The Deal: Mash Studios sale on LAXseries furniture
Designer Bernard Brucha's dilemma is your opportunity. "I am running out of room for all our prototypes and samples," says the owner of Mash Studios and creator of the solid walnut LAXseries furniture line.
To clear out some space, Brucha is hosting a studio sample sale that runs Thursday to Saturday. Pieces from the LAXseries collection and his new solid teak PCHseries beds will be reduced 50% to 70%. Among the steals: A slim wall-mounted desk in solid walnut, right, will be $370, and a low, 23-inch-square side table with a nifty cord-concealing design will be $175.
The event will also provide a peek at Brucha's latest designs, including his first upholstered pieces -- the modular seating group, shown above.
"I went to buy a sofa for my own home and found the existing designs to be very dull, like having a gray elephant in your room," he says.
His solution: a sleek, low-slung and easy-to-move trio -- ottoman, armless two-seater and one-arm seat -- that can be configured in a variety of ways to suit spacious homes or cozy apartments.
Balanced on a solid red oak plinth base, the LAXseries sofa features feather-and-down-filled cushions upholstered in solids, stripes and, as shown at right, a jazzy mix of both fabrics that Brucha calls Transition. The three-piece sectional is available by order from Mash Studios for $3,975. Prices for custom fabrics vary.Mash Studios, 12705 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 313 4700 or www.mashstudios.com. The sale begins with a party on Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m., and continues Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
-- David A. Keeps
Photo credits: Bernard Brucha for Mash Studios