Picture Perfect CasaAuthor:Abigail Stone
Casa Perfect opens its third Los Angeles home on Friday, February 15th
Upholding its tradition of moving every two years, Casa Perfect, the high design furniture showroom and nomadic gallery which carries a mix of limited-edition pieces that comes directly from artist studios alongside high-end production furniture and objects, leaves behind the Hollywood Regency style house created by Rex Lottery in 1958 and last owned by Elvis Presley in favor of a home designed by Raul F. Garduno in 1971. The sensual space is lush with texture and a zen calm bestowed on it by the Japanese influences that whisper throughout the home and the garden.
The house will debut with a exhibition of new works from the Wonky collection by artist Matthew Day Jackson, whose art is represented at Hauser & Wirth.
“Our new home for Casa Perfect LA is my favorite house yet,” says David Alhadeff, Founder of The Future Perfect. “The Casa Perfect concept for me has always been about utilizing incredible architecture – in this case a jewel that has been virtually untouched since 1971 – as a backdrop for our contemporary program. I’m particularly proud of the work Matthew will debut with us; his playful designs – impressively engineered and beautifully handworked – will help set the stage for a bright year in our new home, appropriately beginning during Frieze LA.”
LA-based USC-trained architect Raul Garduno was heavily inspired by legendary architects Rudolf Schindler and Richard Neutra. Known for subduing the steep grades of hillside lots into submission — the Franks House on Tigertail Road in Brentwood and the Fleming Drefeld House on Lucile in Silver Lake are two examples, his work often incorporated Asian elements. The Casa Perfect space reflects both a Japanese and midcentury influence; the decision to carpet the home in a ‘dried maple leaf’ orange-brown underlines these ideas.
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