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Wendell Castle, Foyer Console Table, USA, 2003

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Father of the art furniture movement, Wendell Castle was 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 revered above all others in the field. His bold pieces are crafted from rare and beautiful hardwoods, plastics, veneers, and metals in a timeless contemporary style. His expression of color and exotic materials are synonymous with the Wendell Castle name. Born and educated in Kansas, Castle moved to Rochester, New York in 1961 and taught at the School for American Craftsmen. Medium: Carved, polychromed, and crackle-lacquered wood, burlwood Dimensions: 38 1/2h x 37 1/2w x 16 1/2d in Condition: Little to no wear, very good condition. Carved signature and date

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  • Dimensions
    H 16 in. x W 37 in. x D 38 in.H 40.64 cm x W 93.98 cm x D 96.52 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU800813660462
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About Wendell Castle (Maker)

Wendell Castle was an American furniture maker celebrated for his experimental creations in wood and plastic. He was one of the first to create seating, lighting and tables that resemble sculpture, otherwise known as art furniture. A founding father of the American Studio movement , Castle was known for his craftsmanship and broke new ground in the 1960s with the stack-laminate technique, which involves layering and then sanding thin sheets of wood. In the ’70s, he transitioned to using gel-coated plastic in bright colors.


Castle integrated both mediums in his designs from the 2000s, which, like his vintage pieces, are characterized by curved, biomorphic lines and whimsical undertones. Ever the innovator, he integrated computers and robots in his later production process to come up with wildly imaginative forms. Castle was working on a new body of work when he passed away in 2018 at the age of 85. Read more about Wendell Castle in Introspective magazine

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