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Wendell Castle

Wendell Castle, Tri-Hard Floor Lamp, USA, 1993, 1993

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Father of the art furniture movement, Wendell Castle has been a sculptor, designer, and educator …

Father of the art furniture movement, Wendell Castle has been a sculptor, designer, and educator for more than four decades, influencing the art and design world with his graceful and whimsical pieces. His work has led to the development of handcrafted, modern designer furniture as a major art form and his name is …

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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, ‘Wendell Castle, Tri-Hard Floor Lamp, USA, 1993’, 1993, Todd Merrill Studio
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About the work
Todd Merrill Studio
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Father of the art furniture movement, Wendell Castle has been a sculptor, designer, and educator …

Father of the art furniture movement, Wendell Castle has been a sculptor, designer, and educator for more than four decades, influencing the art and design world with his graceful and whimsical pieces. His work has led to the development of handcrafted, modern designer furniture as a major art form and his name is …

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
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

Wendell Castle, Tri-Hard Floor Lamp, USA, 1993, 1993

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