Barry Goralnick Debuts Expansion of Currey & Company Collection
With a focus on furniture, the new introductions emulate calligraphy shapes, bamboo details and expand on Greek key motifs.
Artemis Writing Desk
New York based architect, interior designer and product designer Barry Goralnick debuts new designs with Currey & Company, a leading manufacturer in designer lighting, furnishing and décor.
With a focus on furniture, these new introductions specifically draw on influences from ancient civilizations, while featuring Goralnick’s signature Blended Modern approach. The pieces work with styles from modern to traditional, always providing a sense of simple glamour that speaks volumes with ease.
Koji Credenza and Nightstand: These pieces have a serene presence. The curved sides and feet emulate calligraphy shapes found in Asian characters, while the cream-colored faux shagreen is framed in beechwood and highlighted with custom brass pulls, giving it an organic and simple feel.
Artemis Writing Desk: The Artemis desk is the latest addition to Goralnick’s Artemis family for Currey & Company. The spirit of this desk is simultaneously modern and ancient. It plays with the scale and application of the Greek key motif in a graphic, show-stopping piece. The simplicity of a waterfall table is married with a single over-scaled, asymmetrical Greek key, featuring a gorgeous Caviar Black finish with a hand-applied stringing of gold leaf.
Hari Bench: The design of the sides of this bench expands the Greek key motif in Goralnick’s work for Currey & Company. The universal form was found in ancient civilizations all over the world – interestingly, in cultures that could not have communicated with each other. In this piece, the sides are a stylized version of the form often found in Asian design. The tapered leg with the curved foot also serves as a motif that hearkens back to calligraphy.
Merle Finn Safari Chair: A classic club chair framed with a faux bamboo detail, this piece features a beechwood finish in weathered walnut. The faux bamboo detail provides a modern version of a popular, centuries-old element that has been found in many lavish designs from Louis XVI to Billy Baldwin.
“When designing new furniture, I find myself drawing inspiration from personal passions: world history and film,” says Goralnick. “Asian-inspired motifs in Western design date as far back in history as the Silk Road. By the Twentieth Century, many of these design motifs appeared in films, prompting Hollywood stars (and eventually the general public) to decorate their homes to match the lavish lifestyle of film. It brings me great joy to design furniture pieces that honor the history of these ancient civilizations in a way that feels both glamorous and quietly simple.”
The Barry Goralnick for Currey & Company collection furniture additions debuted at High Point Market this spring and are available to-the-trade. Visit Currey & Company on the 5th Floor of The New York Design Center in Suite 506.