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This Quarterly looks at contract finishes. In every issue, we publish remarkable articles from every member of our Chapter, and rely on you to contribute to our Quarterly. We handcraft each issue to include your insights, experiences and knowledge. Thank you and please help keep your Quarterly growing! Send your contributions to asidoffice@asidla.org 4

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CONTENTS 12 14 24 26 30 32

SPECIFYING PLUMBING FIXTURES FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS What finishes are recommended and can hold up in the commercial field.

IP SPOTLIGHT - FABRICUT FR-One - is the leading supplier of fireretardant fabrics for purchasers, architects and interior designers around the world.

WHITE MEDIUM LIVING FINISH Ashley Norton introduces its new White Medium patina.

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HOSPITALITY CONTRACT DESIGN Pindler also specializing in hospitality contract design - performance fabrics and products designed for commercial spaces.

CENTRAL GRILLE-PASADENA Creating something singular and yet a part of a recognizable brand.

QUARTZ FOR TODAY’S DESIGN LANDSCAPE Quartz - an increasingly popular and evolving solid surface option.

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Honoring Rocky LaFleur Wednesday, September 29, 2018 was a night for the record books! Over 700 guests converged at the Pacific Design Center to celebrate and honor Mr. Rocky LaFleur. The joy and camaraderie of the stellar crowd was palpable – a throwback to another era – laughter and delight reverberating off the PDC’s shimmering walls as we raised our glasses in recognition of Rocky’s commitment, support and love for our design community. Many of us here at ASID have known and worked with Rocky since his earliest days in West Hollywood. We have long admired Rocky’s professional achievements but more importantly, his tireless dedication to the advancement of the interior design profession, ASID, and in particular, his support and advocacy on behalf of students. In fact, true to Rocky’s modest nature, the only way he would agree to the evening’s tribute was if we would raise money for design student scholarships. Well, Rocky hit this one out of the park – together we raised over $50,000 towards student scholarships! So how do you recognize someone of Rocky’s stature? One could laundry list the attributes that many of his colleagues have offered: insatiable curiosity, dedication, inspirational, infectious, joyful, relevant, a guru, mentor, catalyst, even the face of the LA design community, but I will just say, “Thank you and congratulations Rocky, for all you have done and continue to do on our behalf.” n 6

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WestEdge - Best In Show 2018 ASIDLA Congratulates the Winners!! By Cindi Burnett, ASID ASIDLA had the honor of judging the WestEdge Design Show participants again this year, and as in the past, it was an exciting opportunity for the judges to see all of the new innovative products represented at the show. It is never an easy task, because all of the participants bring their “A” game to the show, knowing that the Los Angeles design market is always looking for something new and unique. This year’s winners by category were: Innovative Kitchen Products – JennAir Innovative Furnishings Design – Foreman Brothers Innovative Outdoor Products – Urban Bonfire / Caliber Appliances Innovative Product Design – Anoma Innovative Lighting Design - Cerno – Revelite AL Socially Responsible Design – Marc Phillips ASIDLA congratulates all of the winners and we look forward to even greater product innovation in the years to come. This year’s judges were Ann Waite ASID, Todd Carpenter ASID IP, Fernando Diaz FASID, Cindi Burnett ASID, Frank Slesinski, Allied ASID

Inside the marvelous JennAir product booth. Unbelievably creative way to introduce their new line! ASIDLA Event judges with Fernando Marfil, JennAir Brand, Marketing, Designer & Influencer Liaison Manager, CA Statewide


WOODL AND HILLS S A N TA M O N I C A REDON DO B E ACH PA S A D E N A Obsidian Columns by JennAir


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Los Angeles Chapter H

appy New Year! to ASID Los Angeles Interior Designers, Students and Industry Partner members. Our Chapter is off to a wonderful start for an exciting and event filled year!

