Showing posts from October, 2017

Downtown / Modernism

Downtown Modernism vintage flea market is this weekend in Los Angeles.  It's a good one!

Weekend / Stuff

Billy Al Bengston
Hal Fromhold, Dora de Larios and Malcolm Leland
Michael van Beuren for Domus

Weekend / Stuff

La Gardo Tackett
Anyone seen this one before? It looks like some sort of VKG contraption.
Another California Design catalog
This one is pretty special. It belonged to one of my favorite potters, Jean Balmer.

LAMA / 25

In October of 1992LAMA had their first auction. So on this, their 25th anniversary auction, it looks like they are offering up a little more of the modern classics than usual, including a lot of Eames!  It's safe to say that the Eames are a sentimental favorite for most modern dealers.  In the whole scheme of things it doesn't sell for all that much, but it truly is some of the greatest American Design. I love that LAMA keeps putting it in their sales.   The pair of 421 N ESUs will most likely be the exception to the Eames not selling for a lot rule. These examples are as good as it gets. They are being sold individually, but it would be a shame if the same person doesn't buy both. Whatever they sell for, it will be a great deal because they should be worth double.  Now stuffed animal chairs on the other hand.... Funny things is the Campana Brothers chairs on the left are estimated at the exact same price as the ESUs above. Go figure. 
George Nelson. Nice Kite clock up there.


Weekend / Stuff

More iron

Dieter Rams / Braun

Dieter Rams/Braun exhibition at JF Chen Curated by Daniel Ostroff, with exhibition design by Clare Graham
Dieter Rams TP 1 and T 3 radio. These are rare! The first iPod is obviously based off the T3. Actually most Apple designs borrow heavily from Dieter Rams. If you don't believe me, read this.
TP 1 in action. To really see it in action, check out this video.
Source: MoMA
Braun SK 4 or "Snow White's Coffin," designed by Rams and Hans Gugelot
The Vitsoe shelving by Dieter Rams was provided by the company. They have a new showroom in Los Angeles

The stools are Stapelprogramm 740 for Vitsoe, 1973

Atelier 1 Audio System. That stand is rare. This and many other pieces are on loan from Future Forms.
My stereo is hanging out here for a while.