July 7, 2020
A true craftsman in every sense of the word, Sam Maloof created furniture with a soul. His pieces straddle function and beauty, always bearing the intrinsic quality of the human touch. Maloof’s 1973 rocking chair, featured in our upcoming July 30-August 9 Modern Art & Design Timed Online Only Auction, is no exception.
May 10, 2016
The Bay Area craftsman Arthur Espenet Carpenter was one of the most celebrated figures in the post-war American Studio Furniture movement. A self-taught woodworker, Carpenter almost singlehandedly defined a new design aesthetic known as the “California roundover”—a style characterized by pleasingly flowing lines and gently-contoured edges that feel almost supple to the touch. LAMA’s May 22, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction includes the graceful, comfortable Wishbone chair–Carpenter’s signature design–as well as a drop-leaf table with organically curving struts. Rendered with skill and affection, such offerings exude the gentle warmth of the hand-made object.