Author: Jade Chang

Ultimate Collector

Eli Broad wields his vast fortune like a blunt instrument—buying art, hiring architects, and shaping L.A. through a mix of civic vision and force of will.

A Table to Go

Last year, when Heath Ceramics owners Cathy Bailey and Robin Petravic took the train from New York to California with their three-year-old baby, they brought along two of the enduring Sausalito company’s plates and a bowl. “It’s so much nicer…

Custom Cuts

Rudy’s Barbershop–a West Coast mini-chain with national aspirations–may have a formula for growth that satisfies a new generation’s thirst for authenticity.

Coming Together

The team of designers behind a Noah’s ark gallery in Los Angeles reflects the values of the Old Testament story.

Model Timeline

At Gehry Partners model making is a kinetic process. “When Frank and I work together,” Craig Webb explains, “he’ll do a sketch, I’ll do a model, he’ll do a sketch, I’ll do a model.” For IAC the process began with…

WeSeeYou@ICFF—Kathrin Eirich + Arne Zimmermann

Kathrin Eirich/Eirich and Friends, 30, Interior Architect Arne Zimmermann/Pablo’s Birthday, 39, Gallery Owner What are you doing here at ICFF? KE - …looking at furniture! AZ – I’m her assistant. She looks at furniture and I write down what she…

WeSeeYou@ICFF—Stephanie Forsythe

Stephanie Forsythe/molo, 36, designer/maker/architect What are you doing here at ICFF? We’re here for the 4th time. We’ve kind of grown up here. The first show we came to, our first year, we only had a teapot. This year it’s…

WeSeeYou@ICFF—Genevieve Grenier

Genevieve Grenier/Age Design, 30, Industrial Designer What are you doing here at ICFF? We’re launching our first project, it’s a high chair. We had a baby, and we had one of those big chairs, we called them SUV chairs. They’re…

WeSeeYou@ICFF— Maloos Anvarian

Maloos Anvarian, 48, Interior Designer What are you doing here at ICFF? I’m looking at products just to see what’s new. And I’m looking for some things for our showroom in San Francisco. Have you seen anything that you love?…

WeSeeYou@ICFF—Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon, 47, Designer What are you doing here at ICFF? It’s time to take America seriously. It’s always been strangely remote for me, but it feels like a good moment now—maybe people are getting tired of Italian design and…

WeSeeYou@ICFF—Jay Urban

Jay Urban, 24, Industrial Designer What are you doing here at ICFF? Presenting with Rick Lee. It’s our first time here – we’re based in San Francisco – and I actually just started working with the company. What was your…

WeSeeYou@ICFF—Liz Kinmark + Kegan Fisher

Liz Kinmark, 21, Independent Designer + Kegan Fisher, 21 Independent Designer What are you doing here at ICFF? LK – We’re hoping to get feedback on our stuff, and hopefully some stores will pick it up. KF – Our line…