ISSUE 7  |  At the Table

Slow Design: Small Masterpiece in Los Angeles

February 19, 2010 6:35 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Los Angeles–based Jason Murakawa is a collector of vintage tableware: Haviland Limoges china, white ironstone china, early American pressed flint and glass goblets, all acquired through "years of traveling to antique shows, auctions, and small dusty towns." Rather than allowing his pieces to languish, Murakawa founded Small Masterpiece, an event design and rental service in LA. A graphic designer and creative director by training (and a graduate of the Art Center College of Design), Murakawa likes to mix and match pieces to create "imperfect table settings that don’t look sterile"; he also rents vintage slat folding lodge chairs, heirloom monogrammed vintage linen tablecloths and napkins, and antique monogrammed sterling or plate flatware and napkin rings. Go to Small Masterpiece for more information.