los angeles: site specific l.a.

© austere / jonathan zawada - affordances #2 lamp

concept store austere teams up with a number of renowned designers and other retail entities for an exhibition of exemplary contemporary design from los angeles. entitled site specific l.a., the show is curated by the influential online magazine sight unseen and opens at the store on sat - dec 5 [6pm-9pm]. presented is a selection of new furniture and product by both established and up-and-coming independent design studios from the city, including jonathan zawada, waka waka, aqq design, ben medansky and only love is real. additionally, it'll put on display a brand new collab between medansky and eric trine that's set to debut here, and another joint effort between waka waka's shin okuda and the dream collective boutique. adding a playful, and tasty note to the set-up is a specially conceived shop-in-shop installation by mast brothers on the premises. next to their entire suite of 2016 bars, it's stocked with a limited edition chocolate bar. mind you, the temporary shop-in-shop heralds mast brothers' first official location in town, opening next year in the arts district. location: 912 south hill street [downtown].

© austere / ben medansky - geiger ceramic object