Been: de LaB’s Collecting Eames at JF Chen

We had plenty of Eames-filled dreams after seeing the Collecting Eames show with de LaB last Tuesday, hosted by renowned furniture dealer JF Chen. Daniel Ostroff, curator and editor of EamesDesigns, led a tour of the design duo‘s 425 covet-worthy classics – the largest collection of original Eames furniture in the nation.

In his engaging talk, Ostroff demonstrated a healthy amount of respect and passion for all things Eames, explaining the history of each piece in great detail. From the utilitarian (the now-iconic plastic chair) to the innovative (a molded fiberglass La Chaise), and even the unexpected (a tube radio, anyone?), the exhibit gave a comprehensive look into the Eames’ impressive body of work.

“Collecting Eames” will be on display until January 14, 2012 as a part of the Getty’s art initiative, Pacific Standard Time. Check out the exhibit at JF Chen, or take home a piece of the show with the handsome hardcover, Collecting Eames, The JF Chen Collection.  Of course, all the pieces are available for purchase.  Or you can talk to JF Chen about Herman Miller repros.

Photos by Christine Kim/Secret Agent PR


Go: M&A Workshop with Judy Chicago for PST

Unleash your inner sculptor and be a part of the performative construction this weekend!  In preparation for the Pacific Standard Time Public Art and Performance Festival next year, Materials & Applications is holding an interactive workshop series led by internationally acclaimed artist Judy Chicago. Known for bold, powerful pieces such as The Dinner Party and The Holocaust Project, Chicago is an icon in the world of contemporary art.

This weekend, participants will  work alongside the artist herself to reinterpret her iconic 1968 public art installation,  “Disappearing Environments.” In the first of three Sublime Material workshops, Chicago will introduce the background, methods, and creation of the original installation, which was comprised of 91 blocks of dry ice. Tools, safety gear, and 60lb blocks of dry ice will be provided, but with only 40 open spots, spaces are filling up fast!

For more information or to register, click here.