Frank Slesinski, Allied ASID, Past President 2018, started the year off by planning a week trip to Paris, France for Maison & Objet. Our Chapter sponsored exclusive tours of the Ritz Hotel, Hotel de Crillon, Ecole Des Beaux Arts, Bernard Steinitz Gallery, Boiseries Feau, and Lison de Cannes. This excursion has become an inspiring annual event and should be attended at least once by all! Frank is hard at work to fill the 2020 Board positions with some outstanding members. The new potential Board Members will be posted soon with a ballot to follow. A Chapter goal is to provide value for your membership, by sponsoring events, CEUs, tours, talks, etc. Some of the upcoming events are highlighted in this article. All this takes teams of people, and we have several committees for you to participate on. Contact the office and leave a message for Alexandria Anderson, Member At Large ASID Los Angeles, for more information. ASID Los Angeles is moving to a new office in the Pacific Design Center (PDC). Victoria Reitz ASID, President 2011, is heading the team to move the office from the 2nd floor to the Mezzanine Floor right off the escalator. Look for more information on a Grand Opening Celebration at Spring Market in the PDC. Need CEUs? Want inspiration? Like to network more with the design community? Checkout our chapter website for the latest activities (https://cala.asid.org/). Confused about performance fabrics? join us and Thibaut at the PDC showroom for a CEU & lunch on Thursday, February 7th at 11am. Meet the Los Angeles Board Members at our next board meeting on Wednesday, February 13, at 2:30pm (note the time change for this meeting only). Our board meetings are in our PDC office on the second Wednesday of the month at 3pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

at The Agoura Antique Mart with small bites, refreshments and insight on our profession. Our student members and I are off to New York City March 1 – 3, for SCALE and President’s Forum. Love a Master Class! The Master Class Series next event is a trip to The California Club on Wednesday, March 6, featuring an Architectural Tour and talk from 11am – 3pm. Not too early to reserve your room at the Santa Barbara Inn for the Third Annual Santa Barbara, The American Riviera, Design Conference, June 6 – 9. The event continues to grow every year, we just signed Gail Doby, Coaching & Consulting, to give a talk for the conference! Thank you to Cathy Haslem Allied ASID, Professional Development Director, for organizing the Santa Barbara Design Conference. Remember to check your inbox for the latest information on all of our exciting events (and my IT Guy says check the Spam/Junk folder too, since sometimes our happy emails end up there). Several of our members are Vegas bound for a couple events - The Las Vegas Market (January 27-31) and The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) February 19-21. These events broaden our knowledge of what is happening in Interior Design and offer great opportunities to network with new sources and organizations. And when you are there as an ASID Los Angeles member, ASID continues to build our brand as the leading professional organization for Interior Design, thank you! Closing out this letter, I what to extend a sincere thank you to our amazing Board Members. It is the Board and Committee members who create these outstanding programs for ASID Los Angeles! I am looking forward to seeing you at these events, visit the chapter website often for more information on chapter activities, and contact me or the office for information on how you can participate too. Your involvement is an investment in the future of our chapter. As always, I am honored to be your President and thank you for your continued support! Enjoy designing,

Feeling nostalgic, how about a little Modernism Trip. Join the chapter in Palm Springs for Modernism Week, check your inbox for more details or contact the office. Our committee chair for In The Know, Elizabeth Ribons ASID, has organized an Industry chat for our members to network on topics pertaining to our industry. Wednesday, February 27 is a mixer


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Deric Schmidt, Allied ASID Alexandra Anderson Meredith Pominville, Allied ASID Olivia Wetterau, Student ASID

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ASID LA Sustainability Committee’s Celebration of the work of Alison K Pollack By Deric Schmidt, Allied ASID The ASID LA Sustainability Committee’s celebration of the work of Alison K Pollack which was hosted by WestElm at their exceptional new flagship store in Santa Monica was a great success. Leslie Delli – Veneri ASID – IP offered a CEU on WELL standards. A special “Thank you” to the Dr. Allan Pollack family for their gracious Golden level event sponsorship and participation. The inimitable Pam Meyer ASID, former ASID-LA chapter president, created and chaired the event. Pam announced The Alison K. Pollack Sustainable Design Competition in honor of Alison Pollack and her contribution to the L.A. chapter as well as being a pioneer in sustainable interior design. The first competition will be held in 2019. The committee is looking for financial contributions towards the award and for chapter members to join The AKP Sustainable Design Competition committee. Please contact the committee chair person, Pam Meyer, at 310-8692392 for more information. At the event Deric Schmidt Allied ASID, founding member and current chairperson of the ASID - LA chapter’s Sustainability Committee, announced the upcoming ASID – LA Sustainable Resources Guide. The resource guide will be available for all members to participate in that offer sustainable interior design products or services. The guide will be accessible to the general public and other design profession organizations. There will be advertising opportunities for chapter members. Further information and participation opportunities will be available before 2018-year end. Jenny Pollack gave an inspirational and heartwarming talk about her sister, Alison, enlightening event attendees about Alison’s contribution and passion for Sustainable Interior Design. Jenny stated that “my sister left behind the makings of a book she was writing on the Green Movement, and in it she says: “How the Green Movement relates to interior design and construction is through planning for the end at the beginning. In other words, plan to make a long-term investment. Not a disposable one. While using progressive technology, revitalizing old-world methods and materials, and stripping down to the simplest form or idea, we need to be asking ourselves with every step of the way, “Does this support humanity and the natural world? Or does this deny it?” Only then do we ensure our endeavors for creating a sustainable society.” “The first step is to simply acknowledge the influence and power the designer holds over the built world and to commit to the first rule of any profession of integrity: “Primum non Nocere,” – first, do no harm.” The same oath that medical doctors take. Alison knew that what she was doing had a direct impact on people’s lives as well as on the planet.” All ASID – LA chapter members are invited to participate in the chapter’s pioneering Sustainability Committee. For information contact Deric Schmidt at: Deric@DesignStyleSales.com. n

