Fashion atelier, Los Angeles

Here is a first glimpse of the brand new & Other Stories atelier in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, for which I have done the interior decoration.

Mission: Interior decoration of & Other Stories Los Angeles atelier: reception, lounge, conference rooms, kitchen, dressing rooms, fabric room, patio, etc (everything except work desk stations).

This kind of project is something I love doing, as it requires thinking both big and small, and figuring out everything in between—from bookends to plants, patio floor tiles to 16-ft-long custom-made kitchen tables…

Style-wise I aimed for a playful take on midcentury modern, by combining typical Californian features such as live edge tables, redwood and work by local designers with the best of old Scandinavia—from vintage IKEA to Arne Norell, Børge Mogensen, and even work by famous Swedish artist Carl Larsson’s unjustly overlooked wife Karin Larsson, who designed the green stair shelf back in the early 1900s.

The live edge kitchen table was specially commissioned and manufactured by the Offerman Woodshop (useful information for anyone looking for good woodworkers, and fun trivia for any Parks & Recreation fans), from a huge white oak slab I hand picked and then spent a loooong time waiting for to dry… It took seven men and a crane to get the table in place but it’s such a beauty, isn’t it?

The conference table is a man-made plywood tribute to this type of slab table, and was designed by me and my AT colleague Leo Forssell, who also lent a hand during this project. It was built by wood worker extraordinaire, Niklas Runesson.

A lot of the remaining pieces are courtesy of the Rosebowl flea market (my happy place).