Oliver M. Furth trained with esteemed designers in New York and Los Angeles; attended architecture school; studied art history and industrial design; and worked for Christie’s in the 20th Century Decorative Arts department.
He has been featured in Angeleno, C Magazine, The Huffington Post, and named by Traditional Home as one of “20 top young designers”, ElleDécor’s A-list of “Five Young Designers to Watch” and Mayer Rus of the Los Angeles Times says Oliver’s “innate passion for design and his chic sophisticated, sensibility are unmistakable”.
Besides practicing interior design, Oliver is a partner in Balustrade & Bitters, heads the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art’s Decorative Arts Council, is on the Advisory Committee for the LA Antiques Show, is a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture, and a founding member of LA>< ART Foundation.
In an effort to give you a sneak peek into the highly anticipated window displays at LEGENDS OF LA CIENEGA 2011: CELEBRATE ART, we asked the Legends designers to share the inspiring thoughts and aesthetics behind their Legends window in the La Cienega Design Quarter. "The Legends Style Sheet" sponsored by Jean de Merry, presents a series of fun and unconventional interviews with our participating window display designers.
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Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), Dutch De Stijl painter. Mondrian evolved a non-representational form, which he termed Neo-Plasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which was painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors.
He began his career as a teacher and most of his work from this period is naturalistic, representational or impressionistic. Mondrian’s art was always closely tied to his spiritual and philosophical studies. He believed that it was possible to attain a more profound knowledge of nature than that provided by empirical means and much of his work during his life was inspired by his search for that spiritual knowledge. Mondrian was greatly influenced by the Cubism style of Picasso and Braque. “I construct lines and color combinations on a flat surface… I believe that through horizontal and vertical lines constructed with awareness but not with calculation, led by high intuition, and brought to harmony and rhythm, these basic forms of beauty can become a work of art, as strong as it is true”.