Marking the first public exhibition to present the experimental furniture collaborations of innovative interior design firm Kelly Behun I Studio, R 20th Century gallery is showing a wild selection of vintage and contemporary pieces from the studio.
The effect is a gallery that feels like one of the coolest loft apartments you've ever visited. Some pieces, like Kelly Behun's Op Art cocktail table, require no explanation, but Wendell Castle's Fat Albert light demands a second, or third look...and you'll want to look.
From left: After Victor // "Op Art" cocktail table in hand-forged steel with digitally printed and laminated glass top. Edition 1 of 10. Designed by kelly behun | studio, USA, 2012. 40" L x 40" Wx 15" H; "Fat Albert" floor lamp in silver auto body paint on gel-coated fiberglass-reinforced plastic with a single bulb. Series designed by Wendell Castle, 1969. Eight examples being made and signed by Wendell Castle, Rochester, New York, 2009-2011. 79" L x 21" W x 41" H
The exhibition is on view at R 20th Century through October 27.
Photos: Courtesy of kellly behun|STUDIO, Wendell Castle, and R 20th Century