Wendell Castle is widely recognized as one of the most important living furniture makers in America. He has been credited with helping establish the studio furniture movement in the late 1960s and his work is held in more than fifty museum collections worldwide. As a designer and teacher, he has influenced generations of international furniture makers.
Castle's dedication to exceptional craftsmanship sets his work apart, as does his undeniable mastery of form. Many of his pieces appear to be growing out of the ground; the sensual, organic curves he coaxes out through his woodworking are unparalleled.
In the late 1960s he pioneered a process of hand carving Fiberglas that was influenced by his woodworking techniques. The "AutoPlastic" exhibition at R Gallery (2004) reintroduced this plastic work to the art and design market and launched the production of a limited edition series of these exceptional hand crafted works. R Gallery represents these editions in addition to our collection of unique vintage pieces.