The Bruno Effect founder Carmine Bruno.

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Founded by former 1stDibs International managing director Carmine Bruno, the portal launched on November 10.

Bruno said: “This marketplace is a long time in the making. Though we started building it 18 months ago, I’ve believed for many years that there’s a better way to connect interior designers and collectors to a global supply of the finest antique, vintage and contemporary design.”

He said TBE aims to “liberate the design community by giving them what they want: one place to source the best global high-end furniture and collectibles and connect directly with the dealers”.


One of the items listed on The Bruno Effect: a 19th century Jamaican metamorphic table jardiniere attributed to Ralph Turnbull from dealer Thomas Coulborn & Sons with a price of £8500.

TBE also operates a digital publication called Effect Magazine and to celebrate the launch of the site TBE has teamed up with American designer Schuyler Samperton and British interior designer Shalini Misra who have curated collections on the site this month.