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professiona developm HOW WE D I N E 2018 was a year packed with events which provided WORK opportunities for professional development as well as time for all of us to reconnect with our colleagues. But now it is time to LEARN embrace 2019, which promises to be a wonderful year for ASIDLA!! L I V E Modernism week is on the horizon from February 14 through the 25th. Our chapter will be providing some exciting events as GROW well as directing you to many special events and sites you will not want to miss. Then June 6th - 9th, we celebrate our third TEACH Santa Barbara Design Conference, which is looking like a fabulous weekend that will include nationally recognized HOST speakers, architectural tours, wine tours and a few surprises. P R AY We also have other plans scheduled in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas added into the monthly mix for the coming L E A D year, including the Master Class Series that has been a brilliant success. The only thing that would make this year even better H E A L is you. If you have any suggestions or if you would like to participate in creating educational or social events for the chapter, please let me know. As we all know, the more you P L AY participate the more you gain from your membership. C U R E I look forward to seeing you in Palm Springs! n S T A Y Cindi Burnett, ASID Editor, ASID LA DESIGN Magazine


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professiona developm HOW WE D I N E 2018 was a year packed with events which provided WORK opportunities for professional development as well as time for all of us to reconnect with our colleagues. But now it is time to LEARN embrace 2019, which promises to be a wonderful year for ASIDLA!! L I V E Modernism week is on the horizon from February 14 through the 25th. Our chapter will be providing some exciting events as GROW well as directing you to many special events and sites you will not want to miss. Then June 6th - 9th, we celebrate our third TEACH Santa Barbara Design Conference, which is looking like a fabulous weekend that will include nationally recognized HOST speakers, architectural tours, wine tours and a few surprises. P R AY We also have other plans scheduled in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas added into the monthly mix for the coming L E A D year, including the Master Class Series that has been a brilliant success. The only thing that would make this year even better H E A L is you. If you have any suggestions or if you would like to participate in creating educational or social events for the chapter, please let me know. As we all know, the more you P L AY participate the more you gain from your membership. C U R E I look forward to seeing you in Palm Springs! n S T A Y

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MODERNISM MODERN NISM WEEK 2019 2 by Bob Bogarrd d O’Bayley Communications PALM SPRINGS, CA CA Modernism M Week has added man nyy new ne events to the schedule for its signature festival that will take place February 14-24, 2019. The festiival highlights midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, and vintage culture in Palm Springs. Now in its fourteenth yearr,, the annual 11-daayy festiival will feature more than 400 events, including the newly added parties at the Sinatra Estate, the Hidden Cody T Tennis ennis Club Villas V tourr, the Desert One Iconic I Home Tourr, the ‘Kaptur ‘K the Moment!’ Architecture and Design Council Cock ktail Partyy,, and man nyy new ne talks. The new events were added to the Modernism W Week eek web w site, www.modernism mweek.com, on December 1. Additional events will be added in the next few weeks.

Newly Added T Tours ours Tours of homes and neighborhoods are some of the most popular events. Recently several new tours were added to the schedule. Hidden Cody Tennis Tennis Club V Villas illas Feebruarry y 16, 16 multiple tours, $60, address is shared upon tick keet purchase


Thirteeen lovely homes built in the mid-11960s are nestled next xt to the historric Palm Sp Springs g T Tennis ennis Club. Club Brilliantly designed by William F. F. Codyy, the original homes include a model home decorated by the preeminent interior designer Arthur Elrod. Each of the homes has been fabulously renovated, including one home that was recently featured in Palm Springs Life magazine. Desert One Iconic Home Tour Tour presented by Pa alm Springs Modern Committee Februar ebruary 18, multiple tours, $40, address is shared upon ticket purchase Desert One, designed by San Francisco-based architect Jim Jennings in 2009 9,, is reminiscent r of the ‘Case Study’ houses dating back to the midcenturyy.. The unique residence gives new definition to indoor-outdoor living, v in nvverting the idea of 1950s post-and-beam architecture, which was about openness as an extension xtension of the surrounding landscape. The Morse Residence - Iconic Home Tour Tour Februar ebruary 18, multiple tours, $40, location reev vealed upon ticket purchase

