Since 2000, Todd Merrill Studio has been renowned for its glamorous and eclectic mix of twentieth-century design. As one of the first gallerists to realize the significance of post-war American studio design, Merrill has dramatically increased its popularity. In 2009, shortly after Rizzoli published Modern Americana: Studio Furniture from High Craft to High Glam (2008), Merrill launched Studio Contemporary, an exhibition-based program representing an international group of established and emerging contemporary artists. Today, the work of these artists is in high demand among collectors, designers, and curators around the world. This innovative program presents a diverse group of artists working today each sharing an underlying drive to push the materials that comprise their works to their absolute aesthetic limits. Their dynamic, unique, and frequently groundbreaking pieces contribute to today’s increasingly relevant grey space between art and design.
- Todd Merrill