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On display in Hollywood: "Design geek" Michael Boyd's handcrafted modernist furnishings

On display in Hollywood: "Design geek" Michael Boyd's handcrafted modernist furnishings

"Looking. Learning. Thinking. Feeling. Making. Rinse and repeat" is how Michael Boyd describes his creative process. The landscape, furniture and architectural designer is perhaps best known for the restoration of the Oscar Niemeyer Strick House in Santa Monica, but his other projects — and there are many — read like a who's who of modern architecture in Southern California. All those years of experience and collecting, plus an appreciation for design history, are expressed in his latest installment of handcrafted furniture, which went on display Nov. 12 at the JF Chen gallery in Hollywood.

The work— which includes...

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