CHARLES FREEMAN, a multi-disciplined designer and fine artist, serves as the ROCHE BOBOIS showroom manager for Palm Beach. He designs for high-end residential interiors with clients located in the Palm Beaches, nationally and internationally. Mr. Freeman's design accomplishments have included Manhattan residential projects, a leading New York 57th St. dermatology medical office practice, several non-profit museum exhibition designs in New York City and Miami (in which he also served as guest curator), as well as designs for museum-level art gallery exhibitions in New York, Miami and Palm Beach including ART BASEL MIAMI, ART MIAMI, ART PALM BEACH and New York City's annual ARTEXPO.
Mr. Freeman provides interior design utilizing high-resolution 3D design imaging software. As a multi-million dollar seller, he continues to enjoy achieving record placement of unique high-end furnishings for ROCHE BOBOIS. Mr. Freeman is also involved with special events planning for ROCHE BOBOIS. Past events have included "La Bella Macchina” at Palm Beach International Airport. He has additionally provided support for non-profit events with the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, YMCA’s Harmony House, Compass Community Center of Palm Beach County and St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Palm Beach Gardens.
Serving as an invited guest curator for New York City's OCEAN LINER MUSEUM (now assimilated under SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM), he created nautical museum exhibitions mounted at the FORBES MAGAZINE GALLERIES at 62 Fifth Ave, the FRENCH EMBASSY’s Cultural Services at 972 Fifth Ave, and at the BASS MUSEUM OF ART, Miami, Florida. Mr. Freeman’s museum work has been reviewed favorably in THE NEW YORK TIMES - Arts & Leisure, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, and THE NEW YORKER. He has spoken on art history to both museum and gallery audiences and appeared on a PBS television series speaking on American Pop Art in the Miami-based ARTSTREET.
As a design art director, Mr. Freeman also served as a special events art director for the New York-based specialty department store chain of ABRAHAM & STRAUS (A&S- est. 1865).
As a professional fine artist, his oil paintings have been exhibited in Manhattan at THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB on Gramercy Park (Annual Roundtable Invitational Exhibition), at New York City's ARTEXPO at the Jacob K. Javitz Center and at the BRETEAU GALLERY, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach.
In addition to a Bachelor of Fine Art design degree from PRATT INSTITUTE, Mr. Freeman was also awarded a post-baccalaureate Connoisseur's Certification in Fine and Decorative Arts History from GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC. Studies including museum conservation techniques were in conjunction with the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, Washington, DC, the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, and Sotheby’s Institute, London.