California Design

Artist Spotlight: Ron Davis

October 12, 2019

Artist Spotlight: Ron Davis

Read more about Ron Davis in advance of the October 20, 2019 Modern Art & Design Auction

Designs from the Cleo Baldon Estate

February 1, 2016

Cleo Baldon

From the 1960s and onwards, Cleo Baldon designed more than 3,000 pools in and around Los Angeles. She has been credited with the invention of the lap pool in the early seventies, a contribution that helped to advance the personal fitness revolution. At the same time, Baldon was a force for SoCal cool and sybaritic relaxation. She designed successful lines of outdoor furniture that married the sleek minimalism of modernist design with materials redolent of the region’s Spanish Colonial heritage. LAMA’s February 21, 2016 auction will include ten lots of furniture and designs by Ms. Baldon from her estate, as well as fine art comprising of two vintage photographs by Baldon’s close friend Julius Shulman and three original works of art by Oskar Fischinger.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Eudorah Moore

May 16, 2014


The upcoming May 18, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction features 14 lots from the personal collection of Eudorah Moore, the pioneering curator of the Pasadena Art Museum who organized groundbreaking exhibitions that introduced the world to California design. LAMA is proud to champion Moore’s legacy by offering this selection of works – a majority from California artists – to a new generation of buyers. As she did in her professional life, Moore combined a dazzling multitude of disciplines when curating her Pasadena abode.

Panel Discussion – Cultural Crossroads: Contemporary Design in L.A.

November 1, 2013

The Decorative Arts and Design Council at LACMA looks forward to welcoming you to a panel discussion:

Cultural Crossroads: Contemporary Design in L.A.

Tuesday, November 12 at 7 PM
LACMA | Brown Auditorium

Please RSVP to or 323 857-6528 by November 11

Designed in California

April 27, 2012

From Grossman and Falkenstein, to Neutra and Natzler, read more about a selection of five designers and architects who helped shape Southern California’s Modern landscape.

LACMA at the Schindler Buck House Celebrating California Modern Design

June 4, 2010

Two nights ago some of LA’s most passionate and focused modernist enthusiasts got together at the Schindler Buck House to raise funds for the upcoming LACMA exhibition California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way” opening on October 1, 2011. Amongst the group was our very own Peter Loughrey, who also is on the board […]