Aaron Radelow is the product of German and Hungarian parents. Art runs in the family, his German grandfather was Concert Master of the Hamburg Symphony. His Hungarian grandfather was a graphic artist, and was in charge of the graphic arts department at San Diego State College. Aaron’s mother is an oil portrait artist and United States Dressage Federation silver medalist.
Aaron was told by the guard of the Old Country to learn a trade, you can always fall back on a trade in tough times. “In Germany, my father worked in a machine shop, and his brother was a mason.” Well… Aaron listened. He did it, and he hasn’t stopped since.
Aaron K. Radelow has dedicated himself to becoming one of the most dynamic and versatile custom furniture makers in America today. For the past twenty years, Aaron has been building original designs and masterful re-creations in his native San Diego, California. His diverse portfolio of work includes everything from Queen Anne, Art Deco, Byzantine hand-carved gates, Biedermeier, to rustic Morris chairs; and now he’s added Louis XIV to his bucket list. Unlike many of his contemporaries, outsourcing of process steps (such as metalwork) is limited. This ensures the style, method of design and construction, is held to the very highest standards of quality – an aspect of his ethic that establishes him not only as a Master Craftsman, but also as an artist.
“If the day ever comes when my work may be categorized, that will be the day I start a search for something more challenging. My ultimate goal is to be constantly evolving as a craftsman and artist, and by so doing, bringing life to unique and emotive creations.”