1972 Deep Tuft Sofa
M2L BRAND reissues Harvey Probber’s most iconic seating and case-goods. Probber, an artist and designer introduced the first sectional modular seating in the 1940s. Pieces from M2L’s Harvey Probber Collection include Deep Tuft Sofa of 1972 and Mayan Sofa of 1983.
“Harvey Probber is part of that unsung second wave of mid-century modernists. Though he hasn’t achieved the ‘label’ recognition of Eames or Noguchi, I think he’ll become considerably more important on the secondary market over the next few years”-James Zemaitis, director of 20th-century design at Sotheby’s via InteriorDesign.net
The Mayan Sofa 1983
A truly inspiring video via stylelikeu on Michele Lamy and her daughter Scarlett Rouge. Now living in Paris, Michele works with her partner designer Rick Owens and Scarlett as an artist.
It’s an intimate look at their mother-daughter relationship. Scarlett discusses her art, how her parents never set limits on her, and how loves the “amazing, eccentric… aura” her mother gives off. Michele speaks about her past working as a criminal attorney to being a restaurateur here in Los Angeles and how in her own life following the “flow of attraction” has lead her to do many different things.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
60s Chinoiserie Console Table, Trine Ellitsgaard “Chamula” Tapestry, Gugliermo Ulrich brass Sconces, Pair of Skull Book Ends made of carved obsidian
Oh, how I would love to own a Paul Kingma table or use one in a client’s project:
Paul Kingma was a well known Dutch artist who made most of his tables between 1970 and 1994. He started making tables in the early sixties for friends. All tables are unique one of a kind, made of pieces of stone he found during his trips around the world. He used several kinds of stone, concrete, slate, exotic stone types, brass, bronze etc.
~Images and text from Mass Modern Design
(Courtesy of WestEdge/Design Within Reach)
(Courtesy of Apparatus)
(Courtesy of WestEdge/Egg Collective)
Santa Monica, CA (August 27, 2013) – WestEdge™ Design Fair, the newest destination for modern design, will premiere at The Barker Hangar October 3-6, 2013. This four-day event will cater to the trade, press and public and will feature 150 exhibiting brands, many making their West Coast debut. Attendees will find design inspiration and be able to shop from the best in furniture, lighting, kitchen, bath, outdoor furnishings and other products for the home. The fair features a full design experience, complete with custom installations, a series of special events and notable discussions, panels, and workshops on various design topics and trends.
For more information and tickets, go to westedgedesignfair.com.
If you missed the event feel free to check out Design_ByProxy on Instagram for my highlights from DVL Designs, Apparatus, and Egg Collective
This weekend brings another event from Parachute Market : : ELEMENTAL
E L E M E N T A L will provide a special opportunity for patrons to experience design through a theme that explores both the physical and ethereal origins of the design process. The participating designers are invited to represent their finished work, while including in their exhibit some nod to how the elements play into creative process. Some artists might exhibit their processes externally on the surface of their goods, while others could invite more conceptual inquiry about the influences that lead to the finished product. The objective is to communicate the value of the process while also presenting a final product for sale. In an era of behind the scenes and curated reality of the insta-community, this is an opportunity to editorialize one’s personal design with authenticity and freedom of interpretation.
At this weekend’s event you will find installations from vintage object/furniture store The Window, LAs Joel Chen of JF Chen and artist Clare Graham of Mor York. Along with booths from Reform Gallery, A Current Affair, Twenty Two Hours to just name a few.
Parachute Market : : ELEMENTAL starts this Saturday and is located at 405 Mateo St. Downtown Los Angeles. Please visit their Facebook page and web site for more information.
Blackman Cruz is one of LA’s most eclectic showrooms that house the works from designers Lindsey Adelman, Stefan Bishop, ( just to name a few) and furniture, lighting and case goods from their own BC Workshop. Most will be part of their Biennale Warehouse this Saturday from 8am-2pm at 6077 Willoughby Ave, east of Cahuenga on the north side of the street.
I wouldn’t miss this one folks!
4 Piece Seating Unit designed by Harvey Probber, Stainless Steel and Glass Coffee Table, Cocktail Shaker and Eight Martini Glasses by Folke Arström -C. 1930s, Leather and Bronze Meridienne by HB LEE, Chrome Floor Lamp by Koch & Lowy, Karine Laval Poolscape #1, Los Angeles.
Well, this weekend is off to a DESIGN filled start. I’m headed off to downtown LA in a bit to check out Dwell on Design event at the convention center. Then saturday will be back DTLA taking the family to Parachute Market.
From the people who brought us STOREFRONT LA and A Current Affair – PARACHUTE MARKET “is a quarterly design show for artists and designers to present their work in a thematic venue, chosen for its commonality and curatorial integrity. ” This weekend, for their Summer 2013 show, the theme is “Psychedelic Summer”, referencing post-modern design birthed via psychedelic culture. The market features furniture and object design, fine art, sculpture, vintage clothing, vintage furniture, fashion design, music, and the culinary arts, all cradled together under the theme of the season.~standardculture
More information and tickets here.