Showroom + Gallery

Chicago based gallery displaying authentic African art, rare Chinese antique furniture, luxury furnishings and thousands of other collectibles

Our four-story showroom is designed to allow each object
to be fully experienced

   View of Buddha Room
  A view looking into our Buddha Room

Explore our showroom and find an unmatched selection of antique to modern furniture and decor, hand-made artifacts, textiles, jewelry and fashion. Discover sacred paintings, prints and drawings, international fashion and inspired gifts from over 100 cultures the world over. Our collection from some of the world’s hardest to reach places and everything has been carefully selected for its inherent merit and meaning.

View of Ante Room   
A view looking into our Ante Room

PRIMITIVE is more than just a store – It is a place for you to be a traveler and treasure hunter, to collect and connect to people, places and times, and to adorn your life in relevant, attractive and meaningful ways.

Our goal is giving every client and visitor to the store an experience that is gracious, enjoyable, engaging, memorable, and ultimately – unforgettable. PRIMITIVE has earned the reputation of presenting the best of the world, right next door. Explore, discover, experience, and share what it means to be primitive.

Objects and furnishings from the world over, creating unique dialogues in your home or living space
Selfless Buddha African masks and contemporary art Designer furniture and ethnographic art
The Meditation Room at PRIMITIVE; African masks and contemporary art; Designer furniture and ethnographic art
Blog Posts
  1. Brian Sindler - Nocturnes Glen Joffe 07-Nov-2019
  2. Rebuild Notre Dame 2019 Editions Glen Joffe 18-Apr-2019
  3. Appreciating Buddhist Art: Part Four – Ritual Tools and Symbols Glen Joffe 18-Aug-2017
  4. Tutsi Basketry – World Class Weaving Glen Joffe 11-Aug-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