R & Company is celebrating two decades of pioneering design with a new location in TriBeCa and an iconic show commemorating the numerous artists and designers it represents. The inaugural exhibition, 20 Years of Discovery, reflects on R & Company’s contributions to the design world since its opening twenty years ago. On view is an ambitious presentation of works the gallery has championed since its inception, including iconic historical pieces, rare and unique objects, and new contemporary commissions made specifically for the occasion. The exhibition will also coincide with the release of an extensive publication, R & Company 20 Years of Discovery, published by Damiani with contributing essays by Glenn Adamson, Dung Ngo, Dan Rubinstein, Evan Snyderman, Pilar Viladis, and James Zemaitis.

20 Years of Discovery highlights four main movements that the gallery has developed over the last twenty years: Brazilian Modern Design, Postwar American Design, Contemporary Design, and what the gallery categorizes as “Difficult” Design. The exhibition promotes distinguished designers from these movements whose work is among the most innovative and exquisitely crafted of their time. By presenting 20 Years of Discovery in the new gallery space, R & Company continues its tireless exploration of design and begins a new chapter of engagement with our audience, known and unknown.

Founded in 1997, R & Company originally opened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when owners Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman realized their combined passion to discover and preserve twentieth- and twenty-first-century design. Since moving to its current location in TriBeCa, in 2000, the gallery has presented numerous visionary exhibitions and publications on its contemporary and historical designers, and placed significant works in museum collections around the world. Through passion, research, and collecting, R & Company continues to champion collectible design and to advance the contemporary marketplace.

20 Years of Discovery includes works by:

Architectural Pottery

Blenko Glass Company

Cees Braakman

Charles and Ray Eames

Christian Wassmann

Dana Barnes

David Wiseman

Ettore Sottsass

George Nelson

Greta Magnusson Grossman

Hugo Franca

Ilmari Tapiovaara

Jeff Zimmerman

Joaquim Tenreiro

Joe Colombo

Johnny Swing

Jose Zanine

Katie Stout

Kelly Lamb

Lapo Binazzi

Lina Bo Bardi

Luther Conover

Masanori Umeda

Maurice Martine

Olga Lee

Pierre Yovanovitch

Porky Hefer

Poul Kjaerholm

Renate Müller

Robert Venturi

Rogan Gregory

Sergio Rodrigues

Studio 65

Thaddeus Wolfe

The Haas Brothers

Verner Panton

Wendell Castle

Wendy Maruyama



Glenn Adamson on 20 Years of Discovery from R & Company on Vimeo.

Pilar Viladas on 20 Years of Discovery from R & Company on Vimeo.

Dung Ngo on 20 Years of Discovery from R & Company on Vimeo.