Steve Galerkin (Born July 21 1955) is a highly regarded American contemporary furniture designer and manufacturer based in Los Angeles, Ca.
Born in Hollywood Galerkin a future fourth generation furniture maker was always building, rendering or designing something. After graduating from High School he would find jobs ranging from selling records at Licorice Pizza alongside then unknown co-worker Matt Groening to working on the Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles to serving the first scoop of Häagen-Dazs ice cream on the West Coast.
Galerkin Design and Manufacturing
In 1987 Galerkin and his father Harvey teamed up to start Galerkin Design and Manufacturing. During the late 1980's Galerkin manufactured a line of traditional home furnishings that brought the company to new heights. However in 1991 when Steve Galerkin saw how contemporary furniture had digressed into the realm of the mundane, he knew it was time to innovate new and mind altering furniture designs that to this day still sell world-wide. Galerkin's devotion to good design, commitment to integrity in product quality and business relationships, has led Steve Galerkin to cultivate partnerships with some of the most notable designers, such as Karim Rashid and David Mocarski, and businesses the likes of Starbucks and Nordstrom's. Galerkin Design is solely responsible for designing and manufacturing the first Starbucks soft seating line, The Thinking Chair on the hit show Blues Clues, the barstools on the sitcom Friends and furniture used on the hit MTV reality show The Real World.
*The Mondrian Hotel, Los Angeles *New York New York Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas *Frank Gehry's Wosk residence, Los Angeles *The Experience Music Project, Seattle Washington *Morimoto Restaurant, Philadelphia *The Beverly Center Mall, Beverly Hills *Spago, Hollywood *The CheeseCake Factory, Los Angeles *Design Within Reach *Disney Quest, Orlando Florida *The Bentley Hotel, New York City *Starbucks *Rockwell Group *Gensler *Callison *Nickelodeon *Nordstrom *Federated stores *The Limited *Wet Seal *Frederick's of Hollywood *The Pottery Barn *Yoko Ono Lennon *George Harrison *Ringo Starr *Christina Aguilera *Danny Devito *Kevin Spacey *Angelina Jolie *Barbra Streisand *Keith Haring *Jack Nicholson *David Lynch *Missy Elliot *Jesse James