The Deal: Get Peri Shefik's lamps at wholesale prices during annual studio sale on Sunday
Start paying attention, and you'll spot Peri Shefik's lamps everywhere. Of course they're in furniture stores all over Los Angeles, where we appreciate the modernist touch and more-than-neutral color palette. But even the designer herself is sometimes surprised at how often one turns up unexpectedly on a TV show.
It makes sense that set decorators would be drawn to her clean and bold designs, which often use colored silks or boldly printed papers for their shades.
Once a year, Shefik opens her Los Angeles studio to sell off extra inventory and samples at wholesale prices -- and that sale is this Sunday. She says she's got more than 100 table lamps, four of which are pictured above, priced at $30 to $160. There will be a smaller selection of floor lamps, which are $130 and up. Among my favorites are the little box lamps with shades created from the pages of an atlas or encyclopedia, seen at right. She also has a few Asian-inspired wood lamps made with bamboo slats. Custom options abound.
Shefik's studio, which is a few blocks east of the Brewery Art Colony, is at 2816 N. Main St. in Lincoln Heights. (323) 223-1353. Sale is 1 to 6 p.m. Plenty of street parking. And I'm not saying she's got a lot of cats, but bring your Claritin. Or, if you're not allergic, there might be a buy-one-lamp-get-a-kitten-free deal.-- Robin Rauzi
Photo: Peri Shefik