Chris Ferebee is a self-taught artist, photographer, graphic designer and furniture/product designer, who has designed award-winning, internationally recognized furniture designs since debuting in 1999 through his (former) NYC design studio, 521 Design.

His work has been included in

many books on design including the prestigious design annual, International Design Yearbook; MoMA's The Design Encyclopedia; Ultimate New York Design, and Bent Ply: The Art of Plywood Furniture.

 

His work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Milan, Copenhagen and Cologne. His designs have also been sold through major auction houses such as Sotheby's, Wright Auctions, and Los Angeles Modern Auctions. Most recently his Hive Shelving Unit prototype was acquired by the Carnegie Museum of Art for their permanent collection.



Ferebee has also been represented by the stock photo agencies Photonica / Getty Images and Graphistock since 1992 where his distinctive photographs have been published by a diverse client list including Apple, Sony Music, Mazda, Bank of America and American Express.



Ferebee continues to focus on new

creative areas. Recent projects include art and design collaborations with NYC's fashionable Cafe Gitane; design proposals music industry icons Fender and Gretsch Guitars; and design consultation for Supro guitars. He lives and works in Norfolk, VA.

Bio | Chris Ferebee, 1971

 

Web/social features

 

moco loco IG, 1/4/17

knoll IG, 11/2016

moco loco IG, 4/2016

leicacraft IG, 6/2016

moco loco IG, 4/2016

moco loco, Jan. 2015

the typologist, Oct. 2014

artnet, 2013

designboom, May 2013

swiss miss, June. 2011

designdir, Oct. 2010

apartment therapy, Sept. 2010

happy mundane, June 2010

nytimes mag, Jan. 2010

archiscene, May 2009

detnk, Feb. 2009

daily icon, Feb. 2009

yatzer, Feb. 2009

designlines, Aug. 2007

core77, June 2007

josh spear, June 2007

notcot, June 2007

cool hunting, June 2007

moco loco, June 2007

the apartment, March 2007

coudal partners, March 2007

netdiver, March 2007

love made visible, Feb. 2007

swiss miss, Feb. 2007

sensory impact, Jan. 2007

hustler of culture, Oct. 2006

apartment therapy, Jan. 2006

design*sponge, Jan. 2006

designspotter, 2005

2modern, Oct. 2005

moco loco, Sept. 2005

design*sponge, Feb. 2005

moco loco, Feb. 2005

design*sponge, Dec. 2004

Bibliography



2019 - Los Angeles Modern Auctions February 17, 2019 Modern Art & Design Auction catalog

2018 - Los Angeles Modern Auctions February 25, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction catalog

2017 - Wright | Design, 8 June, 2017 auction catalog

2016 - Los Angeles Modern Auctions May 22, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction catalog

2015 - Wright | Design, 22 October, 2015 auction catalog

2015 - Los Angeles Modern Auctions 'October 11, 2015 Modern Art & Design Auction' catalog

2013 - Los Angeles Modern Auctions 'May 19, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction' catalog

2013 - The Design Cookbook: Recipes for a Stylish Home, by Kelly Edwards

2012 - Los Angeles Modern Auctions 'May 6, 2012 Modern Art & Design'​ auction catalog

2009 - Fashioning Felt, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

2009 - Bukowski's Auctions 'Contemporary & Modern Autumn Sale 2009' catalog
2007 - Sotheby's 'Important 20th Century Design'​ auction catalog, June 2007
2006 - Ultimate New York Design, teNeues
2006 - Young Designers Americas, Daab
2006 - Communicating With Pattern: Stripes, RotoVision
2005 - International Design Yearbook 20, Abbeville Press/Laurence King

2005 - The Conran Shop 2005-06 Furniture Catalog
2004 - The Design Encyclopedia, MoMA/Laurence King Publishing
2003 - Bent Ply: The Art of Plywood Furniture, Princeton Architectural Press
2003 - International Design Yearbook 18, Abbeville Press/Laurence King
2002 - Furniture Design, teNeues Publications
1995 - The End of Print: The Graphic Design of David Carson, Chronicle Books
1994 - Graphis Alternative Photography 95, Graphis Press Corp.

