Based in Bangall, New York, Chris Lehrecke designs inspired works of art in the form of fine furniture. Lehrecke quickly established himself within the world of designer furniture and is well known for his unique, wood-based designs. His wife, Gabriella Kiss, designs beautiful jewlery pieces as well as artful additions for Lerecke’s furniture. Driven by their passion for quality craftmanship and original design, the couple’s latest exhibition showcases their united talents. Unfolding a new chapter at Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Lehrecke’s work illuminates the diverse nature of art within sculptural furniture and jewelry.
Chris Lehrecke has designed furniture for over three decades. Although trained as a studio artist, Lehrecke turned to the art of furniture in the early 80s. He began by designing custom pieces for architects and interior designers, yet quickly honed his own practice and made a name for his himself within the world of high-end design. Due to his eye for timeless shapes paired with natural lines, Lehrecke’s designs evolved into a limited production line of lamps, benches, stools, daybeds, pedestals, tables, and bed frames. Each piece reverberates Lehrecke’s aesthetic, which is defined by his crisp, modern style, quality of materials, and simplistic ethos. Represented by Ralph Pucci International, Lehrecke’s work truly reflects the epitome of high-end design.
Gabriella Kiss creates jewelry pieces that reveal the beauty within the smallest aspects of nature. Her earrings and necklaces personify snakes, wasps, ants, and bees- highlighting the subtle splendor of living creatures. Working with gemstones full of color, Kiss’ aesthetic is elegant, simplistic and wearable. Exuding a similar philosophy of design and curiosity, Kiss and Lehrecke often collaborate on design projects. For Lehrecke’s Elm Branch Series, Gabriella designed the mushroom-shaped handles. Creating artful additions to furniture as well as her own wooden marvels (rolling tortoise shell seats), Kiss’ imagination and curiosity inspires her to build organic decorations for your home or hand.