Artemest is an online marketplace that is the standard-bearer of the “Made in Italy” that was born from the encounter between contemporary creativity and high craftsmanship. Now, in the neighborhood in which the High Line winds, punctuated by art galleries displaying contemporary creativity, the brand has opened its first physical space (518 West 19th Street, New York).
“Artemest Galleria was conceived as a cross-functional space where stories are told and where new ones are written, a true hub for our New York community,” explains Marco Credendino, founder and CEO.
Spanning 500 square meters and organized into five different areas – exhibition space, project room, office area, a room dedicated to finishes and fabrics, and an intimate and cozy garden – this new address in New York showcases Italian excellence through a series of works destined to become collectibles, shaped by master craftsmen and created by internationally renowned artists and designers.
“We want Artemest Galleria to be a space in which to display the decorative objects, furniture and lighting meticulously crafted by our network of 1,400 Italian artisans,” says Ippolita Rostagno, founder and Creative Director. “A place where we can bring to life pieces that interpret the traditional maker culture through a contemporary lens. A space for experimentation, fun and surprise for our community.”
The goal was to create a place where interior designers, architects, collectors and visitors could immerse themselves in discovering traditional techniques and the capabilities of the human hand, which can create extraordinarily sophisticated works.
Like the unique pieces presented in BLOW, Artemest Galleria’s inaugural exhibition, in which the mastery of Murano glassblowers is revealed through the pop gaze of Caribbean artist Bradley Theodore in a collection made by Ongaro and Fuga, Fratelli Tosi, Luci Italia, Specchi Veneziani, Multiforme, Venice Factory, Covi and Puccioni.
An intersection between the artist’s vibrant iconography, characterized by colorful skulls and pineapples, and the Venetian classicism, with its imposing chandeliers and mirrors, in a skillful reinterpretation of the Italian magnificence.