May 11, 2012
Fab Friday with Joe Ginsberg
Joseph Ginsberg's background and formal training in art, sculpture, color science and photography, along with two decades of technical experience and experimentation have allowed him to create with thoughtful ingenuity. Guided by color and light, he integrates the organic elements of nature with the texture of everyday life, producing unpretentious forms, at once functional, practical, and ravishing. A native-born New Yorker, Ginsberg has a multi-faceted background that transcends the boundaries of artistic disciplines, just as his canvases transcend the boundaries between art and nature. His diverse training has given him the tools for his unique creative approach. He earned degrees from FIT (textile design), the School of Visual Arts (graphic design), NYU (filmmaking), and Pratt Institute (where he studied and then taught the techniques of the many varieties of printmaking). Ginsberg has been involved with many shows both national and international, including Gallery Dauste (Hamburg), Laight Gallery and Barbara Walter Gallery (New York), Claudio Roucher (Paris), Santa Reparata Grafica d'Arte (Florence), Galleria Baldinotti (Sicily), and Fortman Studios (Florence). His work is in numerous private and corporate collections including those of Michael Jackson, Coca Cola, Christies East, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Estée Lauder, and MTV. Robin Baron: Tell me about what you do Joe Ginsberg: I am a fine artist, interior designer, fabricator, photographer, product designer and materials specialist. RB: What do you love most about what you do? JG: The freedom to explore new ideas and taking chances along the way in order to create something original. RB: How would you describe your own home décor? JG: Eclectic. It is a mixture of modern and traditional styles. RB: What do you love most about your home and why? JG: The garage. It’s peaceful, a haven for me to have quiet time when I shut the door. RB: What is the one thing in your home that everyone comments on? JG: The custom hand-made front door, which I designed and built myself. RB: What do you put on your shelves? On your dresser? JG: I use my shelves and dresser mostly to display drawings and ceramics. RB: What does fabulous mean to you? JG: Something that is original, intriguing, that jolts the senses in a dynamic way. RB: Anything else really that you’d want to include about the company would be wonderful! JG: We are a progressive, multimedia interior design firm bringing our unique approach to the projects we are involved in. As a full-service design company, we have been a source for the A&D community servicing residential, commercial and hospitality venues, as hired by the developer, architect, general contractor and home owner. Known for our specialization in custom material applications and architectural details, we have been trusted by our clients to bring originality to the projects they commissioned us for. In 2011, we introduced Tempo Luxury Home, a unique lifestyle brand featuring hand-blown glass lighting, custom-made furniture, %100 silk rugs, art and accessories.