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Issue 7 · Winter in the Desert · February 15, 2012

LA Creatives Set Up Shop

Issue 7 · Winter in the Desert · February 15, 2012

LA-based design vanguards Davide Berruto and Camilla Trigano of Environment launch an emporium featuring products made in the US.

Berruto and Trigano are the CEO and director of marketing, respectively, of Environment, a company dedicated to celebrating sustainably made furniture. The duo recently decided to bring together like-minded brands and artists, with an emphasis on made-in-America goods, under one roof in the La Brea redevelopment district of LA. The warehouse-like space plays host to some of our favorite LA creatives (Commune Design and RTH, for instance), offering an eclectic mix of goods for the home. "It's less about commerce and more about embracing the creative", as Berruto says. "I see it as a textured weaving and interplay of space, cultures, and identity on the westernmost edge of America."

Shelter Half will run through the end of March (the good news is that it will transition to an online retail venture). Go to Shelter Half for more information.

Above: An installation at the La Brea warehouse.

Above: A stack of pillows from Commune in LA.

Above: A powder-coated stool; image via A Continuous Lean.

Above: A set of limited-edition chairs from Environment that have been stripped and repainted; $345 to $395, depending on the color.

Safia Sofa

Above: The Safia Sofa from Environment, upholstered in vintage canvas sourced from “shelter half” Army tents.

Above: Scraplights made from corrugated cardboard, from Seattle-based Graypants.

Above: Coffee from LA's Handsome Coffee Roasters.

Neo-Shaker Lounge Chair

Above: Environment's Neo-Shaker Lounge Chair; draped in cotton pieces from NYC's Save Khaki.



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