voukenas petrides

The Gilded Owl is pleased to present voukenas petrides, our first show of the Spring on April 6th, 2019. Furniture designer Andreas Voukenas and architect Steven Petrides have created a group of six new plaster and metal sculptures (chairs, tables and lamps) as well as two new open wire mesh sculptures (a coffee table and console table) on-site in a house in Hudson, NY. The pieces were fabricated over the course of one month and then finished and sealed in the gallery. The new works explore tear and organic shapes that are inherent to the metal lathe sub structure and then layers of plaser are applied to give them strength and form.

Steven Petrides layering plaster over the metal forms
tear tube chair

The new steel wire mesh sculptures are masterfully sewn together and reinforced internally to give structure to the open forms. The end results interplay with light and shadow against the wall while at the same time become functional furniture pieces.

cosine console table
cosine console table detail
cantilever armchair
kissing circles coffee table
splayed tube floor lamp

Voukenas Petrides is a design studio based in New York and Athens.  Furniture designer Andreas Voukenas and architect Steven Petrides combine their talents to produce poetic furniture designs for the home and office.  Greek Andreas Voukenas holds a bachelors degree in interior architecture and product design from the Athens University of Applied Science.  American Steven Petrides holds a master of architecture from Columbia University.  Their diverse portfolio includes stools, side tables, chairs, and installations.  Each furniture piece is hand fabricated and finished in their Athens workshop.  Their timeless designs reflect Steven’s interest in structure, materiality, light, and space, making each design a work of art. Their design objects are functional and inspirational in their ability to test the laws of gravity, balance, cantilever, and even the infinite.  Andreas and Steven live and work in New York and Athens where they operate their design workshop.

Steven Petrides and Andreas Voukenas

For further information please contact

voukenas petrides @hudson will be on view through June 2019 at our 318 Warren Street location.


We opened our current show Paul Jacobsen “In Through the Outside” and Berlin Deko, a collection of furniture, lighting and objects by German architects from 1910 to 1930 this week with a stellar turnout and the installation will be on view through November 18th in our 105 Warren Street gallery.

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The Gilded Owl is pleased to announce it’s latest exhibition “THE ANATOMY OF A ROOM” in Hudson, NY.

This group show features works by master craftsmen Peter Superti, Ron Arad, Vico Magistretti, and Frederick McSwain and Brad Ascalon. The main gallery will feature a collection of pairs of chairs from 1920-1980 as well as artwork by Karl Klingbiel and Margaret Evangeline. In the other ancillary spaces table top pieces by Tommi Parzinger, Steven Holl, and Michael Graves are shown with Syliva Jaffe and Cole Italia and works by photographer Mick Rock and artwork by Sharon Brant.

And we are thrilled to present new work by jewelry designer and sculptor Jessica Carroll.

Opening November 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.


On February 27th THE GILDED OWL opened it’s fourth show The Mystery of Beauty “Il Mistero della Bellezza” in Hudson, New York.

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THE GILDED OWL is pleased to present it’s third exhibition in Hudson, New York titled BLACK / WHITE + ALEX P WHITE. Inspiration for the show comes from combining Alex P White’s design sensibility and our love of all things black & white.

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In 2001 on the way to buy my mom a birthday present, I was running down 14th street and rounded the corner onto Eighth Avenue and ran into Stephen Sprouse so hard I knocked him down onto the pavement.

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THE GILDED OWL gallery opening

On Saturday November 22nd THE GILDED OWL gallery officially opened at 105 Warren Street in Hudson, NY.  After exactly one year of renovation and construction Elizabeth Moore and I welcomed over one hundred and eighty five guests to celebrate our inaugural show in the 1785 Federal style house that is a now home to a realized version of our design, art, fashion and music journal. The brilliant Hudson based photographer Tomm Roesch documented our preparations and was on hand with us to capture the opening with his thoughtful eye.  Thank you to all who made the journey to our beautiful new gallery and here’s a glimpse into THE GILDED OWL.


This week as we countdown to THE GILDED OWL gallery opening on Saturday night we will preview some of the artists and designers work kicking off our inaugural show! First up is the collaboration between APPARATUS STUDIOS + CINNAMON PROJECTS.

