February 25, 2016
Q&A with Venezuelan Desigern Arlene Angard
Interior designer Arlene Angard moves her gallery to East 71st Street!
by New York Spaces
NYS: You have recently moved Arlene Angard Gallery to East 71st Street. What do you love about the new space?
Arlene Angard: Having an Art Gallery off Madison Avenue!
NYS: What kind of products and services do you offer at the gallery?
AA: Interior designs services, architectural services and art collections. My line of furniture and area rugs, contemporary art pieces complemented with antiques.
NYS: How would you describe the aesthetic in your space right now?
AA: Chic and Eclectic.
NYS: How does having an art gallery as your neighbor influence your design aesthetic?
AA: It ups my game. I very much enjoy being close to other galleries; it offers the client a fuller experience and also opens the door to more relationships and opportunities for Arlene Angard Designs.
NYS: What are your favorite designs in the shop right now?
AA: A Catherine Wingback chair and a Neopolitan wood meeting table from the Arlene Angard Collection.
NYS: You always carry such wonderful artists in your gallery, who are you carrying now?
AA: Contemporary paintings by William Engel and hand-blown sculptures by Jeremy Silva.
NYS: How do you source the products and artists you showcase?
AA: As an Art Curator I have learned to evolve. I also learned that I need to follow my instincts; when I like a piece of art, I research the artist and then I engage him or her in order to represent them.
NYS: Can you tell us an interesting story behind a piece you are carrying right now?
AA: My client comes for his appointment, looks around and says: "I feel as if I am in an orgy of color!" He then commissions a custom-made sculpture by Jeremy Silva and purchases one of the color-filled, amazing paintings from William Engel's newest collection.
NYS: Are there any upcoming events or exhibitions at your gallery?
AA: Yes. "The Spring Collection" opening is on March 3rd 2016 at Arlene Angard Gallery. The exhibit will be on view through April 5th.
NYS: What are you working on now?
AA: Curating my next Summer Exhibit. Renovating three New York City apartments, a house in New Jersey, and a house in Virginia.
NYS: Who would you most like to see walk through your door?
AA: Lady Gaga
Arlene Angard Gallery is located at 15 East 71st Street, NYC. Read another Q&A with Arlene Angard.
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