This summer we journeyed to Southern California to showcase our products at two venues in Los Angeles: Heath Ceramics and Dwell on Design.
Modern design in Los Angeles took off in the decades following WWII in response to an influx of young families moving West and a desire to shake off the old traditions of Europe. With a community of young and progressive architects and designers like Pierre Koenig, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Ray and Charles Eames, design in Los Angeles helped define contemporary living on the West Coast in the ‘40s and beyond. So it only made sense to head down there with our best products that showcase our sense of contemporary California design.
To kick off our arrival in the City of Angels, we held a party with our longtime friends and collaborators, Heath Ceramics. For years our two companies have been specified together in contemporary projects up and down the West Coast. We filled their showroom on Beverly Blvd creating moments to gather around our products both indoors and out. It was nice to have an event where we could finally share our stories together.
For three days after we exhibited at the Dwell on Design show in the LA Convention Center. The show is organized by Dwell Magazine and features fabricators, designers and manufacturers from the world over. We were excited to be able to showcase our products — including two new planter shapes and a new indoor/outdoor fire feature — amongst other captivating products and furniture.
We were well received wherever we went and made exciting new connections along the way. The design scene in Los Angeles is always changing and it adds a lot to our sensibilities to be able to explore new sources of inspiration. Our sojourn was exciting and we were happy to be able to venture out of our neck of the woods and try something new.