PHOTO: COURTESY HAMMER AND SPEAR
To mark their fifth anniversary, Hammer and Spear opened in the La Cienega Design Quarter (765 N. La Cienega Blvd.) offering a selection of casework systems from trade secret Amuneal, lighting designs by Parts of Four and Jan Garncarek (shown), and furnishings from local artisans like Nima Abili and Klein Agency. Arizona-based terra-cotta tile manufacturer Tabarka Studio is celebrating its new L.A. showroom (912 N. La Cienega Blvd.) with a terrazzo flooring collection inspired by the city’s Art Deco movie palaces and midcentury architecture. Boffi, a leading resource for kitchen, bath and storage systems, has renovated its two-story L.A. outpost (8775 Beverly Blvd.) with a focus on interior design and new product launches, like the sleek K21 kitchen. Rock Mill Tile & Stone has opened a 16,000-square-foot, full-service showroom (3221 S. La Cienega Blvd.) that will offer the company’s range of natural stone, porcelain, ceramic and glass surfaces, and the city’s largest indoor slab gallery; the company’s Hermosa Beach location launches this summer. Milan-based design firm Visionnaire debuted its only American venue in West Hollywood (144 N. Robertson Blvd.), which will double as a workshop and offer clients bespoke molding, wallpaper, cabinetry, kitchens and baths, indoor and outdoor furniture and lighting collections. Converso, one of the country’s preeminent dealers of modern design, has arrived in L.A. (7257 Beverly Blvd.) showcasing works by masters like Philip Johnson, Paul Evans, Wendell Castle, Gabriella Crespi and Rufus Blunk.