Wendell Castle (1932 – 2018) was one of America’s most important contemporary furniture makers, with several distinct stylistic phases in his career. At first he employed both exotic and native American woods to produce furniture characterized by biomorphic forms and attenuated surrealism.
With the dream of owning a huge house comes the anticipation of an expansive back yard, where you can extend your design aesthetic into your outdoor spaces with amazing furniture. I first saw Opiary Design’s DrilliumChair at ICFF 2021; snapping a few photos and making a mental note to find out more about this exciting ‘green’ design. When I saw the chair again recently at ICFF 2022.I knew the time had come to feature it in this space, because it is just fantastic. Continue reading Eye On Design: Opiary Drillium Club Chair→
Grotto Console with Twin Stone Candelabra (All Photos By Gail)
You’ve seen the ‘otherworldly’ furniture designs of Chris Schanck in this space before, and I’m sure you’ll agree that they never fails to turn heads. Whether you’re already a fan or on the cusp of becoming one, get ready to be dazzled by many more of Schank’s maverick designs in the coming months as we showcase selections from Off World, the artist’s current and long-running exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan. Among the numerous stand-out pieces in Off World is this wildly successful experiment with a bold Pomegranate red color, as seen on the above console, which is part of the designer’s Grotto series. Continue reading Eye On Design: Pomegranate Grotto Console By Chris Schanck→
Jungle Fool Sculpture (All Photos By Gail Unless Otherwise Noted)
Do you love living in NYC, but occasionally like to take a Day Trip so you can get a new cultural perspective, or just go out in nature and explore? I love doing that, but sadly there must generally be an impetus that motivates me to make a plan. Planning (ugh!) is not my favorite thing, but it is sometimes necessary to achieve the goal of having a crazy fun new adventure. Recently, I took day trip with my art-loving pal Teddy outside the City via Metro-North. The impetus: The Haas Brothers have an exhibit at the Katonah Museum of Art!