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The 1960 Morse Ressidence was originally designed ass an Alexander tract home byy Palmerr and Krisel and in 1961 was purchased by Theodore and Claire Morse to create one of the best-known entertaining/party houses in the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs. This Iconic Home Tour Tour enables attendees at to experience the home’s sunken living room with white natural rock walls, a dazzling adjacent bar with pocket windows that open, and the most amazing swimming swimming pool. Kaptur “Hard-hat” T Tour: our: Al & Lois Anderson Residence Feebruarry y 21, multiple tours, tours $65, address is shared upon tick keet purchase Modernist architect Hugh M. Kaptur’s custom-designed 1979 residence for Al & Lois Anderson is currently undergoing a major rehabilitation. This gritty “hardhat” tour is a unique opportunity for atttendees tendees to get g a behind-thescenes look at a major restoration and reimagining of the house done in consultation with the original architect.

Newly Added T Talks alks Educational Programming is one of Modernism W Week’ eek’s core

bigger ever! This yyear ear big bigg gger than eev ver! components. In addition to the wide range of talks already offered in the 2019 festival,, several new talks haavve been addeed: Modernism’’ss Lega Le acy: Discussing the Future u of Midccenturry y Architecture Feebruary 16, 10 – 11:30 1 AM, $10, CAMP Lecture ha hall ll Atomic Ranch is cel celebrating lebrating the legaccyy and future futur off modernism through a special prresentation featuring a panel of trusted experts. This thought-provok king discussion will be moderated by b real estate specialist TJ Pierce on the preservation, impacct and long-term importance of Midccentury Modern architecture. From Real Woodies Woodiees to V Vin in nyl: America’’s Love Lo Aff ffair with the Station Wag Wagon Feebruary 17 7,, 10 – 1111 AM, $10 $10, CAMP The Theater John Jordan and W Will Bodine, authors of Looking Backwards, B America’s Lo ove Affaair with the Station Wag Wagon, will offer a lively presentation on the midcentury station wagon, an Am merican classic. The K Kennedy ennedy Cent C ter: An American Architecctural Icon, Then and Now ow

Februarry 18, 18 12:30 – 2 PM, $10, CAMP Theater The KCR RW’ W’s Frances Anderton will moderate a discussion of the first-ever expansion of New York’ ork’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The project’s lead architect, Chris McV Vo oy, y, and landscape architect, Edmund Hollingerr,, will un nveil REACH, which together with the original building, will form a unified campus that will be the premier nexus of arts, learning and culture. “Space Age Era Culture and Design 1957-1972” presented by Martin McGee Februarry 19, 19 2 pm, FREE, Rancho Mirage Librarry y Cultural archeologist Martin McGee will discuss how en nvisioning the future, futur the exuberance of the times and the all-pervasive Space Race all melded together to influence the prescient design aesthetic in the Space Age era. Gloss and Glamour - The Life and Designs of Marion Hall Best Februarry 21, 1-2 1 PM, $12, Annenberg Theaterr,, P Palm Springs Art Museum Join Australian interior designer

and design educator An nnalisa Capurro (a.k.a. Ms. Mod dernism) to hear the story of ground d-breakingg Australian midcentury designer and businesswoman Marion Hall Best, who went on to become one of Australia’s first and most influential interior designers. Credited with creating some of the most spectacular and decadent midcentury spaces in Australia, Best’ss legaccyy is still Best s largely unknown internationally. y.

Newly Added Parties One of the most fun ways ays people enjoy Modernism W Week eek is by attending some of the fundraising parties. Several new parties were just added to the schedule of programming: Shag’s ’s Architectural Architectur Print Party with The Martini Kings Pla aying ying Live! February 16 and February 23, 6-9:30 PM, FREE, SHAG store, 745 N Palm Can ny yon Drive Drive Iconic artist Josh Agle (a.k.a. Shag) will host two free cock ktail tail parties at his shop in the U Up ptown Design District to highlight man nyy of Shag’s Shag previously sold-out architectural prints. This party will feature liive music by The Martini Kings and complimentary cock ktails tails. IS


