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Fabrics by the atelier Hechizoo, during the exhibition «Voyages and Explorations». The founding partner, the architect Jorge Lizarazo, worked for Calatrava and Fuksas before starting his own atelier in Bogotà.
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Since it first opened in 2001, Cristina Grajales Gallery, a space for contemporary design and twentieth century icons, has taken New York by storm. Cristina Grajales is the brains behind this project; one of the most respected people in the business. With an enthusiasm which has no equals, Cristina researches, explores, experiments and displays both design icons and fresh new ideas by emerging talents, who she nurtures with great passion.

Cristina Grajales has more than 25 years' experience in the field. Between 1990 and 2000, she directed the 1950 Gallery. And by being the first gallery in the USA to stock pieces by Jean Prouvé and Serge Mouille, Cristina turned this iconic New York space into the main American dealer of European furniture, interior design and lighting design. What's more, working as a consultant for contemporary design collectors pushed her, in a desire to satisfy clients' requests, to start her own gallery. And this success was almost predictable. 

The Paraguayan Pedro Barrail studied art and architecture at the University of Miami. Latin tradition and modern design concepts come together in the exhibition «Welcome to the Jungle».
The Paraguayan Pedro Barrail studied art and architecture at the University of Miami. Latin tradition and modern design concepts come together in the exhibition «Welcome to the Jungle».

Furniture, lighting design, pottery, metals, fabrics and works of art: this is the wide range available at Cristina Grajales Gallery. All the pieces on show have one main prerogative in common; they all have to be “authentic, honest and original”. Cristina is coherent in all of her choices, but also apt to take risks and to experiment with brand new ideas. She brings  together and pulls apart objects in a variety of different materials, styles and historical periods, in a way which is extremely unique to her. 

The furniture and sculptural lamps by French sculptor Christophe Come. These pieces were built for the exhibition «Material Transformation», using industrial materials.
The furniture and sculptural lamps by French sculptor Christophe Come. These pieces were built for the exhibition «Material Transformation», using industrial materials.
A group exhibiton with pieces by Tabor & Villalobos and other twelve artists.
A group exhibiton with pieces by Tabor & Villalobos and other twelve artists.
A group exhibition, where artists were inspired by the city of New York.
A group exhibition, where artists were inspired by the city of New York.

This gallery is a sort of platform for exploring new ideas. In an agenda rich in exhibitions, be it individual artists or collectives, design and art go side by side, often blending seamlessly together. Each year, Cristina enters her installations in the most important international fairs like Art Basel/Miami, Art + Design or The Salon in New York. Everything she does revolves around her clients, the dealers she works with and above all collectors, interior designers and architects, which can avail themselves of an in-house  consulting service. There is even a special section of books to broaden the public's knowledge on the artists on show. 

In occasion of Design Miami, a group exhibition with pieces by John-Paul Philippe and Suzanne Tick.
In occasion of Design Miami, a group exhibition with pieces by John-Paul Philippe and Suzanne Tick.

Passion, enthusiasm, curiosity, expertise and hard work: these are the ingredients of Cristina Grajales' success. She began her career as an interior design consultant and today, she is a real trendsetter. From July this year, Cristina Grajales Gallery will move to a new loaction in the Fashion District in Chelsea, not far from the Empire State Building. This space will be a few kilometres north of the famous Greene Street, which was her home during the first fourteen years of her career. And we can't wait to check it out!

Image below: Sebastian Errazuriz, Beautiful Premonitions

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Cristina Grajales Gallery

New address from the 30th June:

152 West 25th Street, 3rd floorNew York, NY 10001, U.S.A.

Tel +1  212 219 9941

 

Open from 
Mon-Fri: 10am - 6pm 
Closed on
Saturday and Sunday

 

E-mail: info@cristinagrajalesinc.com

www.cristinagrajalesinc.com

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