Continuing our previews of the best and most interesting exhibits from LA’s Dwell on Design.
Sam Maloof Studios
Booth Number: 209 & 211
Sam Maloof furniture is hand made by just three men working according to the direction of their mentor, Sam Maloof. If you want a piece you have to wait, there are no short cuts here. The designs are not licensed for mass production, it is unlikely that they ever will be. Theirs is total commitment to the principals of hand made artisan produced furniture. This is the exhibit you can expect the other furniture makers to be gathered around.
Poggenpohl U.S., Inc.
Booth Number: 437
I was listening to kitchen experts talking about sustainability at a recent trade show. The man from Poggenpohl patiently explained that while they get the occasional call asking for a replacement handle for a forty year old kitchen – no one moves into a home with a Poggenpohl kitchen and tears it out. Swing by and admire the designs but also have a very close look at the quality. Poggenpohl are probably the world’s best known luxury kitchens for a reason.
Laura Rittenhouse Studio Furniture
Booth Number: 721
Time to break that ‘one image per listing’ rule. Laura designs and makes furniture for her fortunate clients in California. There is a simplicity of design which is reminiscent of the best of mid century modern. Proportions are perfect, craftsmanship impeccable and detail just enough to make her work distinctive and highly desirable. Artisan designer/makers are much in evidence at Dwell, as they’ve been at other trade shows we have covered recently, and long may that continue.