Lh Iconic Design Picks Volume 6

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Appease your desire for iconic designs with Love Happens’ 6th edition picks. These four exquisite works of art and design radiate timeless allure. Crafted to entice, they will surely enlighten your love for all things beautiful and luxurious. Enjoy!


Hermès Birkin

Hermès Birkin (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP via Getty Images)

The Birkin truly came as an invention for the modern woman. A bag born in 1984 on a flight from Paris to London, what says “Classic” more than that? And all thanks to Jane Birkin, one of the UK’s most prolific singers and actresses. Jane, mother of three, was a close friend of Hermès’ ​​Executive Chairman, Jean-Louis Dumas. After noticing Jane’s struggles to rummage through her weekend bag, he got inspired to create the perfect bag for a young mother! Everyone wants one. Yet, the Birkin is not only a bag; it is a state of mind, a demeanor… a lifestyle even. Endless leathers and hardware options in four sizes exist today, but to own this piece of history, you must either have a purchasing history with Hermès or find one on the vintage market. The Birkin is not only a handbag to carry; it is an icon for empowerment.

Object of Desire

David Webb’s Diamond Zebra Bracelet

Diamond Zebra Bracelet

Haute of Desire, the Diamond Zebra Bracelet is a brilliant work of art for the most decadent women. The Want and Need of all who admire the beauty of the animal kingdom. Apogee of artistry at the hands of American jeweler David Webb—lover of animal motifs and enamel patterns. Born in NC, David reinvented the craft of wearable art during his 50 years, a life lost too soon to cancer. Radiating individualism and freedom, the Zebra also appears iconically in the brand’s logo. Seen in Vogue in 1964, just a year after its debut, today, the original bracelet is in MoMA’s permanent collection. With its cabochon ruby eyes and 30+ hours of hand craftsmanship, Diana Vreeland, Elizabeth Taylor, and Jackie Kennedy all wore this stunning bracelet, bringing up its iconic status. Want one? Today you can order the bracelet handmade by the son of the original craftsman.


Dior’s Medallion Chair

"Miss Dior" Medallion chairs designed by French designer Philippe Starck for Dior (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)
“Miss Dior” Medallion chairs designed by French designer Philippe Starck for Dior (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

Dior’s Medallion chair is a must-have statement and icon of perfection. Born from the depths of the late 18th C Louis XVI style and associated with Dior since 1947, when it was selected to seat the heads of fashion during his shows, the chair is a symphony of true Parisian style. In 2021 Dior invited 17 artists to reinterpret the design, then showcased the chairs at Design/ Miami and Salone del Mobile.Milano. Again in 2022, Dior sought to reinterpret the iconic chair, this time with design master Philippe Starck. “Some have searched all their lives for the little black dress, I have always dreamed of the perfect little chair,” said the renowned designer who showcased his modern metal reinterpretation, named Miss Dior, in 24 styles during Milan Design Week. The original Medallion chair also lives on in a timeless blue-and-white toile version available from Dior Maison.

If Walls Could Talk


Studio 54 in New York City (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Studio 54 in New York City (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

We know you’ve heard of it, and maybe you’ve even visited the iconic Studio 54 in its heyday, when the likes of Diane Von Furstenberg, Andy Warhol, Cher, Bianca Jagger, and countless more fabulous celebrities partied at this quintessential New York City nightclub. Welcoming everyone with a love for disco, partying, and style since its opening in 1977. The club quickly gained notoriety and, as such and in tune with the wild disco era, became home to many wild stories and rumors that will never see the light of day. From white horses to a spectacular performance of Liza Minelli with Diana Ross, Studio 54 remains a secret and a dream of luxury lifestyle. After almost half a century of sleepless nights, iconic celebrity encounters, and tons of dancing, Studio 54 remains a staple visit for lovers of high fashion and design.

Words by Mariana Silva
Article Originally Appeared in Love Happens Volume 6
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