Iconic Artist Wendell Castle Talks Contemporary Furniture Design at Dwell on Design NY

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By Allie Weiss / Published by Dwell
The established artist and designer joins us for a discussion about what's next in furniture.

On Friday, October 2, at Dwell on Design New York, Dennis Miller will moderate a discussion with three industry leaders—designers Wendell Castle, Donna Feldman of Dmitriy & Co., and Jiun Ho. Titled "Contemporary Furniture Design: A Dynamic New Era," the session will be held at 2:45 p.m at Skylight Clarkson Sq in New York City.

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"Above Within Beyond" is a bronze outdoor sculpture that was displayed at Friedman Benda's show "Gathering Momentum" in the spring of 2015.

Wendell Castle has been a sculptor and designer for more than four decades. An influential artist, his work has led to the development of handcrafted, modern designer furniture as a major art form. His bold pieces are crafted from rare and beautiful hardwoods, plastics, veneers, and metals. Click through the slideshow to glimpse some of his whimsical creations.

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The Cloud Lounge chair features sweeping mahogany arms.

Get your tickets now to join us for the show. For a full list of panelists, see this page of Dwell on Design New York's website.

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Castle's "Like a Dream" sculpture doubles as a seat.

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A steam-bent, solid wood frame seems to defy gravity in the Wendell Lounge chair.

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This weighty sculpture, "Tempted," is an impressive ode to wood.

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