After a hiatus of about four years, I once again have my own workspace and showroom in New York City. Located on the fourth floor of the New York Design Center at 200 Lexington, and called (unsurprisingly) Weinberg Modern, it is my new home away from home, which I will occupy Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except when I am not here, so it is best to call ahead if you plan on visiting. Modestly sized at 600 or so square feet, it affords me a small office for my research and writing ventures, and enough space to showcase about a hundred objects, several dozen pieces of furniture, and about 200 design and architecture books from my collection, all of which are for sale. More of my inventory can be seen on my website.
While I am aware that the glamorous and exciting world of modern design dealing has its not-so-glamorous or exciting sides, I am nonetheless invigorated by getting back into the fray, and am looking forward to even the quotidian aspects of running a gallery. And yes, even though I’ve only been open for a few weeks, I’ve already had someone in whose grandmother had all the stuff I’m showing. Amazing what four years will do for one’s tolerance.
Also, I lo-o-ove (a big Ghislaine-like love) having an office, even if it is only a small desk with my computer on it (cleverly concealed behind the Eamses screen in the photo) and a few bays of a wall unit full of books. The relative tranquility of the design center, compared to a storefront in SoHo, is the perfect ambience for blogging and studying. Vintage design, vintage design books, my 27-inch iMac, quiet, and time—it’s hard to ask for more, unless you count selling a lot of things.
I am planning an exhibition for June, showing furniture prototypes from the Midwestern modernist Henry Glass and mid-century lighting designs from the Bill Lam Workshop of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Before that, I will host an opening reception during ICFF week on Thursday, May 13, from 6-8 P.M. Look for information here or on Facebook, or e-mail me at email@example.com. Better yet, come see the showroom sooner rather than later—and take some of the M&Ms, please.