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Wendell Castle

Triad Chair, 2006

Fiberglass with silver leaf
37 × 36 × 34 in
94 × 91.4 × 86.4 cm
Edition of 8
This is part of a limited edition set.
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New York
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Friedman Benda
New York

Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, NY (Gold version)

Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, NY (Gold version)

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Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Signed: Castle 06
Wendell Castle
American, 1932–2018
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Wendell Castle is known as the father of art furniture. The artist and designer was a pioneer of a new type of handcrafted and sculptural form, one that blurred the line between art and craft when it emerged in the 1960s. Working in wood, including the technique he developed using stacked laminated wood, or in hand-carved Fiberglass, he creates bold and graceful expressions of pure form, voluminous shapes that reference the body. Along with his work as a sculptor, Castle was an educator, beginning at the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the early ‘60s. In 2007 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Design from the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Wendell Castle, ‘Triad Chair’, 2006, Friedman Benda
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About the work
Exhibition history
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Friedman Benda
New York

Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, NY (Gold version)

Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, NY (Gold version)

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Signed: Castle 06
Wendell Castle
American, 1932–2018
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Wendell Castle is known as the father of art furniture. The artist and designer was a pioneer of a new type of handcrafted and sculptural form, one that blurred the line between art and craft when it emerged in the 1960s. Working in wood, including the technique he developed using stacked laminated wood, or in hand-carved Fiberglass, he creates bold and graceful expressions of pure form, voluminous shapes that reference the body. Along with his work as a sculptor, Castle was an educator, beginning at the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the early ‘60s. In 2007 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Design from the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Wendell Castle

Triad Chair, 2006

Fiberglass with silver leaf
37 × 36 × 34 in
94 × 91.4 × 86.4 cm
Edition of 8
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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