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August 19, 1993 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joseph Somers, 63, makes dressing tables that look like stacks of suitcases. He calls them luggature. Obviously, Somers is a playful man. His shop on the Los Angeles-Culver City border is filled with furniture whose function includes making people smile. People see one of his chairs that seems to have sprouted a hand or a table with boots as well as legs, and they begin to chuckle. "It's like somebody making faces at them," Somers said. "And they grin back at it."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1993 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joseph Somers, 63, makes dressing tables that look like stacks of suitcases. He calls them luggature. Obviously, Somers is a playful man. His shop on the Los Angeles-Culver City border is filled with furniture whose function includes making people smile. People see one of his chairs that seems to have sprouted a hand or a table with boots as well as legs, and they begin to chuckle. "It's like somebody making faces at them," Somers said. "And they grin back at it."
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October 6, 1991 | MICHELLE WILLIAMS
At first glance--in fact, at second, third and fourth glances--it looks like a stack of suitcases. But look closer and you'll see it's a chest of drawers painted to look like luggage. "I should have done this years ago," says nurse-turned-craftsman Joseph Somers, who transforms naked furniture into spectacular--yet functional--artworks. Very little of Somers' collection is standard stuff.
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October 6, 1991 | MICHELLE WILLIAMS
At first glance--in fact, at second, third and fourth glances--it looks like a stack of suitcases. But look closer and you'll see it's a chest of drawers painted to look like luggage. "I should have done this years ago," says nurse-turned-craftsman Joseph Somers, who transforms naked furniture into spectacular--yet functional--artworks. Very little of Somers' collection is standard stuff.
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November 26, 1998 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Step inside Pearl Maremont's Montana Avenue store, Raw Style, and it's obvious this isn't your ordinary furniture shop. It's a riot of color and a mishmash of shapes and designs, from the hand-painted chair decorated with dizzying rows of dots to the handmade ceramic bank shaped like a toaster and the table with faux marble top that looks, even on close scrutiny, like the real thing. "People say, 'What do you call it?' " Maremont says. "I just say, it's 'anti-style.'
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