Saturday December 31, 2011 | by Andrew Page

SEEN: A new design gallery in New York melds minimalism with the organic

FILED UNDER: Design, Exhibition, New Work, News, Seen

A newly opened East Village design boutique fills its narrow space with design objects, many from glass, that is both affordable and contemporary, featuring work from up-and-coming designers. photo: nora wolf

Still House, a recently opened design boutique in Manhattan’s East Village, occupies a narrow storefront on East Seventh Street. Inside, owner Urte Tylaite presides over a carefully curated selection of design objects, many in glass, that represent her unique aesthetic — a marriage of the clean precision of minimalism with the unruliness of the organic. Tylaite, a native of Lithuania and a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn (BFA, painting, 08), aims to keep her prices accessible (read: affordable). This means the merchandise she sells is a mix of carefully selected imports from affordable design wholesaler Roost (a museum-store staple) and one-of-a-kind works by young designers who are still establishing their names and are priced accordingly.

A work by Thaddeus Wolfe approximately 10-inches tall that recently sold at Still House.

With a major article in the New York Times and inclusion in a New York magazine holiday gift guide, Still House has already registered in the crowded design marketplace in New York City, bringing glass design forward in an entirely new light, erasing the lines between sculpture and design with objects that are quietly provocative.

Case in point is the work in glass by Thaddeus Wolfe and Kim Harty (Disclosure: Kim is the former managing editor of GLASS Quarterly.) See more images of the store and work by Wolfe and Harty in the gallery below.

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Still House
117 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10009
Tel: 212.539.0200

Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for more than 40 years.