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Celebrate an Artful Life

Join us for a day of art at Thomas Lavin Pacific Design Center. Jewelry and Handmade Objects by Chicago metalsmith Gillion Carrara commencing at 10 a.m. That evening Thomas Lavin hosts Erika Heet, Editor in Chief Interiors Magazine and gallerist Edward Chella celebrating an artful life.

Edward Cella curates Thomas Lavin, PDC and is available to consult on your special projects and commissions.

Thursday, June 13, 5-8 p.m.
Thomas Lavin, PDC

rsvp admin@thomaslavin.com

February ‘Collingo’ Calendar from Tibor

February is Persimmon.

Shown here: Raw Coral Persimmon and Buckingham Flame

Our friends at Tibor are sending out monthly inspo based on ‘Collingo’, Tibor Reich’s unique color language created in 1956.

Sixty years later, Tibor still uses this system in their design studio when dealing with color.

The color spectrum, derived from the earth to the sun, is divided into tonal color groups. It’s Tibor’s way of organising colors.

Tibor Reich however, used it for every day life, in his house, on his folders, filing cabinets, telephones, fabric ranges and diaries – a true pioneer!

‘Collingo’ Color Calendar from Tibor

January/Spruce

Our friends at Tibor are sending out monthly inspo based on ‘Collingo’, Tibor Reich’s unique color language created in 1956.

Sixty years later, Tibor still uses this system in their design studio when dealing with color.

The color spectrum, derived from the earth to the sun, is divided into tonal color groups. It’s Tibor’s way of organising colors.

Tibor Reich however, used it for every day life, in his house, on his folders, filing cabinets, telephones, fabric ranges and diaries – a true pioneer!

www.tibor.co.uk

It’s All About the Beetle – FliePaper is in the Cooper Hewitt


Our very own Don Flood’s Beetle wallpaper (part of his FliePaper line) is on view as part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color (Now-January 13, 2019) at the Cooper Hewitt, NYC.

See the featured blog post here on the Cooper Hewitt site.

This Saturday – Join Thomas Lavin in conversation with Edward Chella

Thomas Lavin joins gallerist Edward Chella in a conversation about collecting through the decades Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m. The exhibition Dealer’s Choice: Painting and Sculpture in the 1980’s was curated in collaboration with Thomas Lavin and is now on view until December 29 at Edward Cella Art & Architecture, 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034

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

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
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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
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Raffi Kalenderian, painter whose work has been exhibited worldwide, including at
The Saatchi Gallery in London and Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Project
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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

RSVP to admin@thomaslavin.com

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

Artist Spotlight: Michael McEwen, McEwen Lighting Studio

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.