Matthew Sullivan

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.  Los Angeles Designers at Milan Design Week by Diana Budds