About Mark Albrecht
Both an artist and a pragmatist, Mark Albrecht’s design signature integrates rigor and refinement, modern and classic, minimalism and warmth. His reputation for useful design made from high-quality, noble materials was cemented with the launch of an iconic metal and woven-leather chair and barstool, now in thousands of homes, and featured in New York City restaurants The Modern at MoMA, and Tom Colicchio’s Craft. Since then, Albrecht’s collection has expanded to include shelving, tables, desks, lighting, storage and decorative accessories.
The designer was born and raised in New York. He trained at the Beaux Arts in Paris, earning a Masters in sculpture and photography while working on grand scale sculpture in the same metal factory where Alexander Calder’s mobiles were fabricated. Living in the attic of a barn in Provence, he cultivated an ethos of “aesthetic restraint;” his first design job -- for a Paris bicycle store -- after the owner observed the minimal way Albrecht lived.
In 1997 he returned to New York and founded Mark Albrecht Studio with the desire to create beautiful, well-made furniture. Every piece is handmade in his workshop by a team of skilled craftspeople, the materials sourced with consideration of their lasting qualities, integrity and impact on the environment. Albrecht presently lives between New York City and New Paltz, NY, with his wife and daughter.