Within a year, Craig Appelbaum has shaken up the world of contemporary design and turned the luxury-furniture market business model on its head.
Craig Appelbaum, owner of Industry Gallery, is one of a handful of dealers in the world focused specifically on furniture design of the past decade. In a short time, Applebaum has positioned himself as an exclusive retailer to museums and collectors looking to boost their collections of new design. Here, he is pictured in his studio in Northeast Washington. He is sitting on furniture from his current show, "Flexible Love," which is accordion-like seating that can be expanded and contracted into different shapes. Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post Buy Photo