It’s almost here! Our exhibition at the Craft & Folk Art Museum opens at the end of the month and we hope you’ll join us. We’ve been working hard on a diverse body of work for this show, incorporating locally sourced wood from the massive storm that felled many trees throughout Los Angeles in 2011.
Windfall features new furniture and functional objects from members of the Los Angeles-based Box Collective, a group of designer-makers dedicated to creating innovative objects from reclaimed and sustainably sourced wood. The works in the exhibition were fabricated from trees that fell in northeastern Los Angeles during the historic windstorm of 2011. Ten members of the group will have works on display: Robert Apodaca, Casey Dzierlenga, Harold Greene, David Johnson, RH Lee & JD Sassaman, Samuel Moyer, Andrew Riiska, Stephan Roggenbuck, Cliff Spencer, and William Stranger.
The opening reception for Windfall by Box Collective takes place on May 28, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The reception is free for CAFAM members and open to the public for a $12 entry fee.
Posted in Cliff Spencer Furniture Maker, Events, Riiska Design, Robert Apodaca, Samuel Moyer Furniture, Sidecar Furniture, Stranger Furniture
Tagged Craft and Folk Art Museum, LA Box Collective, reclaimed wood, windfall, woodworking
Out with the old (desk) and in with the new…
Craft and Folk Art Museum
It’s quite rare indeed that the L.A. BoxCo gets to pool their talents and resources to produce a singular piece, together as a group. We’ve fortunately come across that opportunity with a new design for the entry desk of the Craft and Folk Art Museum across from LACMA on Wilshire. This tiny gem on Museum Row shows some really delightful exhibitions and is definitely worth a visit, especially if you’ve never been there.
Andrew Riiska taking some measurements.
The old desk is currently being demolished with all of its hardware to be repurposed for the future project. The new desk will be a perfect fit for the museum which promotes excellent design and craft, not to mention it will be made locally with sustainable methods.
So check back here to see the desk progress!
AltBuild 2011 is this weekend. Come say hello and meet members of the LA Box Collective at the Santa Monica Civic Center, this Friday and Saturday, May 6th and 7th. Admission is FREE.
The crew has big plans! Come see what we have and learn about sustainable building and remodeling resources.
Congratulations to Andy Riiska, whose Inky and Pac Man tables are in the February issue of DETAILS magazine!
The BoxCo Debut Exhibition has moved from AltBuild and now resides at Fifth Floor in Chinatown. The reception will be Saturday, June 12th, from 6-9pm. We hope to see you there! Also, you can check out some more images of all the pieces here.
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Tagged Chinatown, Fifth Floor
I brought my camera to capture the excitement that was sure to be moving around in our space at AltBuild and wouldn’t you know it, I forgot to make sure the battery was charged before leaving home. Foolish... I managed to get some good footage of some of our work, but William Stranger saved the day. William was very generous in allowing me to film him while he worked on his utensil and as you see in the film, he offered up very insightful words that embody what all of us at BoxCo feel in one way or another.
This selection of our work will show again at Fifth Floor Gallery this month, so I will have a new opportunity to film everyone’s work and present the LA Box Collective in all it’s glory. Stay tuned for AltBuild Debut II.
Posted in case and grain, Cliff Spencer Furniture Maker, Joint Lab, Riiska Design, Robert Apodaca, Samuel Moyer Furniture, Sidecar Furniture, Stranger Furniture, The Makers, Topher Paterno, whyrHymer
Tagged AltBuild 2010