Curtis Jeré is an acronym for Jerry Fels and Kurt Freiler, who's shared passion for creative development and design became apparent soon after they met in the 1940s. Freiler, a German immigrant and manufacturing ace with a knack for reinventing the use of tools, and Fels, a New York-based artist, quickly became friends and, soon after, began taking their first steps to secure a successful business future together. They quickly became known for their collection of eclectic, decorative wall décor. More than 70 years later, the company is largely popular amongst vintage art dealers and collectors, and has caught the attention of leading designers, like Michael Payne and Jonathan Adler, and offers its discerning clients an ever-evolving roster of more than 350 pieces.
Wall sculptures and items specially crafted for long-lasting display in today's outdoor living spaces consistently rank among the company's top sellers.
Sculptures are handcrafted of rich metals including copper, bronze, brass, steel, aluminum, and chrome. Each piece is hand finished with intriguing surface treatments, paints, and patinas. For example, pieces may incorporate ground steel, brushed stainless steel, flame-treated copper, or hammered brass -- or combine two or more metals like painted brass and steel with flame treated copper. Due to the abstract nature of most C. Jeré pieces, many can be hung upside down or at an angle, as well as used in multiples for a larger configuration or to create a bolder statement.
Copenhagen Design Merchants is partnering with the people behind the brand on servicing the hotel design scene.