Showing posts from 2018

Modernica / Props

You know this famous Julius Shulman photo. It's Case Study House 21 by Pierre Koenig.
Source: © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles 
Here is the room looking from the other direction.
Source: © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles 
And here is the Gerald McCabe sofa Pierre Koenig specified for the house. This is the one Koenig had McCabe produce in 1998, when Pierre was restoring the house. The original was damaged at some point.
It is now part of the massive inventory at Modernica Props.
The 65,000 square ft. prop house is located in the former Dolly Madison Bakery in Silverlake. As you can see, it's stacked high.
There are some gems.
Lots of Tropi-Cal
Wes Williams

The BBQ selection is deep.

The Cadillac of grills.

Weekend / Stuff

Vase, lamp and a Dora De Larios owl
Stool by Olof Kettunen for Merivaara, Finland
Another Martin Perfit for Rene Brancusi table
Mighty Oak
And my favorite thing for the weekend is this.

Maurice Martiné / Exhibition

Maurice Martiné (1918-2006) spent over five decades designing in Laguna Beach, Ca. His award-winning furniture designs from the 1940s and 50s received international notoriety. He was hired by top architects, such as A Quincy Jones and William Cody– yet he is relatively unknown and examples of his work are extremely scarce.  This exhibition presents the greatest number of designs by Martiné ever assembled-all sourced from private collections.

Exhibition Opening:
Saturday, April 21st 6-9pm
Archive 20th Century
884 W 18th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Weekend / Stuff

Dora De Larios sculpture from the late 1950s
A nice gift from Boomerang!

Bananas Malcolm Leland pot

Palm Springs Modernism / 2018

The 2018 Palm Springs Modernism show
Archive 20th Century It's always great to see an Eames ESU 4 stacker.

Red Modern

Allen Ditson and some Scandi stuff. I guess Finn Juhl is cool.
Funkis had a great booth, as usual. Ken almost sold out.
Sputnik Modern
This was one of my favorite things at the show. 
Ruth Duckworth, in bronze
Reform Gallery
The J.B. Blunk corner at Reform
Bernard Rosenthal plaque 
It was Converso's 15th year of doing the show. He showed some great classics.
20C Design from Texas
Their fiber game was strong.
They also had this Bonniers iron bowl by Isamu Noguchi (probably)