Los Angeles Designers at Milan Design Week
Los Angeles designers Matthew Sullivan, Tanya Aguiñiga, and Ben Medansky exhibited their work during the 2014 Milan Design Week as part of the L.A. x Milano project curated by Bold LA
and BPM Studio
. "Coming together with the Los Angeles designers was very interesting," Fabrizio Bertero, principal of BPM, says. "Much of the interest was in Tanya’s colorful weavings and Sullivan’s masks—ethnic exchange and specifically the mix of Latin and American cultures was the basis of this collaboration. The 80s were a visible inspiration in the furniture featured within the instillation. The collection produced seemingly different languages, but their common denominator was found in the sophisticated ceramics by Medansky." We share some of the pieces on view.
The founder of Al Que Quiere, Matthew Sullivan exhibited his furniture and objects, which nod to Postmodern design of the 1980s. "Nothing is completely new, perhaps a unique combination, but not new," he says. "All the words that people speak, all words written, all the concepts we have for furniture or government or interpersonal relationships—even if they exist in opposition to precedents—are literally built from the past both microscopically and ideologically as well as part of an infinitely larger inscrutable process."
The walnut Sarraute table is a variation of his earlier Logos table. "I am very proud of the original and will probably be playing with the general concept until, well, I can't," he says.