The Agenda: Fritz Hansen, Remodelista Market, and RAM BookshopAuthor:Allison McCarthy
Bay Area design enthusiasts can finally get their fill of iconic pieces by Danish furniture producer Fritz Hansen. The company is opening a concept store in San Francisco’s Jackson Square neighborhood. Does the name not ring a bell? Just think of modern Nordic design classics—the Egg, Swan, Series 7, and PK22—based on original works by designers such as Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjaerholm. New works by Jamie Hayon, Kasper Salto, and more will also be on offer.
When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon.–Fri. starting Fri. 12/2
Where: 440 Jackson St., San Francisco
For Stephen Kenn’s Inheritance collection, the L.A. designer took the idea of deconstruction and made a series of pared-down pieces that are stunningly bare bones. Case in point: the couch, which features a minimalist steel frame, supported with custom webbing belts and leather straps, topped with reclaimed military-canvas cushions. The designer also just launched a collaboration of adaptable pieces—desk/coffee table and chair/step stool—with Victorionox. And for those really enamored by Kenn’s endeavors, buy into his Weekend in DTLA package, which includes a black travel duffle, dopp kit, and a two-night stay at the Ours Living-designed loft apartment in the arts district.
When: By appointment
Where: 1250 Long Beach Ave., Los Angeles
Take care of most of your holiday shopping at the fifth annual Remodelista Market at Heath Ceramics. The lineup emphasizes a range of local makers and emerging designers, from handmade hardware and furniture by County Ltd. (pictured above) to Pale Fire clothing to hand-thrown vases by Sarah Kersten. Heinz and Ninth will even feature a market-exclusive, limited-edition “Lake Tahoe Collection” made with Harris Tweed sourced from Scotland. Also on view: Permanent Collection’s new clothing line. Hint: You don’t want to miss this. Permanent Collection is a collaboration between two very famous daughters—Mariah Nielson (daughter of legendary California artist J.B. Blunk) and Fanny Singer (daughter of Alice Waters). And if that’s not enough, shoppers will also have the chance to meet Remodelista EIC Julie Carlson and Gardenista EIC Michelle Slatalla during an on-site book signing.
In the wake of the recent Oakland fire tragedy, Remodelista will donate 50 percent of its profits from the San Francisco Market to the Fire Relief Fund set up by the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, a nonprofit organization supporting the Bay Area arts community.
When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat. 12/10 and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sun. 12/11
Where: Heath Ceramics, 2900 18th St., San Francisco
San Francisco’s Minnesota Street Project is hosting L.A.’s RAM Publications in a book shop just in time for holiday gifting. Chockablock with art and design books, letterpress cards, stationery, prints, and handcrafted goods, this pop-up is perfect for the design-minded set. Featured publishers include Sternberg Press, Spector Books, August Editions, and Editions Patrick Frey, and there will also be a dual book launch (A Paris Journal by Jean Philippe Delhomme and Love & Hate & Other Mysteries by Thierry Struvay) and signing on Sat. 12/10 from 1 to 3 p.m.
When: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thurs. 12/8–Sat. 12/10 and Thurs. 12/15–Sat. 12/17
Where: Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St., San Francisco
Designers and the textile-obsessed count this showroom and shop as one of L.A.’s best-kept secrets. Owners Daniel Pontius and Cirilo Domine’s interior design and art backgrounds inform the space, a curated collection of striking finds, including resist-dye indigo pillows and awe-inspiring embroidery by Gisèle Suzor-Morin. You can’t pop by unannounced, but a little careful planning is all it takes to score truly unique finds.
When: By appointment
Where: 713 S. Westmoreland Ave. Los Angeles
Meet the founders of cultish French home goods brand Astier. Astier de Villatte and Ivan Pericoli are making a special stop at L.A. design shop Nickey Kehoe to celebrate the coveted French home brand’s beautiful new book, Ma Vie à Paris. The collector’s worthy city guide boasts museum-quality binding, 332 gold-edged pages, hand-drawn maps, and black-and-white photos reminiscent of a bygone era. The quirky guide, a curated list of Villatte and Pericoli’s most secret and unusual places, includes antiques dealers, shops and restaurants, as well as unexpected addresses for an acupuncturist, a ribbon shop, an osteopath, a truffle seller, and even a detective. If you fancy yourself a Francophile, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for this magical event.
When: 5 – 8 p.m., Thurs. 12/1
Where: Nickey Kehoe, 7221 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles
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