Eichler homes have become very sought after in recent years. Not long ago you had to have large sums of money on your budget with a mix of lots of land and wait…luck to be able to land one famous mid-century modern desert-style homes. Desert Eichler Homes is going to change that.
Herman Miller brings back classic Eames chair in recyclable fiberglass
By Lisa Boone
April 16, 2014 | 12:12 p.m.
The iconic Eames molded fiberglass shell chair returns to vintage form as Herman Miller unveils a sustainable version of the 1950 chair that is made from recyclable fiberglass.
Herman Miller discontinued the popular shell chair during the 1980s due to environmental concerns associated with fiberglass production. In 2000, the company reintroduced the chair in recyclable polypropylene, which is commonly used for outdoor furnishings and stackable side chairs.
3145 Atwater Ave, Atwater Village, CA 90039
2BD / 2BA
Celebrated design+build firm ReInhabit presents a vintage Cal Bungalow that has been restored, expanded and re-imagined in Atwater Village
The original 1925 structure has been preserved and re-engineered with new construction and salvage elements.
1249 N Tigertail Rd, Brentwood, CA 90049
2BD / 3BA
The Franks House designed by Raul Garduno. Mid Century Modern with walls of glass in Brentwood.
Beautiful koi ponds lead you into this amazing hillside architectural property featured in the Los Angeles Conservancy 1960’s Architecture Tour.
We continue our Art and Design exploration with this third of six videos courtesy of the Open University. Bahaus: The most celebrated art school in the world. How Bahaus is your house?
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This video explains how Arts and Crafts period, narrated by Ewan McGregor, is one of the most influential periods in design History.
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Lloyd Wright, Civic Center Plan, Courtesy UCLA Special Collections
NEVER BUILT: LOS ANGELES
JULY 28 – OCTOBER 13, 2013
Never Built: Los Angeles will explore the “what if” Los Angeles. This exhibition asks: Why is Los Angeles a hotbed of great architects, yet so lacking in urban innovation?
This show, co-curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin and designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects, looks at visionary works that had the greatest potential to reshape the city, from building to master plans, parks to follies and transportation proposals any of which could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the metropolis.
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Article courtesy of A+D Museum of Los Angeles
KEM WEBER, 1889 – 1963, was born in Berlin, Germany, a furniture- and industrial designer, an architect, art director and teacher. Going by his first name KEM is the short for his full name KARL EMANUEL MARTIN.
Before he enrolled at the school of decorative arts in berlin in 1908, where he studied with BRUNO PAUL, he was trained as a cabinet maker. Already in 1910 he became involved in the construction of the german pavilion at the the brussels world fair. After graduating in 1912 kem worked for the german government on a display for the San Francisco PANAMA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION in 1915.
To supervise the project he was sent to san francisco and was stranded there after WW1 ( 1914 – 1918 ) erupted. While teaching in Santa Barbara, California, Kem opened his own design studio, became a U.S.citizen in 1924, and headed to L.A. as an art director for Barker Bros. furniture.
From 1927 on, he also designed modern sets for Hollywood movies and private residences in his own studio. In 1934 his AIRLINE CHAIR became famous.