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July 1, 2004 | David A. Keeps, Special to The Times
Using no tools other than his hands, architect and furniture designer Gregg Fleishman needs only 29 minutes to transform 101 puzzle-like pieces of Finland birch into one of his Cluster Structures, probably the most sophisticated playhouse ever devised. "You need opposable thumbs to do this," announces Fleishman, "and you have to be at least as intelligent as a chimpanzee." Make that the kind of chimpanzee that can pound out "Romeo and Juliet" the first time it sits in front of a typewriter.
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HOME & GARDEN
July 1, 2004 | David A. Keeps, Special to The Times
Using no tools other than his hands, architect and furniture designer Gregg Fleishman needs only 29 minutes to transform 101 puzzle-like pieces of Finland birch into one of his Cluster Structures, probably the most sophisticated playhouse ever devised. "You need opposable thumbs to do this," announces Fleishman, "and you have to be at least as intelligent as a chimpanzee." Make that the kind of chimpanzee that can pound out "Romeo and Juliet" the first time it sits in front of a typewriter.
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April 5, 1992 | BARBARA THORNBURG
Wood is making a strong showing in the latest home interiors across the country--but it's wood with a twist. Unusual varieties, innovative uses and vibrant colors offer a break from tradition and bring new life to any room. PRICES AND SOURCES: Bob Josten maple side chair, $375, at LinderDesign, Los Angeles, and the Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica. Gregg Fleishman "Rockenwagner" chair, $700, through Gregg Fleishman, Los Angeles.
NEWS
March 4, 1999 | MAIRI HENNESSY
* AZCAST Products: Newly opened showroom at the LA Mart, 1933 S. Broadway, Suite 660, Los Angeles, (626) 330-2177. Prices range from $35 for a sleek aluminum soap dish to $620 for the Acrylic Recurve chair to $1,470 for the matching metal, glass-top breakfast table. * Gregg Fleishman Furniture: 3850 Main St., Culver City, (310) 202-6108. Prices range from $300 for a basic Finply chair to $4,000 for a double rocker. * Ilan Dei Studio: 1227 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 450-0999.
NEWS
September 21, 1989
There will be 12 empty chairs at an auction Saturday night to benefit the Venice Family Clinic building fund. But don't try to sit on them. The chairs, one of which is adorned with neon tubes, twigs and Christmas lights, are works of art that will be auctioned off to raise money to expand the clinic. A group of 200 physicians who organized the unusual fund-raiser and dinner dubbed it "Sweet Chair-ity." The event will be held at the Holmby Hills home of Diane and Stephen Reissman at 7 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 1989 | CATHY CURTIS
Like falling leaves--but also amusingly like '50s light fixtures and fabric designs--the translucent long ovals and circles and egg-shaped drifts of color layered on top of each other in Donald Traver's large paintings are mighty seductive. Named for places in New York's Hudson River Valley, these works translate the stems and pods of nature into a wry loveliness.
HOME & GARDEN
October 9, 2003 | Adamo DiGregorio and David A. Keeps, Special to The Times
When it comes to kids' rooms, many parents keep things cheap and cheerful. They look for furnishings that are easy to clean and hard to destroy, as soft and round as a Muppet's cheeks. The very notion of heirloom items -- be it the chair Grandpa built or a table you hope to pass down to your grandchildren -- seems as quaint as bronzed baby shoes. Living with youngsters? You don't have to turn your home into peewee's playhouse.
HOME & GARDEN
June 5, 2008 | David A. Keeps, Times Staff Writer
AT JUST over $50 per square foot, the Nomad Yurt is a fireproof, weather-resistant update of the traditional Mongolian tent, says its creator, Stephanie Smith, founder of Ecoshack in Los Angeles. Crafted from bamboo with a plywood floor, shown at right, the design has a sleeker interior look than the latticework frame found in traditional yurt kits and takes two people less than two hours to assemble.
NEWS
February 10, 1985 | BEVIS HILLIER
Gregg Fleishman's Forever Furniture looks like three-dimensional Chinese calligraphy on legs. There is a touch of Art Nouveau about it, too, in the whiplash line of some of the wood struts, reminiscent of the fanciful iron Metro signs in Paris. But those similarities are accidental. Great minds do think alike, and if Fleishman's fretted chairs evoke past designers, it is because his ideas and mastery of his medium (Finnish birch plywood) rival theirs.
HOME & GARDEN
January 22, 1994 | From Associated Press
An enduring modernist dream is to create great-looking furniture that is affordable. Elusive but not impossible. Recent independent efforts by a couple of architects depend on plywood and a router, which can cut plywood into intricate shapes with the same apparent ease as scissors to paper. Silvio Russo, a New Yorker born and trained in Italy, designs storage units, room dividers and tables. Gregg Fleishman of Los Angeles cuts out Lumbarest chairs.
NEWS
August 6, 1990 | LEON WHITESON, Whiteson is a Los Angeles architect and author whose most recent book is "The Watts Towers of Los Angeles."
While watching a weenie roast on a fork jutting from the center of his dish-shaped solar barbecue, artist David Gale ran through the many uses he imagined for his fanciful fryer. "The barbecue could double as a hot baptismal font," he said. "All I want to do is to stimulate ideas for enjoying our plentiful beach sunshine."
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