June 10, 2013 |
Home offices might be a trend, but interior designers Nicholas Hertneck and Lawrence Lazzaro grew tired of running a business from their personal residence. In early June, the decorating duo moved their business, a division of the Beverly Hills firm Piper Hertneck Design, to the second floor of a Brentwood Village storefront. On the lower floor, they created Nicholas Lawrence, a retail space with herringbone hickory floors and Venetian and plastered walls. The Vermont soapstone sales counter, Lazzaro said, "was designed to look like it was salvaged from an Art Deco movie theater.
September 14, 1986
Cannell & Chaffin, an international planning and design firm, has moved its residential showroom to its headquarters at 2843 W. 7th St.
HOME & GARDEN
November 29, 2007 |
Known for his minimalist designs, Italian architect Piero Lissoni designed the recently opened By store much like his furnishings: sleek and simple. The innovative joint showroom for Italian manufacturers Boffi, Living Divani and Porro is composed of fully furnished living environments focusing on kitchen and bath, living and dining, bedroom and home office.
HOME & GARDEN
October 10, 2009 |
As tempting as it might be, you can't actually buy anything at the Herman Miller showroom, which has just opened in a former warehouse in Los Angeles, near Culver City. The facility exists to offer a comprehensive look at the company's storied furniture as well as a peek at future designs, says Lori Gee, Herman Miller's director of workplace solutions. Much of the new showroom is devoted to innovative office furnishings, many of which adapt easily for use in the home. It's also the place to see tricked-out versions of midcentury classics, such as the Eames 670 rocker in white leather and George Nelson's Marshmallow sofa in cowhide, as well as furniture from the company's European division and subsidiary Geiger.
October 11, 2012 |
After more than four decades in business, Arte de Mexico owner Jerry Stoffers has announced that he will close his 250,000-square-foot North Hollywood showroom complex early next year. Everything in the showroom will be liquidated at reduced prices: Hand-carved antique doors from India that were $2,000 to $6,000 will start at $595, and hand-carved wooden columns and sculpted marble colums from India that had been $1,500 to $3,000 will begin at $499. Accent chairs will start at $299 and ottomans at $99. Carved stone statues from Malaysia will start at $299, amethyst geodes from Brazil will start at $599, hand-carved antique doors from Mexico (an inexpensive coffee table top, perhaps?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2000 |
At Chef Franco, the chicken parmigiana is $7.95, fully loaded. There is no low, low financing. No salesman will use your first name half a dozen times every 90 seconds to say things like, "Steve, we're gonna put you in a brand-new chicken parmigiana . . . today!" or "Steve, when it comes to your family and chicken parmigiana, what kind of price can you put on safety?" But even without the standard sales lines, Chef Franco offers the ultimate in the Italo-automotive dining experience.