Shopper's Diary: Lawson-Fenning in LA by

Issue 47 · Thanksgiving Entertaining · November 22, 2011

Shopper's Diary: Lawson-Fenning in LA

Issue 47 · Thanksgiving Entertaining · November 22, 2011

We've long been fans of Lawson-Fenning, an LA shop known for its midcentury-inspired furniture and lighting. Founders Glenn Lawson and Grant Fenning met as students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and went on to open their own showroom on Beverly Boulevard, where they have developed a following among designers. They've since expanded with a new retail store in Silver Lake, stocked with furniture of their own design, vintage pieces, and accessories for the home; tucked in the back is Ivanhoe Books, a paradise of design, art, fashion, and architecture books.

N.B. Just in time for holiday shopping: Lawson-Fenning has launched an online shop, offering a range of practical and well-priced gift options.

Above: Lawson-Fenning and Ivanhoe Books on Silver Lake Boulevard.

Above: Painted dart boards by LA-based artist Jason Koharik; prices range from $375 for the small to $1,650 for the large.

Solid Brass Number Keychains

Above: Solid Brass Number Keychains; $18 each.

Iron Bottle Openers

Above: Iron Bottle Openers; $26 each.

Wire Mesh Trays

Above: Wire Mesh Trays; $22 each.

Rope Ottoman

Above: A Rope Ottoman made of coir ($185) sits below various Industrial Wire Cage Lamps; $145 each. The Canvas and Leather Bag features a lightweight aluminum frame and a moccasin-cowhide leather bottom; $92.

Knotted Jute Doormat

Above: The Knotted Jute Doormat is suitable for indoor and outdoor use and is available in natural or chocolate; $36.

Above: A stack of vintage travel backgammon sets, ranging from $38 to $72.

Photography by D Vorillon, Bethany Nauert and John Fallon.

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