New digs, a retrospective, and a special installation. Wolf-Gordon has its 50th anniversary covered. And while it’s still a family business, helmed by sons of the founders, little else has remained constant. “The changes mirror the ever-increasing design savvy of Americans,” president and CEO Rick Wolf says.
Yet, some things are worth repeating. After 30 years in Brooklyn, New York, the company is returning to where it all began, Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, its new 8,300-square-foot headquarters designed by LTL Architects. Blackened-steel armatures frame 40-plus patterns in a custom sliding panel system, while bespoke millwork dons Bildenwood, a birch-veneer wall covering.
Last month, Andrea Monfried Editions released Wolf-Gordon: Sample Book, a 310-page chronology of the colors, patterns, and textures that sustained the brand through five decades. This June at NeoCon in Chicago, an anniversary edition of Wolf-Gordon’s annual lobby installation at the Mart will debut, following a tryout during NYCxDesign in May.