La Gardo Tackett studio bowl
Report from the field (Phoenix, AZ)
Public Work: Lines of Desire, at the Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles explores Peter Shire’s public and private architectural commissions. It was curated by Jo Lauria.
Objects USA presents their annual weekend-long sales exhibition.
DatesOpening Reception:Friday, Nov. 21st, 7 pmSaturday, Nov. 22nd 10 am – 5 pmSunday, Nov. 23rd 10 am – 4 pmLocationRonis Fine Art - 1946 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92102
More information at objectsusa.com
Amy Auscherman, design preserver / archivist at Herman Miller had a way better Tackett Thursday than I did. This is a La Gardo Tackett memo to Hugh De Pree, son of Herman Miller founder, D.J. De Pree. This is when Tackett was working for the company's Objects Division.
This weekend : MALCOLM MCCLAIN: VISUAL, TEXTUAL includes work from the 1940s through the late 1970s. The exhibition will also include a sound installation by Charles Curtis drawn from texts by McClain.
November 8 and 9 at Ronis Fine Art - 1946 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92102
What I didn't know is that he designed this base around the same time. It was used as a plant stand or a table and is pretty much the same concept as the candelabrum. It seems super obvious now.
Here it is in table form. I've had a couple of these and never knew the designer. Since they are usually found in the SF Bay Area, I assumed it was a designer from up there. It turned out to be true. The wormhole paid off this time. Too bad I sold the tables.
Also in the early 50's, Bisharat supposedly worked with with the Ralph M. Parsons Company and helped with the plan for Disneyland in Anaheim. He was in the LA area, so it's plausible, but I couldn't find anything to substantiate the claim that he or the Parsons company worked on the project. I'm not a big fan of Disneyland, but the original plan and "merchantainment" prospectus is fascinating. It can be found here.