APPARATUS is a New York based interdisciplinary design studio that explores the relationship of lighting, furniture and objects in their environments. Predicated on the modernist principle of gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art, fully articulated collections reveal individual pieces as artifacts of a holistic world - each referencing the historical and cultural mood summoned by a singular vision.
APPARATUS WAS CO-FOUNDED IN 2012 BY GABRIEL HENDIFAR AND JEREMY ANDERSON.
TODAY, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CEO GABRIEL HENDIFAR, THE COMPANY OPERATES GALLERIES IN NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES AND LONDON THAT COMMUNICATE THE STUDIO’S SINGULAR DESIGN ETHOS.
APPARATUS creates each piece with a devotion to the rigor of small studio craftsmanship, centering the importance of the human hand in lending soul to an object. Sensual materials such as marble, suede, horsehair, lacquer and porcelain are combined with hand-patinated brass in the studio’s dedicated New York factory to create it’s distinctive catalog. Underpinning every piece, whether it be a light fixture or a chair, is a deft balance between mechanization and the hand-made, striving equally for the contradictions of perfection and the beautiful irregularity of humanity.