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For the pièce de résistance last year, Thomas managed to convince artist Andrea Zittel to host an opening and dinner with Portland, Oregon, collective Von Tundra at A-Z West, her desert studio and home out in Joshua Tree. “They wanted to bring their Rockwell Table and Prairie Chairs here and they wanted to have a meal, and I thought it having it out at Andrea’s place would be so much more beautiful.” The table, which is made from found shipping pallets that have been sanded to an improbably lovely finish, is one of Thomas’s favorite items. “All three guys went to an applied arts school, one of them has an MFA in sculpture, and I’m blown away by the way they work together; the way they think and talk is really inspiring.”