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Join other Midceentury Modern and Shag fanaticss as we all enjoy stimulating con nveersation, fun retro outfits, and colorful SHAG architectural artw works and other f merchandise. fun h di Mid Mod Cock ktail tail Party Feebruarry y 17 7,, 5 PM, $125, $125 the location for this eev vent will be printed on the tick keet Party poolside at this incredible idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way ay we liive todaayy. The Mid Mod Cock ktail tail Party P benefits the P P.S .S. Cares public safety program of V Volunteer olunteer Palm P Springs. Saturda ay Night N at the Sinatra Estate Feebruarry y 23, 23 6-9 PM, $150, Frank Sinatra’’ss T Twin win P Palms alms Estate Frank Sinatra’s stunning 1947 residence designed by Desert Modernist architect E. Stewart Williams will be the backdrop for a magnificent soiree where the tastes, sounds and sights will take guests back to midcentury Palm Springs. This special evening is produced by Modernism W Week eek and generously supported by Ferguson Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery


and J JennAir. Kap apttur the Moment! Arch hitecture and Design Coun ncil Cock ktail tail Party Party Februar ebruary b 23 6-9 23, 6 9 PM, PM $175, $175 the th location is disclosed at the time of purchase Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Council will celebrate the work of architect Hugh Kaptur with an event that enables attendees to tour Kapturdesigned homes, dance in the streets, and enjoy heaavy vy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar.

Newly Added Film Screenings In addition to the film screenings already announced, Modernism Week has added several se films to its programming schedule: ‘Sad People People in Modernist M Homes in Popular o Films’ Book Launch & Film Screening Februar ebruary 15, 6-8 PM, FREE, The Saguaro Palm Springs The Saguaro Hotel will host a screening of 2001’s ‘The Anniversary Party’, shot entirely in and around Richard Neutra’s 1951 Schaarman House, located in the hills of Hollywood. It will be accompanied by a displaayy of the publication “Sad People in

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Modernist Homes in Popular Films.” This book exp plores the occasional tendenccyy towards tto housing unhappinesss and melancholy inside off some of th most belo the b loved d vernacular l architecture. Copies of the book will be for sale, and plentiful popcorn will accompan nyy the screening. ‘Sinatra in Palm Springs’: Special Film Screening plus Meet and Greet with Filmmaker Feebruarry y 18, 18 6:30 – 10 PM and Feebruarry y 19, 19 7:30 – 10 PM, $20 and $45, Palm Springs Cultural Center This documentary film by Leo Zahn explores Frank Sinatra’s deep attachment to Palm Springs and the Coachella V Valley alleyy, his home for almost 50 years. The film captures the spirit of the Sinatra era and paays ys tribute to the unique lifestyle of Sinatra’s Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. After both screenings, attendees haavve the option to attend a VIP meet and greet with the director and enjoy a hosted bar and heaavy vy hors d’oeuvres, view bonus footage and ask the director questions. ‘Marooned’ Feebruarry y 19, 19 10 AM, FRE, Rancho Mirage Librarry y Enjoy a morning of midcentury

cinema at the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatoryy.. Cultural archeologist Martin McGee will present ‘Marooned,’ a 1969 film starring Gregory Peck and Gene H k Hackman. Three Th asttronauts t t face a desperate situ uation in this spellbinding sciience fiction cliffhanger that won n the Academ myy Award for Best Speccial Effects in 1970. Rated G.

Other Newly Added A Events 2019 Modernism W Week eek Vintag Vintage Trailer Sho ow w Februar ebruary 23 (10 am m – 2 pm) and Februar ebruary 24 (10 am m – 3 pm), $25 Modernism Week’ Week’s popular Vintage Trailer Trailer Show Show - one of the most celebrated d and exciting events of the second d weekend – returns this year year and d promises pr to be bigger and betterr than ever. This thoughtfully curated d collection of vintage trailers, cam mpers, buses and motor homes is argu uably one of the largest and most atttended vintage trailer shows in the United U States. The show will also ha havve a fun mix of retail vendors wh hose products complement the vin ntage trailer lifestyle. Pool N Noodle oodle Workshop Work kshop with Eric Trine Februar ebruary 16, 2-4 P PM, FREE, The Saguaro Palm m Springs

