A Marriage of Craft and Design
At the same time that Pierre Koenig and Joseph Eichler were bringing modernism to California's landscape, artists and designers Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman were filling their homes with thoughtfully design, affordable modern goods. A new exhibit opening at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles on January 23—titled A Marriage of Craft and Design: The Work of Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman—celebrates the couple's 50-plus-year design partnership and the products they produced. Click through our slideshow for a peek at some of the duo's designs that will be on display.
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This three-part series, inspired by the museum's exhibition Masters of Mid-Century Modernism—Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, will present three films that encapsulate the era of 1950s and '60s entertaining, design, and archetypal characters. The films screened will be Pillow Talk (1959), Our Man Flint (1966), and The Party (1968). Arrive at 6pm for a film-inspired cocktail, craft and exhibition viewing.
This exhibition chronicles the journey of two immensely creative individuals from their independent studio training through their 50-year career as highly successful production designers. These Los Angeles-based artists, now in their eighties, shared their interest in, and devotion to, the principles of modern design. Using their deep knowledge of art history, traditional craft and folk art, the Ackermans have created a body of work remarkable for its diversity of styles, techniques and materials.
- Too much time has passed since we last checked in with mid-century furniture aficianado Sam Kaufman, whose diminutive gallery on Beverly Boulevard is always stocked with the most wonderful…
- Too much time has passed since we last checked in with mid-century furniture aficionado Sam Kaufman, whose diminutive gallery on Beverly Boulevard is always stocked with the most wonderful things.
The exhibition will offer an overview of the Ackermans' 50-year collaborative partnership, focusing on their work in decorative art and design, and their contribution to California mid-century modernism.
Squak started as a grad school project on sustainable design. The hand-cast slabs are made of recycled paper and glass bound with low-carbon cement.
Rugged and rough around the edges, we were romanced by this stonelike material’s comely imperfections.
Those imperfections come remarkably easily. Dropping a can of tomatoes and chopping on the surface carved deep divots and our sample broke in transit. Countertops that warrant kid gloves don’t pass muster.
If you’re a clean-cut type, “rugged” may read more “ragged.”
- Keeping greenery in your life can prove to be a difficult task when space is limited and you reside in a jungle of the concrete variety.