The destination after the WTC was a walk to 82 Franklin, to the gallery called R and Company. We had seen an ad or article about a showing of Jeff Zimmerman’s glass blowing art and wanted very much to see it.
The gallery space is beautiful – bright, white walls, some exposed brick, high ceilings, all perfect for large light fixtures Zimmerman is famous for.
The Zimmerman bio on the R and Company website is a little more complete than the NYT article and worth the read.
His work was eclectic and electric – some pieces looked like they weren’t glass, but were….
The centerpiece in the gallery was the blue glass chandelier....
And closer up..
I made the rookie mistake of guessing the price of the blue chandelier.
The photos don’t do the work justice. It’s quite stunning and I’d kill for a space to have one hanging. It would take owning a city loft with high ceilings. A couple in the gallery at the same time we were were in the market to BUY the blue chandelier, even asking for a tear sheet of the specs to take home. Yes Virginia, there is money in NYC! [This will now be a dead giveaway as to the price answer of the quiz above.]
The downstairs in the gallery is devoted to superb mid-century modern furniture – drool worthy chairs and tables that had us wanting to build an all glass house as well as owning a city loft for the Zimmerman pieces. Who me, dream too big?
Yes please. The Cone Chair by Vernor Panton.
Not doing this table justice with my lousy photo, the patina of this table had us wanting to take it home in the car. By Greta Magnusson Grossman
This credenza (and almost all the modern fuirniture) brought me back to my youth, growing up in a real deal modern home, surrounded by Knoll and Eames and credenzas that looked just like this.
Note: There wasn’t a price tag to be seen and few if any prices are available on their website. Goes to prove that age old adage If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.
We left empty handed.