California Design / LACMA

An oasis of California Design is tucked away on the third floor of the Art of the Americas Building at LACMA

Richard Neutra, La Gardo Tackett and Walter Lamb

Richard Neutra, 1941
Chair from Channel Heights Housing Project, San Pedro

John Kapel, Greta Grossman and Ray & Charles Eames

As far as Eames, it doesn't get much rarer than this Evans prototype from 1944-45

They paid a pretty penny for it too. It was sold through LAMA in 2000 for $107,000

5-2-7 bolt pattern! 
Of course I checked underneath. 

Richard Neutra, 1931/1941

David Cressey

Monster Gertrud & Otto Natzler

Harrison McIntosh x 2

John Mclaughlin

LACMA will be having a solo exhibition of his work, beginning on November 13. 

Tackett / Thursday

It's National Coffee Day

Weekend / Stuff



Kids stuff

Tackett / Thursday

Garden sculptures by La Gardo Tackett, a gift of the Lawrence Family in honor of Max and Rita Lawrence (Architectural Pottery founders), alongside  a Richard Neutra chair from his Channel Heights Housing Project, San Pedro. They are are currently on display at LACMA.

Weekend / Stuff

Gertrud + Otto Natzler

Hawk House / Stan Hawk

Milo Baughman / Glenn of California

Weekend / Stuff


Lantern by Aurilla Doener for Architectural Pottery and Doyle Lane

The Aurilla Doener lantern was in the 1964 Architectural Pottery catalog and it was shown in California Design 9 (1965)

A few years earlier Doener received an "Honorable Mention" in Washington. 

Plaque by Vivika and Otto Heino and a weaving

Cool ceramic lamps with not so cool shades

Tackett / Thursday

Steve McQueen is the "King of Cool", so it's no surprise he had La Gardo Tackett and Kenji Fujita in the kitchen of his 1962 Buff & Hensman in the Hollywood Hills. 
Photo: Sid Avery via Reform Gallery

I'm sure those Fujita liquor decanters saw a lot of use

Photo: Sid Avery

You know he drove his Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta to buy that Tackett

Steve McQueen also had Eames

Source: Life

He also wore khakis while sitting in his Tropi-Cal chair. 
Tough guys sit on iron.

Source: Gap 

Marlon Brando with bongos and a Harry Lawenda Lamp. That also looks like a Richard Galef pencil cup.

Photo: Sid Avery

Paul Newman was kinda cool and collected Dansk.

Photo: Sid Avery

Weekend / Stuff

VKG chairs, 40s terracotta sculpture and macrame   

Iron and Isamu Kenmochi

Clay and a Sori Yanagi sake glass

George Nelson/Irving Harper fire starter and Japanese iron