magazine. Bruno is a born entrepreneur: he is successful in everything he undertakes. His most famous project is the 1stdibs website: an online store that brings together dealers working in the art and antique furniture market. The project started in 2000 after Michael had visited Paris a year earlier.

“I was walking around the flea market in Clignancourt and suddenly I thought: what if these French people had access to American buyers? The idea turned out to be good.”


The gallery room. Leather armchair, J. Kine. Hungarian ceramics, L. Gorka, 1960s, Robert Altman Gallery. Pair of Maison Jansen consoles, 1960. Leather sofa and armchairs, design. G. van den Berg, Montis. The engravings on the left were bought in Madrid.

Dressing room next to the master bedroom. The walls are custom-made wallpaper designed by W. Smith with a stylized pattern of stone texture. Wardrobe, 1970, in maple burl found at a flea market in Paris.

Arched windows – the dignity of the property. Ralph Lauren wallpaper.

A 15th-century table bought in Antwerp has been restored in such a way that it looks surprisingly modern. On the wall are a pair of vintage bronze lamps from the Laurin Copen gallery.

Above the fireplace is a portrait of Bruno by N. Wallin. On the other wall is a painting from the 1900s, bought in Antwerp. Pair of armchairs 1950s T.-H. Robsjohn. Chandelier Tristan, Lucca Studio. Table with marble top from Belgium. Ralph Lauren wallpaper.

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