Five vintage designs that caught the eye of New York photographer Nicole Franzen

Nicole's Wish List

NYC-based interiors, food, and travel photographer Nicole Franzen is at the top of her game. Working with giants like Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, and Veuve Cliquot, just to mention a few, Franzen is all about showing us that effortless beauty is around us—in design, cuisine, and people.

Nicole's work has a singular serene quality—a clean, contemporary gentility—so it was no surprise to find out that her taste in furnishings reveals a taste for timeless, grounded elegance. Full of lush textures and material contrasts within a sophisticated range of neutral tones and classic forms from the 20th century, Nicole’s wishlist will have you itching to redecorate.


JH-501 Chair by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen

“I fell in love with these classic Hans Wegner chairs on a recent trip to Copenhagen. The caning is so elegant.”


Eros Coffee Table by Angelo Mangiarotti

“This is an Italian dream of a coffee table. I’m totally obsessed with Magiarotti's shapes, and I love the color and veining of this marble.”


Easy Chairs by Flemming Lassen for A.J. Iversen

“These sheepskin easy chairs just demand that you to curl up with a good book on a rainy day. So cosy; it feels like a hug.”


Bridge Lamp by Severin Hansen Jr. for Haslev Møbelsnedkeri

“I am a big fan of pleated lamp shades; so chic and timeless. I stumbled across this rare beauty and fell in love.”


Les Arcs Stool by Charlotte Perriand

“I love the understated grace of these Perriand stools. They're so simple yet demand attention.”

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