81-year-old designer Wendell Castle may be the grandfather of Fine Arts Furniture movement, but that hasn’t slowed down his innovating spirit. Working out of his converted grain mill studio in upstate New York, Castle continues to explore new ways to meld the vocabulary of a craftsman with that of a sculptor. The designer’s upcoming show at Friedman Benda achieves this harmonious balance with an exhibition of nest-like seats rendered in bronze and wood. Here, Castle gives a little insight into his artful approach to design.
“Wendell Castle: Gathering Momentum” is on view until April 30th at Friedman Benda, 515 W 26th Street, New York.