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Michael Webb
writes on modern architecture, design, and travel. He is the author of 26 books, most recently Modernist Paradise: Niemeyer House, Boyd Collection (Rizzoli) and Venice CA: Art +Architecture in a Maverick Community (Abrams). He travels widely in search of new and classic modern architecture and contributes to magazines around the world. Michael lives in the Neutra apartment that Charles and Ray Eames once called home.

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Thursday
Dec152011

Transparency and Color

Light in Art showcases the fittings and murals of the Israeli glass artist Shimon Peleg, and it provides a valuable resource for architects and designers searching for fresh ways of illuminating residential and commercial spaces.

Interior designer Michelle Krief established this new gallery at 8408 Beverly Boulevard, which has become LA’s premier avenue of design. In contrast to the sleek fittings from Italy and Scandinavia, Peleg’s work is hand-crafted and explores unfamiliar territory. He fuses translucent beads of glass to create pedants and wall sconces that resemble clusters of ice crystals. Fall foliage inspires a cluster of warm-toned leaves of glass, and those autumnal hues are carried over into bathroom sinks. Backlit murals, customized to fit any room, employ bold sweeps of color. “As a farmer and earth lover, I derive my passion directly from nature,” says Peleg, who joins a long line of artists who have found inspiration in the great outdoors.

Light in Art
8408 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048