Site-specific collections set the tone in every location where Future Perfect stages its idea of collectibles. After opening Brooklyn, imagined as a conceptual, hybrid space, somewhere between an exhibition room, a store and an incubator of new talents – including the debuts of now important names like Lindsey Adelman, David Wiseman and Jason Miller – the passion for avant-garde design of founder David Alhadeff has led to the creation in 2009 of a second location in New York, this time in Manhattan inside the former studio of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
A place where outstanding international names like Michael Anastassiades and Piet Hein Eek have shown their works alongside emerging ceramists and artisans, in an exquisite dialogue of pure creativity. Solo shows by Chris Wolston, John Hogan, Christopher Stuart and the studio ROOMS of Tbilisi have triggered the success of The Future Perfect, making it one of the most highly acclaimed galleries in the world of collectibles.
The success has prompted the founder to open another space in 2013 in San Francisco, followed in 2017 by Casa Perfect in Los Angeles, with the idea of showing art-design one-offs inside magnificent private residences. The first setting chosen in LA was a modernist mansion designed by David Hyun in the sophisticated Hollywood Hills. In 2018 Casa Perfect LA made an appearance inside the luxurious Trousdale Estates, in a house that once belonged to Elvis Presley and was designed in 1958 by Rex Lotery; in 2020, the focus turned to a Seventies house by the architect Raul F. Garduno.
“The new space for Casa Perfect LA is extraordinary – David Alhadeff says. The Casa Perfect concept has always been linked to magnificent works of architecture, as the perfect setting for the contemporary design of The Future Perfect. In this case, it is a jewel that has remained practically intact since 1971. I am particularly proud to present the work of the artist Matthew Day Jackson, a playful kind of design created in an impeccable way and shaped by hand.”
Masterpieces by artists and designers are scattered through the various areas of the house, including works by Floris Wubben, Chris Wolston, John Hogan, Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Bari Ziperstein, Eric Roinestad, Cody Hoyt, Ben & Aja Blanc, Seungjin Yang, Christopher Stuart and Reinaldo Sanguino, De La Espada, Calico Wallpaper, Lindsey Adelman, David Weeks…
In a vibrant, extraordinary atmosphere, Casa Perfect New York kicks off its aesthetic vision in the enchantment of the West Village: a sumptuous residence with a sculptural staircase by the famous British architect David Chipperfield, featuring a large garden by renowned landscape designer Miranda Brooks.
“As soon as I opened Casa Perfect in Los Angeles, I immediately knew I wanted to replicate the concept in New York,” says David Alhadeff. “The most crucial step was finding the right space to bring the concept to life in an authentic way that felt true to The Future Perfect’s vision. Casa is first and foremost about the experience. The shopping comes second. The five-story townhouse I found will assuredly create a meaningful and noteworthy experience.”
Casa Perfect New York is perhaps the most daring challenge faced to date by Alhadeff, who has reinvented the traditional display format, transforming it into a visually extraordinary spectacle where collectors, professionals and fans are urged to explore (by appointment only) a refined mixture of rare contemporary design works, immersed in the magical setting of a fascinating domestic space.
Original works invented by Collection Particulière, Marcin Rusak and Adam Pogue for Commune, John Hogan, Eric Roinestad, Chris Wolston, Chris Stuart, Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Reinaldo Sanguino, Floris Wubben, Charles De Lisle, Marta Sala, Piet Hein Eek, Dimore Studio, Philippe Malouin for SCP. Avant-garde design, also narrated through unexpected exhibitions, like the recent “UV-Ultraviolet” in the space in San Francisco: here the protagonists are the works in glass by John Hogan, installed with lighting variations that transfigure the original form. To make the invisible visible…
The Future Perfect
New York, NY – 55 Great Jones Street
San Francisco, CA – 3085 Sacramento Street
Casa Perfect: Los Angeles e New York