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Craftsmanship in America: here are some Art Galleries as reference


It’s not unusual to associate craftsmanship mostly with European cities and countries all of whom have their very own history and legacy. However, the United States of America is also home for some of the most talented master artisansartistsdesigners and art galleries in the world, and we’re letting you in on some good examples of Art Galleries to check out some

A little historical context before introducing our list: the American Craftsman style, along with a wide diversity of related European design movements, was born from the British Arts and Crafts movement, all the way back in the 1860s. The British movement a reaction against the Industrial Revolution‘s depreciation of the individual worker and the resulting degradation of human labor’s dignity.

Since then, there have been many examples of arts and crafts being brought to the table in USA soil, exploring many possibilities both from within the country and also from other origins. If you happen to be passing by NYC and you want to have a closer look at the American style in craftsmanship then the list below will provide you with some relevant references.

Friedman Benda

Craftsmanship in America: here are some Art Galleries as reference

Founded in 2007, the gallery has an essential role in the development of the contemporary design market and education and takes a unique approach to work which merges the fields of designcraft and artFriedman Benda is truly dedicated to showcasing established and emerging designers who create historically significant work and are at the forefront of their craftsmanship.

This gallery is known for supporting many artists. Among some of the most relevant names (American as well as others) are Adam Silverman, Andile Dyalvane, Andrea BranziCampana BrothersChris SchanckJoris Laarman, Jonathan Trayte Marcel Wanders, Misha KahnNajla El Zein, Paul Cocksedge, Shiro Kuramata,  and Wendell Castle.

Since 1973, Heller Gallery is renowned for its major role in the promotion of contemporary sculpture incorporating glass, having exhibited the best international artists who included glass in their masterpieces and is a precious resource for craftsmanship, artists, museums, and collectors worldwide.

The artists who exhibit at Heller have their own unique styles and craftsmanship techniques. Some testing the limits of the material in monumental sculptures or explore its fundamental qualities in art pieces that play with the interactions of color, light, transparency, and form. Others focus on emotion and myth or comment on art history by casting figurative sculptures, painting on glass, or creating complex large scale installations.

Several artworks entered prestigious public collections thanks to Heller Gallery’s exhibitions and support. New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art have acquired works from the gallery as have The Corning Museum of GlassThe Los Angeles County Museum of Art and numerous museums abroad, including Victoria & Albert MuseumMusee des Arts Decoratifs de Louvre, and Hokkaido Museum, among many others.

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Twenty First Gallery protects and sponsors some of the most skilled European craftsmanship and furniture designers of the contemporary period. The gallery, created in 2006, continues to stand in one of the highest pedestals thanks to its craftsmanship’s quality, excellence, and authenticity.

The art pieces it presents and its selections are trend makers and Vuaillat’s French sensibility and knowledgeable aesthetic perception is decisive in New York luxury environment.It provides exclusive selections of limited edition furniture and decorative art created with the most dedicated craftsmanship, beauty, and functionality.

The gallerist Renaud Vuaillat, one of the best curators in the world, adopts a domestic atmosphere for its gallery, with hardwood flooring, built-in amenities, and brick cladding. This is the perfect setting to receive and showcase exclusive collections born from the finest craftsmanship.

With twenty years of experience in the collectible design market, Renaud Vuaillat developed his instinct for giving personality and a unique style to living spaces. Located in the heart of Tribeca landmarks, his gallery place is an essential stop on the furniture design circuit. 

The Future Perfect

The art gallery The Future Perfect was founded in 2003 by David Alhadeff and owns an exquisite selection of masterpieces of fine craftsmanship. Since its birth, the gallery was celebrated thanks to its creative vision and careful curatorial approach.

Future Perfect showcases both fine craftsmanship pieces created in studios and handcrafted unique or limited-edition pieces. In the last 15 years, the gallery introduced some of the most extraordinary design talents of our era, among which we can count with some collectible designs by Lindsey AdelmanJason Miller, and Kristin Victoria Baron.

Carpenters Workshop Gallery produces and exhibits functional sculptures by international rising and already established artists and designers going outside their traditional territories of expression.

In 2015 Carpenters Workshop Gallery | New York was opened. This new space confirmed the gallery’s the leadership and dominant position in the international art and design fields.

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Moderne Gallery

Moderne Gallery is internationally celebrated for its fine qualityvintage 20th Century furniturelighting, and accessories since 1984. More than 20,000 square feet on five floors of its historic building in the Old City section of Philadelphia are filled with an extensive inventory, from French and American Art Deco and French 1940s-1950s to exclusive Wharton Esherick pieces. Moderne Gallery is unique in its specialization in vintage work from the American Studio Craft Movement.

In 1985 Moderne Gallery was the first gallery to promote the work of George Nakashima and still has the finest and largest selection in the US of his 1940’s-1980’s designs. Replying to the needs of art collectors who wanted to buy and sell studio crafts, Moderne Gallery extended its inventory to include vintage work by Sam MaloofWendell CastleArthur Espenet CarpenterDavid EbnerPeter VoulkosToshiko TakaezuViola FreyEdward MoulthropWilliam Hunter, and many others.


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