November 17th, 2017 New York, NY - Maison Gerard is thrilled to announce Achille Salvagni: Five Years of Creation, an exhibition curated by gallery owner Benoist F. Drut, who introduced the furniture designs of the Rome-based architect and designer to the US. It will be on view at the gallery’s No. 43 location on East 10th Street from November 29, 2017 through January 16, 2018. This will be the designer’s first comprehensive exhibition in the United States, bringing together his exceptional range and mastery of furniture-making over the past five years.
The exhibition will showcase nearly thirty custom designs by Achille Salvagni Atelier with several created exclusively for the occasion. In addition, the exhibition will also be the first viewing of Salvagni’s tabletop collection, featuring rich Prussian blue and opulent gold accents. Lutèce, for JL Coquet, the French, Limoges company established in 1824.
A trained architect, Salvagni founded Achille Salvagni Atelier in 2013, a studio devoted to the production of limited edition furniture and lighting of extraordinary craftsmanship. In the same year, Maison Gerard began to represent Salvagni and introduced his works to the US market. Salvagni is renowned for infusing the decorative grandeur of the Roman Empire into distinctive and innovative contemporary forms. Using mahogany, rosewood, royal oak, laurel, onyx, bronze, gold, and glass, the Atelier produces magnificent pieces with the collaboration of skilled artisans (many of whom are renowned for traditional bronze carving for the Vatican City and cabinet making for the Quirinal Palace). Continuing the legacy of Salvagni’s Roman forefathers, even the smallest details of the Atelier’s works are the result of meticulous craftsmanship and historical reflection, from patinas to door-handles to hinges. Key works by Salvagni have achieved notable results in recent auctions at Sotheby’s and his works are in the private collections of Michael Bloomberg, Paul Simon, and Gisele Bundchen, among others.
“With this exhibition, I wanted to highlight the incredible range of Salvagni’s contemporary works, highlighting some of my favorite pieces along with the latest from this incredibly talented and poetic designer,” states Drut.