Peripheral Vision is an invitation to share in our studio’s process and to connect with the images, objects and people that have inspired us and made our work possible.
Peripheral Vision - all that is visible to the eye outside the central area of focus
A running film-strip of images rings the room allowing a simultaneous view of finished projects and in-process photos. The larger scaled photos offer an understanding of material and detail of the completed spaces while the smaller photos reveal an historical layer that hints at the genesis of the ideas.
Tables Steel, Wood, Felt, Acrylic
Tables are our passion. 80 linear feet of table supports a landscape of objects and images that have played a vital role in Luce et Studio’s projects. These tables are composed in a similar way they are used in the studio. Items of decorative beauty are juxtaposed with art books, industrial parts, curious objects, fasteners, colors swatches and building materials to create inspirational tableau. These “tablescapes” are assembled throughout the studio space and are considered essential components in the studio’s design library.
our palette This wall isolates the essentials of the Luce materials palette and celebrates the fine detail and craft of the makers.
1. redwood and stainless steel 2. allusion™ stabilized aluminum foam 3. acrylic on custom stainless steel bracket 4. felt 5. rubber 6. hot rolled steel 7. apple plywood on custom stainless steel bracket 8. steel road plate
Lines A physical mapping of the gallery space reveals lines of energy derived from the elongated threshold of the shifting geometries. Along these axes are names of people who have inspired and facilitated the studio’s work: clients, collaborators, consultants, constructors and compatriots. These individuals are the vital energy source for the studio’s design strength.
Project Elements Architectural Elements, Material Mockups, Art Installations
A. Waterjet Aluminum Panel – Extraordinary Desserts B. Lure – quilt of fishing weights – Felkner Loft C. Cherry and Stainless Steel Stair Tread – Felkner Loft D. Heddle Wall – Coalesse Furniture Showroom
People who Inspire These people who inspire us were invited to lend a drawing or an object to this exhibit as a means of demonstrating the collaborative exchange of ideas that inspires and enriches the studio’s work.
David Reed David Reed’s paintings from his Motion Pictures Show at the MCASD (1998) were a great source of inspiration to the design of the Lemke House. Jennifer Luce and Greg Lemke met with Mr. Reed at his studio to select the drawing “ “ for the show.
Todd Williams and Billie Tsien - Tombasil The Architects have donated a material sample from their American Folk Art Museum façade. Luce, Williams and Tsien share a love of sensuous metals. Tombasil is a form of white bronze.
Martha Schwartz – Bronze Bagel Landscape Architect Martha Schwartz has been a mentor, colleague and friend of Jennifer Luce. It was her relationship with Ms. Schwartz that inspired Ms. Luce to pursue a graduate degree in landscape theory. The Bronze Bagel if from Ms. Schwartz’s famous Bagel Garden project in Boston, MA.
Ted Meuhling Jewlery Designer Ted Meuhling has been a source of inspiration for many years. Displayed are two small porcelain vases, a porcelain spoon and a sterling silver tea strainer. It isn’t difficult to discover which object was a source of inspiration for the Extraordinary Desserts façade.
MUSEUMTABLE – Edition One
In anticipation of the inauguration of the David C Copley building downtown, MCASD commissioned Luce et Studio to design a boardroom table. The result was a 15ft x 5ft puzzle-like, historical timeline in acrylic and steel. A composition of shade, shadow and light, the design represents a cultural history of the museum’s evolution. Panels are etched, painted, scored and carved to mark specific important moments in the museum’s history.
A limited edition series of 20 tables are available for commission by private clients. The table top featured in this exhibition was commissioned by Rudi Bianchi, a residential client and collector of photography in Los Angeles. This table was designed based on the historical information he shared about his life.
Information about commissioning an edition of the museumtable is available upon request .