Ten10 is a Los Angeles-based company founded by Scott and Joanna Nadeau in 1997. After years of providing custom residential and commercial design solutions, they began producing a line of furniture that continues to strive to provide quality, timeless products with a modernist sensibility. They also represent California environmental ceramist Stan Bitters. These two parts of their business meld to create a visual point of view to which they are continually drawn. It was a natural progression for them to turn their shared interest in design and architecture into furniture design. Scott has a lifelong background in mechanics and restoration, which honed his sense for the functionality of an object. He has restored motorcycles, cars, houses and commercial property. He started out racing and restoring motorcycles at age 12 and he bought his first apartment building to restore in Echo Park when he was 17 years old. He also restored the historic Union Building in Old Town Pasadena, and the Modernica headquarters in Vernon, along with personal residences along the way. Joanna worked in film production, then product development at Paramount Pictures, before they formed Ten10 together. Their design aesthetic was further developed through work with many of the original artists, architects and designers who were part of the mid-century modernist movement in Southern California.
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