The Los Angeles Home Design Shop continues to capture the attention of editors throughout the design industry. Since its debut in January 2018, the retail outpost has been praised for its contemporary interpretation of the Knoll legacy and reimagination of modern living today. In their May Architecture and Design at All Scales Issue, Metropolis joins the long list of periodicals to highlight the Los Angeles Home Design Shop’s innovative vision and aesthetic appeal.
Metropolis highlighted the space’s both forward-looking take on modern design and the homage it pays to the Knoll heritage. Editor Anna Fixsen points out that, “To most, Knoll’s legacy is expressed in tubular steel and bent plywood, influenced by masters such as Marcel Breuer, Mies van der Rohe, and Harry Bertoia,” adding that the space, designed by Los Angeles architecture firm Johnston Marklee, brings the modernist tradition forward. “The architects even looked to Knoll’s vintage signage and charged it with neon on the building façade for a contemporary, punkish feel,” writes Fixsen.
Metropolis also emphasized the various and nuanced sources of inspiration for the Los Angeles Home Design Shop that features pieces both classic and contemporary, from Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Barcelona Chairs to David Adjaye’s Washington Skeleton Chairs. The new space, nestled in Los Angeles’ West Hollywood neighborhood, derives its inspiration from former Knoll President Yves Vidal’s home in Tangier. Fixsen also highlights the references to Italian Modernism and its aesthetic appeal, writing that, “the elegant material palette of reflective gold, white plaster, and terrazzo,” stylishly brought the Modern classics into a contemporary space.