Wendell Castle (1932-2018) was an American designer, architect, and furniture maker. He studied at the University of Kansas before moving to Rochester, New York in 1962 to teach at the School for American Crafts and establish a permanent studio. Credited as the founding father of the American crafts movement, Castle redefined sculpture and design by seamlessly merging the two into a single discipline. His furniture was his art, every bit as expressive and powerful as sculpture. His approach to design was truly innovative, boldly embracing new technologies such as 3D modelling and robotics without ever compromising on high-level craftsmanship. His furniture designs for residential clients, public spaces and churches represent a unique exploration of the qualities and possibilities of wood and fibreglass.

Works of Art

I Give it All

Arm in Arm

Melting in Air