Objects for Objects

In LA, A Weekend-Long Show Cheekily Called “Object Permanence”

Two weekends ago, a group of Los Angeles–based designers came together to interpret the candlestick in the first iteration of “Object Permanence,” a new, quarterly event co-curated by designer Leah Ring of Another Human and Emma Holland Denvir, head of Hem’s U.S. business development. Hosted at Hem’s Los Angeles showroom, the selection of designers and their objects follows a recent trend of reimagining near-relics like the ashtray, the bookend, and the paperweight, in which each object represents a tiny distillation of its designer’s aesthetic. A neon ombré structure with silver candle showcases Ring’s penchant for bright, shiny creations; an iridescent mass from Bianco Light & Space is fitting for a studio known for cool, contemporary glass; the tall, skinny candle holder from Laun maintains a poolside vibe with its speckled turquoise texture; and Norma’s assemblage of beige, yellow, and burnt orange candles — a combination candleholder to accommodate any sized candle — is a twist on an already experimental form. Edition 2 will coincide with LA Design Festival in June — the object of consideration is anyone’s guess — but check out our favorites from the candlestick show until then.

Bianco Light & Space

Bianco Light & Space

Norma

Norma

Mansi Shah

Mansi Shah

Objects for Objects

Objects for Objects

wrk-shp

wrk-shp

Alex Reed

Alex Reed

Another Human

Another Human

Januari

Januari

Laun

Laun

Jackie Rines

Jackie Rines

Matt Hunt

Matt Hunt

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