Noted for its intrepid color combinations and imaginative medleys of distinctive 20th-century design, Downtown is a destination for fresh design ideas. The LA shop was launched in 1996 by David Serrano and Robert Willson. In 2008, the shop was joined by the adjacent Outside Downtown. The pair’s enviable home was featured in the Dealer’s Choice: At Home with Purveyors of Antique and Vintage Furnishings (2001).
A pair of lemons sit next to a
black ceramic vase surrounded by a boldly printed fabric in this vibrant still life from the 1980s. Signed "Jo Hosmar" lower right. Displayed in silver metal frame. Image, 13.25"L x 10.25"H.
Hand-turned ceramic vase in white/cream with a blue
crystalline glaze. Crystalline is a special effects glaze made primarily of particles of zinc oxide and silica that once heated starts a chemical reaction. No makers mark.