The importance of design in our society is reflected in the growing prominence it has in permanent collections of prestigious international institutions including Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (our alma mater), MoMA and many other museums; meanwhile the number of design related fairs increases every year.
We believe in understanding the objects we invite into our lives. Functionality and aesthetic appeal are the first steps. The creative expression of these objects speak of a time, place, attitude and intention. These elements introduce a cultural statement with a level of value beyond function and materials.
Understanding this part of an object’s story enables us to perceive the value of collecting design. Informed and intentional choices create a conscious statement about ourselves, our time, and consequently our collective material culture.
Artecase brings passion and the highest level of scholarship and connoisseurship to clients looking to make this type of acquisition. Our services range from the sourcing of single object to the development of a collection over time.
We invite you to watch a video presentation of our services here.