Architectural Pottery X/OO Bookends, Set
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Design by Malcolm Leland.
Made in the U.S.A. by VesseL.
Skillfully produced in cast white stone using proprietary techniques, the Architectural Pottery X and OO Bookends are hand crafted by VesseL U.S.A. with passion and integrity from licensed original designs.
Embraced by design aficionados, The Architectural Pottery Collection™ was a favorite of prominent mid-century Los Angeles architects such as Richard Neutra and Pierre Koenig and was featured in many of Julius Schulman's famed photographs of Southern California architecture.
The Architectural Pottery X/OO Bookends are available in White only. Sold as a set.
Material(s): Cast stone
- X: 5.25" W X 11.75" H
- OO: 10.5" W X 11.75" H
BOOKEND BOOKEND-X BOOKEND-OO
Designer: Malcolm Leland
Malcolm Leland began his artistic career as a potter and ceramicist. He studied at the Jepson Art Institute and won the Good Design Award from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 1955 for his innovative ceramic bird shelter.
In the mid-1950s he became interested in working on a larger scale and he sold off his pottery to devote a year to researching architectural ceramics. He designed art elements for several prominent Los Angeles landmarks such as the Los Angeles County Hall of Records Building, the American Cement Company Building on Wilshire Boulevard and the Pomona College Clock Tower.
Manufacturer: VesseL USA
VesseL USA Inc. was founded in 1998 to revive stunningly simple planters and other ceramic designs that brought acclaim to the Architectural Pottery Collection, a Los Angeles company founded in 1950 by Max and Rita Lawrence. Prominent mid-century LA architects such as Richard Neutura and Pierre Koenig favored the pottery line for spare, geometrically ordered residential gardens and commercial buildings. Pieces from the Architectural Pottery Collection were exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as early as 1951.
VesseL USA is the sole licensor of the award-winning Architectural Pottery Collection, including hand-crafted planters, containers and garden sculpture. Original designs are commissioned and produced by VesseL USA from designer specifications.View other products from VesseL USA