For thirty-three years, Joseph Jaroff has provided design and fabrication of custom architectural metal and glass for the construction, architecture, interior design and art communities.
Joe received a BFA in Metalwork and Sculpture from RIT’s prestigious School for American Craft and studied Art History at Harvard University. During the time he was a student, Joe received several grants for public art projects including those from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council for the Arts.
After graduating, Joe moved to New York City to pursue an art career, supplementing his income with custom design and metal fabrication work for contractors and commissioned projects. This work led Joe to the realization that he could fill an unrecognized need within the building and arts community through blending his skill sets of fabricator, designer, project orchestrator.
Through his work, Joe developed and realized design solutions for projects by architects such as Tony Chi, Herzog & De Meuron, Richard Gluckmann, Peter Marino, Toshiko Mori, Polshek Partnership Architects, Ennead Architects, S.O.M., Phillipe Stark, Adam Tihany, Annabelle Selldorf, among many others.
Fashion Clients include showrooms and flagship locations for Armani, Issey Miyake, Alexander McQueen, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Stella McCartney, Barneys, Louis Vuitton and Van Cleef & Arpels.
Fine dining clientele have seen his work at Asiate, Le Cirque, The Sea Grill, 11 Madison Avenue, Bruno’s Wine Club and the Hudson Hotel Bar. Cultural clients include Jazz at Lincoln Center, MOMA PS1 and New York City Center.
In addition to such notable public spaces, some of the work he is most proud of has been in more private settings; creating spaces for students to inspire education at The Ross School in East Hampton and custom design for private residences across the United States.