John Pomp Debuts at the Thomas Lavin Showroom in the Laguna Design Center

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John Pomp is pleased to announce their representation by Thomas Lavin at the Laguna Design Center. The new partnership marks the company’s first and highly anticipated foray into the Orange County area.

The collection will officially debut during the Laguna Design Center’s Fall Market day on October 5, 2016. Thomas Lavin will carry the entire John Pomp collection of furniture and lighting, all designed by Philadelphia based designer and master glassblower John Pomp. The offerings will include the unveiling of the newest addition to the John Pomp collection: the Bonham Lounge Chair. Meticulously hand crafted, the Bonham Lounge Chair is constructed of an oil rubbed blackened steel frame with brass embellishments, leather tufted cushion and a detachable brass-weighted headrest pillow. Drawing from several historical influences, this chair is a nod to the past with a vision to the future. The Bonham Lounge Chair honors the considered details of hand craftsmanship with the beauty of natural materials, yielding another exclusive and timeless piece to add to Pomp’s growing collection.

The launch of John Pomp at Thomas Lavin will also mark the debut of the brand’s first vignette format for showrooms across the country, whereby all of the John Pomp furniture and lighting designs will occupy one premier space within the showroom. A key feature will be the inclusion of the Artist’s rare and limited edition art pieces. The objet d’art will draw inspiration from a design element of the John Pomp collection and will incorporate subtle artistic details specific to the geographic location of the showroom. This piece for the Thomas Lavin showroom will include sand from San Onofre, one of John’s favorite surf spots in the Laguna area.

“I have long admired the high standards of excellence and outstanding reputation Thomas Lavin has built within our industry. He has created a beautifully articulated aesthetic within his showrooms that I am honored to be a part of.”
-John Pomp

“I have been a huge fan of John Pomp for many years. It has been my desire to represent him – he is an artist non-pareil, a savvy businessman, and a visionary. No one is making the kind of work that John is. We are thrilled to bring him to the Orange, San Diego and Desert communities in Southern California.” -Thomas Lavin

Download the full press release here.

Thomas Lavin presents Hearing Light… Seeing Sound: Designing with All Our Senses

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Join us for a spirited exchange among distinguished professionals in the complementary disciplines of fine art, music, and design on how memorable design ignites all the senses to achieve true artistry in their chosen fields.

With noted furniture designer and accomplished pianist Dakota Jackson, who is introducing his newest furniture collection, Symphony, with each piece designed in a particular musical style
Bonnie Greenberg, music supervisor for such major Hollywood movies as Hairspray,
My Best Friend’s Wedding, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
and It’s Complicated
Raffi Kalenderian, painter whose work has been exhibited worldwide, including at
The Saatchi Gallery in London and Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Project
Moderated by Michael Slenske, a Los Angeles-based writer and contributing editor at Modern Painters, Art + Auction, and CULTURED. His work regularly appears in W, Architectural Digest, WSJ, and Wallpaper* among other publications.
Wednesday, September 21 at 4PM
Pacific Design Center, 2ND Floor Conference Room


Reception immediately to follow
in the Thomas Lavin Showroom, Suite B310

Artist Spotlight: Michael McEwen, McEwen Lighting Studio

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mcewenheadshot-blogA life rich in experiences – from performing classical ballet and studying textile design, jewelrymaking, silversmithing and sculpture to a fascination with all things mechanical – prepared Michael McEwen for his ultimate career as a lighting designer. It all began with a field trip to a junkyard, where he saw the possibility of creating functional art with cast-offs such as optical lenses, gears and cast iron furnace elements, and sold his one-off light fixtures via galleries and private commissions. Eventually, the constraints of found objects gave way to the freedom of fabricating in metals with unique finishes, blown and kiln-formed glass, and hard woods, and McEwen Lighting Studio Editions was born in 2003, with a show of standard fixtures at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. The fixtures, which are highly customizable, emphasize clean, modern silhouettes, and Michael preserves their soulfulness through his dedication to exacting craftsmanship and use of authentic materials. MLS designs can be found illuminating private residences across the country; shedding light on such entertainment-industry HQ’s as Pixar and Dreamworks Records; and shining up acclaimed food and wine destinations like Chaya Braserrie, Tra Vigne Restaurant, and Silver Oak Cellars – a testament to Michael’s extraordinary passion for his life’s work.

View McEwen Lighting Studio on the TL site.