We are truly humbled to have served the New York City area for over 89 years, establishing fantastic relationships with some amazing characters along the way. Our ledger is chock full of influential artists, actors, and designers, with most of them being lifetime J.Pocker loyalists.
Every so often, we enjoy reviewing our ledger, and wanted to share a few clients of ours that have continued to leave their mark in the design world.
Iconic actress Lauren Bacall was a true collector of art, and valued the importance of custom framing. Her belongings recently featured as up for auction at Bonham’s New York. "Her collection is truly a reflection of her extraordinary taste and remarkable life," said Jon King, Bonham’s' vice president. Architectural Digest showed her Dakota apartment adorned with custom framed prints and paintings, leaving us wondering if she could maybe be the true originator of the 'gallery wall.' This collection rivals that of others, including works from some of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, a flamboyant Parisian at heart, is another special client. Her home was an eccentric rendezvous of her travels, experiences, and loved ones. "I want my home to look like a garden!" she exclaimed, rounding up these colorful works, consulting with Marvin Pocker and his specialists for advice on her custom framing and mirror projects. She too, loved bunching her framed pieces together on the walls, visually stimulating her visitors, as she did in her over 30 years of exhilarating the fashion world.
Famed interior designers Melanie Kahane and Billy Baldwin were also disciples of J.Pocker, sourcing prints, frames, and mirrors for their clients. We were lucky enough to continue these relationships over decades, and these items have been passed down through the generations, leaving a mark in the everyday homes of countless families.
Melanie Kahane, or as we know her, the 'Queen of Color,' caught the public's eye in 1946, when she accented a black-and-white French provincial bedroom with pumpkin-colored furniture. An idea so revolutionary, this room would eventually become one of the most photographed interiors published to date. Her style still reigns true today, her fresh approach resonating with those after her, pairing her use of framed art custom made by J.Pocker specialists with her more contemporary furnishings.
Billy Baldwin, of Baldwin + Martin, Inc. visited our East 63rd Street location frequently, a lover of antiques and ethnic decor, he loved the idea of living alongside pieces that held a history, and acquired a great deal of paintings that needed to be framed, usually going for a classic French gold ornate style frame. You can view a selection of our French frames here.
We're a family owned business, and have been the leading specialist in the industry for decades. Let us help you make your mark today, preserving pieces for your children and grandchildren to enjoy. View a selection of our frames, prints and mirrors online or visit us today at 135 East 63rd Street, New York NY 10065 or one of our other store locations. You can also give us a ring at 212-838-5488, or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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