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The Deal: Able & Baker designs at Unique L.A. show

December 8, 2010 |  6:30 am


When the Ventura studio Able & Baker sets up shop at the Unique L.A. craft show this weekend, it will be offering some sweet deals. 

Rainbow-Room-Divider_large Discounted handcrafted products by founder Josh Ganshorn include an LP room divider like the one pictured at right, except in a black lacquer finish (regularly $1,600, now $800). The birch room divider will not be on display but can be ordered at the show for the special price. Also available: a horizontal, four-square record frame in a natural ply finish (regularly $130, sold for $95 at the show).

The booth also will feature the work of Able & Baker co-founder Jen Zahigian, including her diner breakfast dishes. "I took some of my photographs that are diner-related and turned them in to a limited-edition set of melamine plates," she said. A set of four dessert-sized plates will sell for $60.

Able & Baker's storage bench, pictured above in maple, will be sold at the show in walnut ($349; regularly $389). Other offerings include organic cotton and recycled hemp pillow covers ($35; regularly $50) and book-faced storage bins ($40; regularly $45).

Stock at the fair will be limited, but the studio will be taking custom orders.
"We're discounting our work more than ever in the hope of providing people with affordable options," said Zahigian. Customers also can stop by Able & Baker's Ventura showroom. Unique L.A. runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the California Market Center, 110 E. 9th St., Los Angeles.  Admission is $10.

-- Lisa Boone

Photo credits: Able & Baker


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