OUR STORY

 

The Future Perfect was founded by David Alhadeff in 2003 and has become one of the world’s foremost contemporary design galleries. From its inception, The Future Perfect has been distinguished by its thoroughly creative and ebullient vision and strong curatorial focus, which showcases studio-created works alongside one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces.

In its 16-year history, the gallery, as its name implies, has introduced some of the seminal design talents of our times, including highly-collectible works by Lindsey Adelman, Jason Miller, and Piet Hein Eek. Considered a catalyst as well as an industry authority, The Future Perfect has also forged relationships with some of the world’s most influential artists, designers, and craftspeople.

Today, The Future Perfect’s prestigious gallery program is tailored to its unique locations in North America: The original flagship in New York’s NoHo, a new Casa on Manhattan’s West Side; The Complex, in San Francisco; and Casa Perfect, in Beverly Hills, CA. By design, each space offers a highly customized environment that includes exclusive exhibitions from cutting edge contemporary artists complemented by an eclectic mix of contemporary production and gallery pieces, all of which can be discovered under one roof.

Alhadeff’s ambitious vision has led the New York Times to declare him the “foremost champion of American design.” A self-studied aesthete, Alhadeff had always been infatuated with cutting-edge American design, but knew of few outlets for it. With its recent opening of Casa Perfect in New York, the company continues to evolve the boundaries of what contemporary design can achieve. Each Future Perfect location – be it in New York or California – offers site-specific collections that adhere to Alhadeff’s original vision: the coalescence of playfulness, craftsmanship, and innovation. Alhadeff and The Future Perfect also continue to expand their community: shifting the borders between gallerist, dealer, and merchant, opening new pathways for artists and collectors alike.

THE FOUNDER


David Alhadeff founded The Future Perfect in 2003 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Some 15 years later, The Future Perfect is an internationally renowned platform for some of the most creative forces working in contemporary art, design, and decor — leading The New York Times to declare Alhadeff as the “foremost champion of American design.”

A self-studied aesthete, Alhadeff had always been infatuated with cutting-edge American design, but knew of few outlets for it. When he open the original Future Perfect, he envisioned it as a hybrid space, equal parts accessible and conceptual — part gallery, part store, part incubator for young talent. At the Brooklyn space, seminal pieces from now-established designers like Lindsey Adelman, Fort Standard and Jason Miller made their debut, helping turn it into a forum for innovative design thinking.

In 2009, The Future Perfect expanded to Manhattan, opening on Great Jones Street next to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s former studio. The larger space helped sharpen the gallery’s focus. Renowned architects and designers shared focus with up-and-coming artisans, drawing the eye of discerning collectors. Soon, avant-garde international artists like Lex Pott, and Piet Hein Eek were exhibiting alongside local ceramicists and glassmakers. Breakout shows from Chris Wolston, Christopher Stuart and Tbilisi-based ROOMS solidified the gallery’s reputation for experimentation.

In 2013, Alhadeff opened an outpost in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. In 2017, Casa Perfect followed in Los Angeles. Instead of a showroom, Casa Perfect took the form a low-slung, modernist home in the Hollywood Hills, outfitted with a range of pieces that define the Future Perfect aesthetic. The atypical gallery concept was featured in Architectural Digest, Vanity Fair, and on the cover of Wallpaper* Magazine.  A second iteration followed in 2018, moving to Elvis Presley’s former home in Trousdale Estates.

Today, The Future Perfect continues to evolve the boundaries of what contemporary design can do. Each location —  New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles — offers site-specific collections tailored to Alhadeff’s original vision: playfulness, craftsmanship and innovation. Alhadeff and the The Future Perfect also continue to expand their community: shifting the borders between gallerist, dealer and merchant, opening new pathways for artists and collectors alike.