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Sometimes collaborations produce extraordinary results and the new Frederic Malle boutique designed by Steven Holl on Greenwich Avenue is New York at its most inspiring.

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Currently on view at Sebastian + Barquet is a stunning collection of tables from 1973-1983 by Armand Jonckers, the Belgian furniture designer.

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KRIEST / Kristin Victoria Barron

In 2002 my business was celebrating it’s one year anniversary, I had signed the lease on my first office at Union Square and Kristin Victoria Barron became my second assistant.

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2014 the year ahead

littlegildyAs I begin a new year I can’t help but look back on 2013 and think about all of the amazing people I have met through the world of interior design and blogging, a place that I never thought I belonged or would be able to contribute to in a meaningful way.

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Maarten Baas / Carpenters Workshop Gallery / Design Miami

Design Miami was sensational this year and every gallery present pulled out all the stops to make their exhibition spaces spectacular and compelling.

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Hechizoo/Jorge Lizarazo

Last week I was invited by my friend Cristina Grajales to preview the work of Jorge Lizarazo and his textile company Hechizoo before his second show opened Thursday night.

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I first discovered Fromental in 2006 when I was working on a house in Alabama and wanted something special and unusual for a powder room.  We were looking at different plaster finishes and hand troweled surfaces but once we saw the intricately embroidered wallpaper called Peace Blossom from Fromental we were sold.

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Knoll / Olivares Chair

Every once in a while a chair comes along that is destined to become a classic and Jonathan Olivares’ new indoor/outdoor chair for Knoll is just that!

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Gio Ponti / Vivere alla Ponti

Recently the Italian Cultural Institute of New York exhibited the houses inhabited by Gio Ponti and the furniture he designed out of experiments in domestic life and architecture for both working and living.

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Rarely does furniture design strike me as so beautiful and the details so thoughtful that I’m jealous I didn’t think of it myself.

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Alberto Biagetti

I’ve always been fascinated by the 80’s Memphis design and architecture group founded by Ettore Sottsass in 1981.

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Herve Van Der Straeten / Ralph Pucci

For many years I have been following the work of the uber talented French furniture, lighting and jewelry designer Herve Van Der Straeten.

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Fontana Arte / Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand

On Thursday, March 7th Bernd Goeckler will host a book signing of the fantastic new publication Fontana Arte by Franco Deboni. The results of a lifetime of collecting lighting, furniture and objects from the famed glass company and three years of writing and assembling these incredible works, Deboni’s book is truly something extraordinary and the most complete document on the companies history and it’s three primary directors.

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Design at Fairchild: Sitting Naturally

This year as part of Design/Miami, The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden asked Cristina Grajales Gallery to commission seven of her brightest design stars to create site specific outdoor furniture (mostly benches) for its inaugural design initiative.

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Ali Tayar / Parallel Design

I recently visited architect Ali Tayar’s exquisite apartment and offices to go behind the scenes and find out what inspires the details and construction techniques in his work.

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Christofle / Stephane Parmentier

The first time I remember discovering Christofle was in college seeing a Gio Ponti designed mask, Il Diavolo in a design magazine and that began my life long admiration of the architect and designer’s work.

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Frederick McSwain / Brad Ascalon

At this year’s ICFF in New York, Elizabeth Moore and I met Brad Ascalon at the Wanted Design off site show in Chelsea.

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BDDW / Tyler Hays

When I first started thinking about writing a blog it was mainly to document travel diaries of important design destinations and to share information on craftsmanship in design.

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Segno Italiano / ICFF & Design Week

My friends Fabio Don and Domenico Rocca of Segno Italiano along with Jacopo Casoni were here last week to launch the chairs of Chiavari at GD Cucine.

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Cristina Grajales

Cristina Grajales is the most passionate design enthusiast you will ever meet!

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Zaha Hadid / Liquid Glacial

Architect Zaha Hadid’s latest table series made of acrylic resembles whirlpools and is slick as an iceberg.

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Bjorn Wiinblad

I discovered Danish designer Bjorn Wiinblad in college and was immediately drawn to his figures and porcelain objects.

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The Chairs of Chiavari

In November I was lucky enough to take a guided tour of the Podesta Sedie chair factory in Chiavari, Italy with Elizabeth Moore, Private Art Advisor extraordinaire and my dearest friend in New York.

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