Mid-Century Finds by Sam Kaufman
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 things. Here he shares hia considerable knowledge to give us a bit of back story to a few of his most recent acquisitions.
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- 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.
- 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…
- The opening night of the Los Angeles Modernism Show, held for the first time at Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, was defined by intriguing pieces by both modern favorites and…
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.
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.
This simple wood chair is made from sustainably harvested maple from New York and Pennsylvania. It's stackable and available either unfinished, covered in clear lacquer, or a (more pricey) brightly colored lacquer.
The proportions are lovely, and we like that it's made in the U.S.A., but frankly this chair seems way expensive for what it is.
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.
- Original Ettore Sottsass furniture and accessories that were custom designed and built for the late tech pioneer Max Palevsky will hit the auction block March 6th at LA Modern.