We are thrilled to introduce a new addition to our line of elegant bentwood furniture – the Alpine Daybed.
This beautiful new addition to the Alpine line demonstrates the same comfort and versatility of the original Case Study® Daybed, now with a handsome frame of bentwood ply. The design echoes the sinuous curves and simple lines of the Alpine Bed and Alpine Dining Table.
Like all of our bentwood pieces, the molded plywood construction is built for strength and durability. Constructed with multiple layers of North American maple and a top layer of rich North American walnut, each daybed is crafted so that every part contributes to the overall strength and stability of the frame.
Order your Alpine Daybed now through April 30th, 2015 and get free standard shipping* when you enter the code FREE SHIPPING. You can also visit the Los Angeles Showroom; have one of our sales team assist you with fabric options and receive free local delivery.
*Free Shipping is available in the USA only, within the contiguous 48 states.
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Los Angeles is perhaps best known for its residential architecture, especially those mid-century greats that put modern 20th-century architecture on the map. However, our hometown also has a rich history of beautiful public and corporate architecture, most of which still survives today.
We’ll start by taking a look at architect John C. Austin, whose work changed the face of LA forever.
The Griffith Observatory
The Griffith Observatory was a WPA project of the early 1930s and so, of course, was designed by Austin in iconic Art Deco style. The center opened in 1935 and remains a popular SoCal destination to this day.
The famous Los Angeles City Hall was designed in 1928 by John C. Austin, and Albert C. Martin, Sr., and John Parkinson. For 30 years, it remained the tallest building in the city, and is still an important constituent of the Los Angeles skyline. The landmark building has been featured in scores of movies and television shows, from Superman to Dragnet.
Designed in collaboration with G. Albert Lansburgh and A. M. Edelman, Austin and his associates created the building in a unique Moorish Revival style that paid homage to the Arabic temple that once stood in its place. From its opening in 1926 until the early 2000s, the auditorium hosted such glamorous events as the Academy Awards, the Grammys, the American Music Awards, the People’s Choice Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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What began as a small architecture studio founded by Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu has grown into a self-labelled “commune” of design, collaboration, and retail shopping. The community of architects and designers designs both residential and corporate environments throughout China, and now offers an expansive showroom of contemporary and modern designer objects.
Their design collective space is jaw-dropping, inside and out. It’s well worth the visit for anyone in the Shanghai area, even if it’s just to gawk at the amazing architecture and interior layout. Find out more on the Design Republic website.
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