Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms, Works from 1959-1979

September 27, 2013 - February 2, 2014

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA


Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms offers a glimpse into the prolific oeuvre of an iconic American studio designer. Presenting works from the late 50s through the late 70s, Wandering Forms showcases the technical proficiency and innovation and spirit that has continually characterized Castle's work.

Photo courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design


Wendell Castle’s exploration of form and function blurs the boundaries between art, craft and design and has changed the way we look at furniture today.
The first major investigation into his iconic and groundbreaking early work in more than 20 years, this exhibition surveys the renowned American designer’s wood and fiberglass objects, and presents related materials from his archives.

The handmade pieces created by Wendell Castle in Rochester, New York, helped shape the American studio furniture movement throughout the 1960s and 1970s, and he remains one of the most important American furniture makers working today.

"Wandering Forms" includes a variety of furniture pieces from chairs and tables to lighting and the intricate drawings from Castle’s archives.
This exhibition originated at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum to coincide with Castle’s 80th birthday and was organized by curator Evan Snyderman and Aldrich executive director Alyson Baker. It was designed by Cooper Joseph Studio.