Globetrotting Bernal Heights Artist Receives Award from Uncle Sam

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From his studio on Valencia Street in the La Lengua Autonomous Zone, artist Nikolas Weinstein and his team create beautiful, large-scale glass sculptures that pair nicely with buildings designed by some of the world’s leading architects.

Many of his pieces have been installed overseas; so many, in fact, that Nikolas Weinstein Studios has just received a glamorous Export Achievement Certificate from the US Commerce Department. Even better, a senior Commerce Department official will visit Bernal Heights next week to present the award in person. Star Sighting!

From the press release:

Nikolas Weinstein, who works out of a studio in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights, is locally known for his glass sculptures suspended from the ceiling at the Bar Agricole restaurant. Yet over 90% of his work is installed abroad. With a team of 10 people, Nikolas Weinstein Studios creates architectural-scale works for luxury hotels, commercial spaces, and private residences in places such as Hong Kong, Germany, Tokyo, and Shanghai. The studio recently completed sculptures for the lobby of Frank Gehry’s OPUS residential tower in Hong Kong, the new JW Marriott Hotel in New Delhi, and a private residence in Kuala Lumpur.

To achieve this international success, Nikolas Weinstein Studios works closely with the San Francisco office of the U.S. Commerce Department, as well as their colleagues posted in embassies around the world. This partnership has enabled the studio to enter new markets in India, Japan, and Hong Kong. In recognition of this successful collaboration U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce Francisco Sanchez will visit the studio on Monday, July 23rd to present an Export Achievement Certificate.

Congratulations to everyone at Nikolas Weinstein Studios, and thanks for making Bernalwood proud.

PHOTOS: Top, inside Nikolas Weinstein Studios, by Telstar Logistics. Below, completed NWS projects in Shanghai (above, photo by Michael Weber) and Kuala Lampur (below).

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