Eric T Trine rin ne of Amigo Amig Modern, the Long Beeach-based contemporary furniturre designer best known for his geometric furnishings, will pressent a fun Pool Noodle Worksho orkshop k hop that will be an exercise e in exploration, plaayy, pushing materialls, and seeing how far you can go - and then how far you can go togeth her. Limited d-edition Saguaro Pool o Print La aunch Februarry 16, 16 5 PM, FREE, The Saguaro Palm Springs Norma is a Los Angeles-based design endeaavvor that creates objects, furniture, and interiors. The studio is best-known for its modular shelving/seating systems and Pools print series. Prizing modernism’s material candor and distillation of form, Norma continued its exploration of Southern California’s bathing culture by collaborating with the Saguaro Hotel to create a limitededition print of the signature Saguaro pool. Modernism Yard Yard Sale Februarry 24, 2 8 AM – 12 PM, FREE, H3K Parking Lot Produced by Modern Bear and hosted by H3K Home, this annual sale has become one of Modernism Week’ Week’s most popular free events. Carefully curated

vendors offer their highly coveted mix of vintage Mid-century decorative furnishings, fashion, and collectibles. Free donuts will be pro ovided by the Paul Kaplan Group and d coffee ff by b Koffi. K ffi To receiivve updates abou ut Modernism W Week eek, visit modernism mweek.com an nd sign up for Modernism W Weekl eekly, y, or follow follo them on Facebook, Insttagram and Twitter. wit The Hilton Palm Springs Resort, Modernism W Week’ eek’s official host hotel, is offering a special room rate for a limited time only. y. Contact them directly at 760-3206868. About Modernism Week: Week: Modernism W Week eek is a 501 50 (c) (3) charitable organization, pro oviding scholarships to local Coachella V Valley alley students s pursuing college educations in the fields of architecture and design; as well as givving grants to local and state organizations for their efforts to preserve modernist architecture throughout the state of California. Modernism W Week’ eek’s Mission: The mission of Modernism Week is to celebrate and foster fos appreciation of midcentury architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern liiving ving as rrepresented in the greater Palm Springs area. Q IS LADESIGN | ISSUE 2 | 2018 / 2019


installation of new board By Todd Carpenter, IP Communications Director The 2018-19 ASID Los Angeles Board of Directors is here! 2019 Board President, Kelly Azzarello, Allied ASID and the new Board members were sworn in at the Chapter’s 2019 Installation, at the Malibu Café, located on the beautiful grounds of Calamigos Ranch. The 2018-19 Board is comprised of Kelly, as well as President-Elect Shepard Vineburg, ASID, Finance Director Fernando Diaz, FASID, Communications Director Todd Carpenter, IP, Director at Large Alexandra Anderson (IP), Professional Development Director Catherine O. Haslem, Allied ASID, Membership Director Michele LaFlesch and Student Rep Olivia Wetterau, Student ASID. The Malibu Café provided a beautiful backdrop for everyone who attended, and included live music, ping pong, paddle boats, multiple food/beverage outlets and lawn games set in a lush landscape. The event was well attended, and the attendees were graced with gorgeous SoCal weather on a picturesque October afternoon. Attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception and a Nouveau Barbeque dining experience, prior to the transfer of the gavel, from outgoing President Frank Slesinski, Allied ASID, to incoming President, Kelly Azzarello. Following the Installation ceremony, Kelly presented awards acknowledging Chapter members contributions and successes during the previous year. 2017-2018 Chapter President Frank Slesinski reflected on his term before officially passing the leadership to Kelly who was able to outline her objectives and goals for the Chapter, discussing the strengths of the new Board, and her vision for the Chapter’s focus in the coming months. Kelly, and the entire Board, intend to pursue interesting ways to engage the Chapter through unique and informative programming, using creative approaches to increase inclusivity and participation, including the intentional choosing of this year’s Installation venue. On behalf of Kelly, and the entire 2018-2019 Board, we hope to see all of you at our upcoming events including our Master Class series, Palm Springs’ Modernism Weekend and The American Riviera Santa Barbara Design Conference, to list a few. We welcome feedback and suggestions from each of you to ensure the Chapter remains vibrant. We are grateful for each of your memberships and involvement. n


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CENTRAL GRILLE Pasadena “sister location”

By Meredith Pominville, Allied ASID


ometimes in Restaurant Design, our job isn’t to invent something

Earlier this year, I was engaged by the owners of the Central Grille in

completely new, but to take what is intrinsic about a brand or

Glendale, to take their existing Pasadena concept, Central Park, and

existing design, extract what is granular to it, and then translate

redesign it as Central Grille-Pasadena.

