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.
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Tagged Craft and Folk Art Museum, LA Box Collective, reclaimed wood, windfall, woodworking
Sidecar Furniture will have a Danish cord weaving workshop at Off the Saw on August 9, 2014. Students will be provided with a FSC white oak stool made by Sidecar Furniture and a spool of Danish cord. During this all day class students will learn the craft of Danish cord weaving and take home a stool they have woven themselves. Details can be found here.
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.
Actually it’s been done for weeks but I’m finally getting around to editing the photos and blogging about it. Honestly, I needed a break from it after working on it for weeks but I recently was at the owner’s home for some more work and I was able to visit it again and take some photos of it. I always like seeing my furniture being enjoyed and used.
In its home.
This is it with the lid up to access the turntable and the doors positioned in the center to expose the speakers which are behind removable cloth panels.
When I opened it to photograph the interior they had Kind of Blue on the turntable. Nice.
David Johnson – Sidecar Furniture
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