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Liz O'Brien forms partnership, launches new collection
Sep 15, 2011

Decorative arts dealer Liz O'Brien announces the formation of a new partnership with her former client, Michael Raynes. The new company, based in New York, will operate under the same name, and debut a high-end furniture and accessories collection, Liz O'Brien Editions, in early October of this year.
Liz O'Brien forms partnership, launches new collection
O'Brien opened her first gallery in 1993 and has been a leader in establishing the market for mid-century design.  Editions is a collection of carefully selected designs which have been created and produced with the intent to offer a refreshing alternative to the style-conscious customer.  By bridging the gap between historical design and contemporary interiors, Editions will bring an exciting new take on the upscale furniture market.
“The debut of this collection is a natural next step for me. It has been a dream of mine to make these tried and true classics accessible to a broader audience,” said O’Brien.
Raynes, who trained as a lawyer, worked for 15 years as a banker at Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup. Originally a client of O’Brien’s, Raynes has a strong respect for her business acumen and her sophisticated view of the decorative arts. 
"I have always been an avid admirer of Liz's keen eye for great design and I am excited about working together on our new furniture and accessories collection,” said Raynes. 

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