Sleek and Sustainable Furnishings

John Houshmand’s latest furniture collection, Shazam, is a juxtaposition of sleek Lucite or glass and organic wood. The artist and owner of the SoHo and LA-based galleries bearing his name applies thinly sliced layers of wood to glass or Lucite to create what he calls his signature microslab. “I use wood as a graphic element rather than a furniture element,” he explained. He describes his wood treatment as a painterly finish because the slices reveal the wood’s inherent ring patterns almost like a brush stroke.


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