Showing posts from February, 2019

Weekend / Stuff

David Wurster lamp for Raymor, bottle and stand by Robert Hanley (as seen in the Modern Color / Pacifica ad), Valentine typewriter, and some smalls.

Palm Springs Modernism / 2019

Objects USA, San Diego
Palm Springs Modernism Show and Sale 2019
The ikebana arrangement is by Auralynn Nguyễn

Dave Hampton's wall of Concrete Poetry

Our neighbors, Hunt Modern, Santa Fe They brought the power French. 
The Hans Wegner bench in front is pretty rare and great.
20c Design, Dallas
Archive 20th Century, Costa Mesa Hans Wegner, Paul Evans and even some David Cressey
Archive 20th Century, Costa Mesa Claude Conover on Mario Botta
Dharam Damama, Los Angeles
Damama is the coolest
Red Modern, Phoenix Vladimir Kagan, Lee Porzio and Henry P. Glass 
Reform, Los Angeles Claire Falkenstein

Clyde Burt / Palm Springs Modernism

One of my favorite booths at the 2019 Palm Springs Modernism show was the Clyde Burt exhibition by Converso
In addition to traditional pottery forms, there were some dynamite abstract wall plaques and sculptural pieces.

That sign hung at Clyde's Ohio pottery studio.

Here's the whole booth.
In a 1966 Ceramics Monthly" explaining how he creates his distinctive ceramic wall plaques, Clyde Burt refers to them as "jigsaw puzzles," and there's as much truth as humor in his description. The plaque starts out as a more or less realized design, later is taken apart in pieces, then finally is put back together again."

Clyde Burt (1922-1981) was born in Melrose, Ohio.  He studied at Fort Wayne Art School and the Cape Cod School of Art.  He then worked under Maija Grotell at Cranbrook.  
He then returned to Ohio and worked as a full-time studio potter on his family's 28-acre farm. He then taught at Fort Wayne and Dayton Art Institute, and also participa…

Weekend / Stuff

Axel Larsson chair from 1948 , Peter Pepper magazine rack and Isamu Noguchi table for Knoll
Jack Boyd, Harrison McIntosh and Frans Wildenhain
Jack Boyd necklace.

Mod Swap / 2019

On Saturday, March 16th, a crew of a dozen or so Midcentury collectors will be gathering in San Diego to unload some great vintage goods.
 For the second year in a row, it will now be hosted by One Bunk at their Barrio Logan headquarters. It's a great space and includes some indoor and outdoor areas.

INCO / Products

INCO was an independent furniture company located in Los Angeles from 1924 to 1977.
Francis Inco (left) was the owner of the company. At the time, the factory was located in downtown Los Angeles. In 1934 Francis was killed in a car accident. His son, Joseph Inco (right), was also in the car, but survived. Joseph, who was serving as the general manager of INCO, then became president.
Along with running the company, Joseph designed furniture for INCO. They were primarily a bed manufacturer, then in the 1950s several lines of iron furniture were added.
INCO lounge

Inco stacking stools/tables are very similar to a design by Florence Knoll.
In addition to the frame extending further beyond the wood on the INCO stools, the most obvious difference is seen under the hood. The INCO version has rectangular metal tabs for the mounting screws. On the Knoll frame, the screws go directly through the rods (without tabs). 
I know this is very important information : / 

Milo Baughman designed INCO's …