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.
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.
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.
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
Cristina Grajales Gallery
New address from the 30th June:
152 West 25th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10001, U.S.A.
Tel +1 212 219 9941
Mon-Fri: 10am - 6pm
Saturday and Sunday