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New L.A. Box Collective of furniture artists to show latest work Saturday in Chinatown

June 11, 2010 |  6:44 am


In conjunction with Chinatown Art Night on Saturday in Los Angeles, the newly formed L.A. Box Collective of furniture designers and makers kicks off a show, "So Happy Together,” with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fifth Floor Gallery.

Psinstallation01_474 The 12-member collective is committed to environmentally conscious design and production. The members include Cliff Spencer, Sidecar Furniture, caseandgrain, whyrHymer, Robert Apodaca, Stranger Furniture, Edward Pine Stevens, Riiska Design and Topher Paterno.

Fifth Floor is at 502 Chung King Court in Chinatown. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays or by appointment.

For more information: (213) 687-8443; www.fifthfloorgallery.com.

For a look at some of the gorgeous handcrafted furnishings that will be on sale at the gallery, keep reading ...


Photo: Andy Riiska's tables are made from reclaimed redwood, maple, oak and Douglas fir. The taller, square-topped design can be used as a pair, set on either side of a sofa, or used in combination with the lower Pac-Man-shaped piece. The tables sell for $400 to $500 each.

Photo: Cliff Spencer's nesting tables are made from oak wine barrels. Price: $4,500 for the set.

Photo: Sam Moyer's Steppin' Out Akimbo Settee is made of sycamore, black walnut, cherry and holly. Price: $7,000.

Photo: The Hug Machine chair by Casey Dzierlenga is reclaimed walnut, mahogany, Douglas fir, maple, ash and redwood. Price: $950. 

Photo: The Maria chair by David Johnson of Sidebar Furniture is made with walnut and cane. Price: $3,800.

-- Lisa Boone

Photos from Fifth Floor Gallery 

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