Lobel Modern, opened in 1998 by Evan Lobel, showcases furniture, lighting, hand-blown glass and art by important designers from the 1940's thru the 1980's. Located in the Four Points section of lower Manhattan.
Gabriella Crespi, an important Italian furniture designer, was born in 1922. She studie architecture at the Politecnico in Milan, and was inspired by the work of Le Corbusier’s and Frank Lloyd Wright. Her pieces are unique and certainly fall into the category of art – her tables are not only sculptures but they often are complex with mechanisms which open and close. They require engineering. Her materials of choice are brass and bronze and she sometimes incorporates glass and lucite into her work too, especially her animals series and lamps.