Friedman Benda is a platform for key narratives in design that intersect contemporary art, craft, architecture and cutting-edge technological research. Spanning five continents and four generations, Friedman Benda represents a roster of seminal established and emerging designers, as well as historically significant estates. Since 2007, the gallery’s exhibitions, publications and collaborations with institutions have played a vital role in the development of the contemporary design market and scholarship.
Friedman Benda is the primary gallery for a roster of seminal contemporary designers and the Estates of Wendell Castle, Ettore Sottsass and Shiro Kuramata. Spanning five continents and four generations, the gallery’s program promotes key narratives in the intersection of design, craft, cutting-edge technological research, architecture, and visual and conceptual art. Founded in 2007, the gallery’s exhibitions and publications have played a vital role in the development of the contemporary design market and education. Over the past ten years, Friedman Benda has worked with over fifty museums and institutions worldwide, advising on scholarship, acquisitions and exhibitions.