Furniture Exhibitions, Auctions, Etc

2019 - R & Company | Bend it Like Breuer: Modern Plywood of the 20th Century

2018 - Wright | Art + Design, July 19, 2018 auction

2018 - Los Angeles Modern Auctions February 25, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction

2018 - Wright | Art + Design, January 18, 2018 auction

2017 - Wright | Design, June 8, 2017 auction

2016 - Los Angeles Modern Auctions May 22, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction

2015 - Wright | Design, 22 October, 2015 auction

2015 - Los Angeles Modern Auctions October 11, 2015 Modern Art & Design auction

2013 - Los Angeles Modern Auctions May 19, 2013 Modern Art & Design auction  

2012 - Los Angeles Modern Auctions May 6, 2012 Modern Art & Design auction

2010 - American Design in Paris, Triode Design, Paris

2009 - Fashioning Felt, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, NYC

2009 - Bukowski's Auctions, Contemporary & Modern Autumn Sale 2009, Sweden

2007 - Sotheby's June Auction of 'Important 20th Century Design', NYC 

2004 - 100% Design, London

2004 - Scandinavian Furniture Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004 - IMM - Cologne Furniture Fair, Cologne, Germany

2003 - Regeneration, re:place studio, NYC

2001 - New Design/New York, Totem Gallery, NYC

2001 - Carrefour de la Creation, Centre Pompidou, Paris

2001 - T.A.G. Team curated by *Surface Magazine and Totem Design, Milan and NYC

2000 - ICFF International Contemporary Furniture Fair, NYC

Art Exhibitions

 

2010 - 5x7 2010, Arthouse, Austin, TX

2009 - 5x7 2009, Arthouse, Austin, TX

2007 - 5x7 2007, Arthouse, Austin, TX

2005 - 5x7 2005, Arthouse, Austin, TX

2005 - Texas Biennial 2005, Eastside Artists Coop, Austin, TX

2004 - "The Big Show" juried exhibition, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

2004 - "Mix Minds" group show, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX

2003 - "Night of 1000 Drawings", Artists Space, NYC

2003 - "Young Designers Showcase", Clockwork Apple, NYC

2001 - "New Design New York", Totem Gallery, NYC

1998 - Mid-Atlantic Juried Exhibition, d'Art Center, Norfolk, VA

1994 - Mid-Atlantic Juried Exhibition, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA

Awards & Notable

 

2019 - Hive Shelving Unit prototype acquired by the Carnegie Museum of Art

2006 - Hive Shelving nominated for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's People's Design Award.

2005 - Included in the International Design Yearbook 20, edited by Marcel Wanders

2003 - Included in the International Design Yearbook 18, edited by Karim Rashid
2001 - Design Distinction Award : I.D. Magazine's Annual Design Review

2000 - Good Design Award, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design

Editorial

Audi Magazine - Dec. 2012

Elle Decoration, Czech Republic, winter  2010

HOME #17 - France - Oct. 2008

The Wall Street Journal - June 23,  2007

Elle Magazine - UK - April  2006

Urbis - New Zealand - April  2006

Virginia Living - July  2005

Dwell - June  2004

Readymade - May  2004

Azure - March  2004

Architectural Record - March  2003

Monument  - Australia / Aug.-Sept.  2002

Nylon - May  2002

Studio Voice - Japan - March  2002

Clear - Feb. 2002

Case Da Abitare - Italy / Jan.-Feb. 2002

I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review  2001

Intramuros - France - Dec. 2001

Azure - Nov.-Dec. 2001

City Magazine - Sept.-Oct. 2001

Design Diffusion News - Italy / Oct. 2001

City Magazine - March-April  2001

H.O.M.E. - Germany / May-June  2001

Surface* - Issue #29  2001

Brutus - Japan / NYC Issue  2000

Raygun Magazine 29 - Sept. 1995

Raygun Magazine 20 - Oct. 1994

Raygun Magazine 14 - March  1994

Raygun Magazine 13 - Feb. 1994

 

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