The article introduces new decorative art and design pieces offered as permanent collections at LACMA museum. Each artifact entails a dynamic story or historical significance which describes the purpose for material used and the enriched pictures handcrafted onto it. Some pieces are recognized by the fame of its creator or marveled at the mystery of who made it.
- The maker Anthony Nelme (c.1679–1723) was a leading English-born silversmith at a time when the London trade was dominated by foreign craftsmen.
- Alvar Aalto was the leading Finnish architect of his generation, and his work epitomized the pursuit of organic modernism in the 20th century.
- Furniture maker and woodworker Arthur Espenet Carpenter embodied the ideal of the successful rural craftsman and served as a role model to a generation of woodworkers in California and beyond.
“Working with the department’s curators, DA2 acquires outstanding examples of decorative arts and design for the museum’s permanent collection. Through the group’s generosity, LACMA was able to add eight extraordinary objects in some of our strategic collecting areas, including the Arts and Crafts movement, California design and craft, and graphic design.”