About Cristina Grajales

Hailed as one of the most respected experts in the design field, Cristina Grajales served as director of 1950 Gallery in New York City from 1990 through 2000. Under Grajales’s tenure, 1950 Gallery developed into the premiere resource for European mid-century furniture, lighting, and design objects. Grajales’s passion for many of the twentieth century’s greatest masters propelled the gallery towards worldwide recognition and to its attainment of its superior collection of furniture and distinguished clientele.

In addition to her accomplishments at 1950, Grajales has served as an advisor to a number of collectors of twentieth century and contemporary design, assisting them in building important and valuable collections.

Grajales established Cristina Grajales Gallery in 2001 to better address the needs of her clients and explore the expanding field of design and has since established itself as one of the forerunners in the design world. Cristina Grajales Gallery specializes in contemporary design while also dealing in masterpieces of the twentieth century.

Cristina Grajales Gallery focuses on cultivating the work of emerging contemporary designers. The artists represented by Cristina Grajales Gallery work in a variety of areas within the larger field of design: furniture and lighting, as well as ceramic, metal, and textile design. Their work constantly pushes, blurs, and in some cases erases the line between art and design. Cristina Grajales Gallery maintains a full program of exhibitions and participates in international art and design fairs around the world.

With over twenty years of experience, Grajales has established herself as a tastemaker and trendsetter in both contemporary and twentieth century design. Founded in 2001, Grajales’s lecture series titled Dialogues with Design Legends at the 92nd Street Y was the first of its kind. Grajales is a frequent guest lecturer, panelist, and contributor to various publications.

Cristina Grajales