March 4, 1999 |
* 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.
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.
July 14, 1989 |
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 |
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
January 22, 1994 |
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.
February 10, 1985 |
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.