Robert Swanson candelabra and Alvar Aalto stools Robert Swanson designed the candelabra to compliment the Saarinen-Swanson Group. The line, designed in collaboration with his wife Pipsan, included furniture, textiles, lamps, glassware and ceramics. Source: House & Garden, July 1947 Robert F. Swanson, Pipsan and her father Eliel Saarinen, Marianne Strengell, Benjamin Baldwin, Charles Dusenbury, and ceramicist Lydia K Winston all collaborated on the Saarinen Swanson Group. Source: House & Garden, July 1947 The interesting thing is that mine is iron, possibly to compliment the Sol-Air group by Pipsan and Robert. More about the candelabra: MIA & Cranbrook Also, according to the original owner, it was purchased at VKG. I was so happy to get this. Now I need to figure out what it went to. James Lovera and Harry Handler (see more here ) A great ikebana container, Robert C Fritz, James Lovera and Ted Saito Howard Miller clock, Heath ladle, Gustavsberg watering can and La Gard
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I love bisque Architectural Pottery so I was pretty happy about this collection from an original owner. They are mostly by Malcolm Leland but there are a couple La Gardo Tackett large cones and one by Paul McCobb. I always found it a little strange that Paul McCobb designed for AP. All the other designers were based in Southern California. McCobb is the only east coast designer I can think of. Isamu Noguchi James Wayne glass vase, Thomas Ferreira, Kenji Fujita and Eames Kurt Versen Speaking of classic lamps, a friend gave me some awesome ephemera. Merit Specified! It includes some Pascoe drawings. I also picked up a couple photos from an LA based product photographer. Seen here is a Dan Johnson chair. There are a lot of goodies in this shot.
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Breaking Ground: Women in California Clay at AMOCA , celebrating 44 artists who have defined—and redefined—ceramics over the past 100 years. Many of the Golden State’s most innovative and impactful ceramic artists in the 20th and 21st centuries are women who faced adversity due to gender inequality and were often ignored or overlooked in favor of their male counterparts. These incredibly determined women pushed forward, driven by creativity and tenacity. The exhibition is co-curated by Beth Ann Gerstein (Executive Director), Jo Lauria (Adjunct Curator), and Edith Garcia (Professor, California College of the Arts and University of California, Berkeley). The exhibition is arranged chronologically, with the first group named "breaking ground." This includes Vivika Heino. A pretty great Heino. Heino glaze tests. I love this. Marguerite Wildenhain Wildenhain's production porcelain airplane cup from her Bauhaus days. Laura Andreson Another Andreson piece. Ruth Rippon Elaine K