The Nature of Authenticity

At PRIMITIVE, authentic means used and/or intended for use by the indigenous people. In this context you will not find things made for tourism or export, but instead, original objects...



Living + Collecting

As the tag line at PRIMITIVE, Living + Collecting is about creating interior spaces that help show how one can live with there collections in a way that is both elegant and enjoyable...



The New Collectible

PRIMITIVE Collectible Home is a new division that asserts the new collectible is found in select luxury furnishings from brands such as Ralph Lauren Home and Aerin Lauder...


Blog Posts
  1. Collecting African Art: Part 1 - Authenticity Glen Joffe 14-Jul-2017
  2. Symbolism in Chinese Art and Antiques: Part One - Animated Nature Glen Joffe 07-Jul-2017
  3. Traditional Narrative Art - Balinese Temple Paintings Glen Joffe 30-Jun-2017
  4. Adapting to Modern Design - Repurposing Kuba Cloth Glen Joffe 23-Jun-2017
Stories & Descriptions

Discover more information about the culture and history behind many of these beautiful select objects, artifacts, antiques and furnishings–click here

“Cultural objects tell stories; and in each story a simple message is found—all cultures are the same, we just express ourselves differentlyGLEN JOFFE, OWNER