For curator Stephan Weishaupt, design is about relationships. Weishaupt’s intuition, world view, and above all, affinity for connecting people is what helps him bring the best of the world of design together into a truly original experience. Born and raised in Munich, Weishaupt’s relationship with his family — a long line of entrepreneurs, architects and carpenters — imparted his insatiable curiosity and appreciation of art and design.
His friendship with design legends George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg ignited the idea for a curated design experience that would bring undiscovered global talent to North America. Together they founded AVENUE ROAD in 2007. A decade later, Weishaupt’s focus and measure of success is the quality of the relationships he’s built with the world’s top designers and brands who have come to trust him as a true collaborator. Stephan’s appreciation for authenticity and knowledge of art led him to join the Fogo Island Art Advisory Board in 2017. This new role along with a continued expansion of the AVENUE ROAD experience will undoubtedly be the foundation of many more inspiring relationships to come.