I’m a sucker for that whole industrial salvage furniture look. The guys from Billykirk have it going on in their design studio. Tons of crazy old tools and machines salvaged mostly from factories in Los Angeles. If I lived out in LA I would be all over Sonrisa, Retro Office and especially a recent discovery, Cleveland Art. I know what you are thinking, why the hell is it named Cleveland Art when it is based in LA?
The story goes that Cleveland Art began as an idea the founder Jason Wein had while working for his family’s salvage business on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. Jason “saw the potential of industrial machinery and surplus being repurposed and recycled as functional design.” Eventually the company grew, and while the corporate offices are still in Ohio, it now occupies a sales showroom / warehouse in downtown LA. I’ll have to stop in and see if I can find a nice metal shelving unit to hold my massive plaid thermos collection… Cleveland Art