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10/14/2011

California (Design) Dreamin' part 3

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

In California, bright and happy colors were in. It could be the constant beautiful weather or the closeness to nature, but no matter the case, I am glad California designers found themselves working unabashedly with color. LACMA's California Design showcased some undoubtedly bright and happy designs that would be great additions to any home, even today.

Greta Magnusson Grossman's screen employed colored balls that seemed to float on the room divider. It's perfect permeable divide that separates but doesn't closet in. 
Otto Natzler's bowls caught my eye for their delicate leaf shape and gleaming, textured colors.
The stacking storage dishes by Louis Ipsen and this Catalina Pottery shrimp bowl had a lovely combination of colors that remind me of summer--gentle yellows, clear blues and a warm orange glow. If you've been to the Watts Towers, you might think this color scheme familiar.
Daniel Gale Turnbull ceramics, Pacific Clay Products and Catalina Pottery also employ the same cheery color scheme.

See more of Greta and Otto. Couldn't find a collection for Louis or Daniel, sorry! Any help in that direction would be great!

Read the other California Design posts. See more pictures of the exhibit here.

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