Steve Galerkin

Steve Galerkin (Born July 21 1955)
is a highly regarded American contemporary furniture designer and manufacturer based in Los Angeles, Ca.

Early Life

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.

Notable Clients

*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
*Rockwell Group
*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

Comments (5)
1. 26-09-2010 03:54
i just want to say hello to Steve 
wishing the best always 
I worked with your company a long time ago 
is salvador and jose still working there
2. 03-04-2011 21:00
i worked for steve in 1995, good guy , learned more about the businees, thanks steve
3. 13-05-2011 13:38
Steve - We have taken your Ms. Atlas chair all over the world as we've moved and always get the highest of compliments on it! Had to recover it along the way, but it's still magnificent in its red with black piping! Will never forget your kindness in taking me around your plant (we decided the Mr. Atlas chair was TOO big!) and delivering our chairs in person!
4. 06-02-2012 01:26
I have a Galerkin low back armchair, it's a mustard yellow orange, just wondering it's history. Is there a website?
5. 26-02-2015 21:44
We have a large sectional upholstered in Galerkin puzzle blue fabric....our new puppy has chewed a few holes in it.....I can't tell you what I would give to locate this fabric again....I have the fantasy that there are rolls of this saved in a warehouse somewhere.....

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