The restaurant inhabits a

that into a new, fresh take at a different space; to create what is known

brick building, which began its life as a floral warehouse. The bones

in our industry as a “Sister Location”.

of the space were intact, large swaths of exposed brick walls, an

Hybrid between Boutique Restaurant Design and Franchise, the task is

dining space with exposed timbers. The directive was to allow the

enclosed patio with a greenhouse roof, and a double height main

to create something singular and yet a part of a recognizable brand.

design of the two restaurants to share branding and elements of

Successful examples of this in Los Angeles would be the two Swingers

design, but keep unique identities, based on the architectural struc-

restaurants. With locations in Santa Monica and West Hollywood, these

ture of each spot.

sister locations feature the same branding, menu and interior design elements, but take a slightly different approach to each location, based on its neighborhood, environs and unique clientele.

My clients did not want to change the layout of the restaurant so my options for re-inventing the space were limited to FF&E and a few targeted vertical changes that could enhance the intimacy of the

Sometimes, the owners are taking a successful concept and rolling it

customer experience. Further complicating matters was acknowl-

out regionally to see how it fares in different cities. In these cases, the

edging an opinionated clientele of the existing concept that didn’t

purpose of the design is to simultaneously cue guests to expect a plea-

necessarily want it to change. The owners understood that a portion

surable experience with a familiar food and beverage program, and yet,

of their customers, contented with the current design, would dissent,

delight them with the excitement of the unknown and unexpected

but felt the brand would benefit from an upgrade and refresh and

touches that a new location offers. One upscale example of this would

felt it was the right time to make a change.

be The Henry, with locations in Los Angeles, CA and Phoenix, AZ


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I prepared a set of conceptual design boards that pulled what I felt were

location. The unexpected effect of various light sources reflecting on

the two most recognizable and translatable features of the Glendale

the mirrors is that depending on the angle, they reflect clear or colored

location, its color palate and a diagonal application of reclaimed wood,

light, and pick up images of the adjacent walls that overlay the trans-

that both restaurants could share. From there I embarked on my own

parent images. Some people love ‘em, and some people hate ‘em, but

exploration of chevrons and diagonals, extrapolated from the soaring

they provide a much needed signature piece that identifies this location

exposed post and beam ceiling that the Pasadena location featured.

as a unique stand-alone experience.

Through the installation of a large, diagonal color blocked wood wall

Restaurants that share branding, but are not franchises, have unique

mural, tailored paint schedule and laser-cut wood panels, we reinvigo-

challenges because they need to be representative of a brand without

rated the space and transformed it into a whimsical, vibrant space that

being repetitive. Each location needs to be a familiar neighborhood

appeals equally to millennial date night-goers and neighborhood fami-

destination in its own right, but intriguing enough to draw customers

lies with young kids.

from another part of town to try out the “other location”.

The bar area suffered from a narrow space paired with a soaring ceiling.

It’s a pleasure to see how seamlessly the designs of the two locations

To bring the scale back down, we designed a suspended trellis that

now work together, and it helps to have clients who are willing to let you

allowed us to humanize the space and give patrons in all parts of the

interpret the design in new ways that keep it fresh and funky.

restaurant a vista of colored glass and light, re-interpreting another aspect of the design from the sister location.

Done correctly, when visiting the sister location of their favorite watering hole, customers should feel like they discovered something

Inspired by the history of the original design for the Pasadena location,

delightfully new inside of something deliciously familiar. As for the

I repurposed three large 48 x 36 mirrors that had been hanging in

Central Grille--try both locations! The food happens to be very good

ornate frames above a series of black and white photographic portraits.

and they make an excellent Blood Orange Cosmo

I designed large-scale transparent digital portraits on each one, and printed directly on to the glass using a flatbed printer. Then the mirrors were re-framed with more modern profiles and hung back in the same

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QUARTZ for today’s design landscape

By Todd Carpenter, Architect & Design Consultant, Caesarstone USA

Today’s design landscape is continually evolving through various design aesthetics,

to warranty (and length of ), scratch resistance, stain resistance, heat resistance,

trends and with a seemingly ever-expanding assortment of design elements, including

chemical/germ/solvent resistance, degree of maintenance required, mold and

solid surfacing. For the past two decades, one of the most increasingly popular, and

mildew resistance, color consistency and nonabsorbent and nonporous attributes.

evolving, solid surface options has been quartz. Quartz is a manufactured material

Although no surfacing product is perfect, quartz has earned industry respect, and

comprised of quartz, one of the most abundant, and strongest, minerals on Earth, and

end-user satisfaction, for many of these reasons. Many of these attributes have also

a polymer-resin blend, which contributes to the material’s color, flexibility and bene-

contributed to some quartz manufacturers being approved for various environmental

ficial attributes. Quartz has a rating of 7 on the MOHS scale, with diamonds rating of

certifications, occupational health and safety management system specifications,

10, and marble a rating of 3-4, for comparison. Most high quality quartz brands will

food preparation and health safety and related certifications and approvals. High-

contain around 93% quartz, as the greater quartz content, the better the strength,

quality quartz can be used in residential, commercial, hospitality, medical, educa-

durability, stain resistance, and generally, functionality and benefits.

