Furniture Fresh from South Central L.A.
In our October 2011 issue we're spotlighting all of our favorite American-made design. To lend a hand, we've asked Michael and Ruth Storc of the great site Design Patriot to share their top Made in the USA finds with us. This week, they spotlight Cisco Home, a sustanable furniture company based in South Central Los Angeles.
When he was in his early twenties, Cisco Pinedo began making custom furniture for his neighbors out of his home garage in South Central Los Angeles. As his business grew, he started buying abandoned buildings on an industrial strip of Western Avenue in the downtrodden neighborhood where he started. Cisco Home still makes all their upholstered goods, case goods, and their welded and hand-blown glass lighting in Los Angeles (under the name Cisco Brothers), employing over 100 workers in their factories alone. Every item in the huge range of stylish pieces is made with an eye on sustainability and green practices.
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- The thirteenth annual Interior Design Show (IDS) of Toronto—one of Canada's largest contemporary design shows—took place January 27th-30th.
- With considering the ever-expanding children's market in the modern design realm, the plethora of visitors, tiny people, and exhibitors at The Modern Family Zone at Dwell on Design was not surprising…
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After five successful years in New York, the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) will make its L.A. debut, turning the Los Angeles Theater Center into a bustling forum on design and architecture. Offering a dynamic line-up of 30 films from around the world, ADFF will present a series of intimate Q&As with the directors, as well as five panel discussions with design leaders and filmmakers on timely topics on urbanism, architecture, preservation, and design. Dwell is proud to be a media partner in all three markets.
Attendees will also be able to take the discussion further at ADFF receptions and in an adjoining theater lounge. Adding to the fun, a local book purveyor, Hennessey + Ingalls, will host a pop-up bookshop with books and journals that tie into themes of architecture and design.