tional, healthcare and corporate projects. And the versatility of the material, allows it


polymer/resin component does make quartz susceptible to damage from exposure to

to be considered for these various projects, in many different applications.

on-going and consistent UV Rays, as the UV can cause discoloration and jeopardize the integrity of the material. Some manufacturers have begun producing quartz

Quartz was originally considered primarily for traditional surfacing applications,

manufactured with a 100% quartz through an intensified production process, which

such as kitchen counters and bathroom vanities. However, as time has passed, many

allows the material to be used for outdoor applications. Most quality manufacturers

additional applications have been installed using the material including wall cladding,

should be able, and willing, to share the composition of their respective material.

flooring, backsplashes, shower and tub surrounds, table and desktops, food service areas, fireplace mantles and surroundings, reception desks/counters, wainscots and

Quartz has developed support within our A&D community due to its list of advan-

wall bases, bathroom partitions and thresholds; to list a few. In addition, the ability to

tages and benefits in comparison to alternative surfacing materials, including granite,

manipulate the shape of quartz from it’s manufactured slab form through fabrication

marble, solid surfaces and laminate. In independent, manufacturer-neutral testing,

and thermoforming, allows one flexibility with its design finishes as well as creative

quartz generally performs better (or equal) to these surfacing alternatives in regards

applications. Quartz is generally produced in slabs sized 120x56.5 (many


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manufacturers are now producing larger

industry standards and forecasting. As

jumbo slabs approximately 131.5x64.5),

stated earlier, slab sizes have also been

with thicknesses of 1.3, 2, or 3 cm’s.

increasing to reduce the presence of

However, the flexibility of the material

seams in larger kitchen island, confer-

allows a variety of edge profiles, cut-outs,

ence tables and similar applications.

mergers with other materials and creative

And some manufacturers have been

re-shaping. The process of thermoforming

making adjustments to the percentage of

allows select fabricators to literally

quartz included in the composition to

reshape and bend the material into such

adjust strength and applicability for

creative applications as furniture/mill-

outdoor applications.

work, light fixtures, artwork, veneers and other project-based designs.


Please note, variations exist among the

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multitude of quartz manufacturers in regards to quality, strength, durability,

As with the evolving applications of quartz

composition and project applicability, so

within the architecture and design community, the material itself has changed over

please consult the appropriate brand representative with any questions regarding

the years from its initial arrival in the early 1980’s. As with other design elements,

their product, including pricing. Many quality manufacturers provide reduced

ranging from paint to flooring, quartz has been influenced by industry trends.

commercial pricing depending on a project’s scope, especially in recent years, in

Originally, quartz had a nougat, or pebble-like, quality in its visual appearance and

response to the prevalence of lower-priced brands. One recent development

texture, with a full-range of color options due to manufacturer’s ability to create

regarding quartz was an announcement by the U.S. Department of Commerce

nearly any color/tone/intensity through altering the polymer-resin component in

announcing anti-dumping and tariffs on imported quartz from China.

the production process. Today, depending on the manufacturer quartz is produced in various finishes, including polished, honed, concrete or textured, in colors matching

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UCLA Student Community Service Project By Olivia Wetterau, Student ASID This year the 2017-2018 ASID UCLA Extension Student Board raised over an astounding $18,000.00 as a part of their community service project to benefit a homeless shelter for Veterans run by PATH, People Assisting The Homeless. With the funds raised, the students were able to renovate a Veteran's homeless shelter bathroom, including giving the space proper ventilation and bringing it up to code so it is now ADA compliant. The experience was beneficial for all parties, while offering the students a real-world learning experience outside of the classroom, while benefiting their community. The facility, located in West Los Angeles, houses approximately 30 homeless Veterans and offers assistance to many more. This project was the largest undertaking ever from this Student Chapter Board and it would not have been possible without the generous donors, vendors, and friends who provided materials and funds for its completion. The coordinated efforts of board members, silent auction donors, The Mr. C Hotel in Beverly Hills, Corian Solid Surfaces, GAP Construction Inc., Behr Paint, Specialty Cabinets, Marazzi Tile, and Sate College distributors made this project possible. The Student Chapter Board is proud to unveil their project and hopes to make similar contributions to their community going forward. n


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