1980s French crystal vase, signed "Art Vienne France." Noted for its intrepid color combinations and imaginative medleys of distinctive 20th-century design, Downtown is a favored venue for designers and design aficionados in search of fresh ideas. The LA shop was launched in 1996 by David Serrano and Robert Willson. In 2008, Outside Downtown opened adjacent to Downtown, followed by Downtown at Claremont in NYC, a collaboration with Claremont Furnishing and Fabrics of London. In 2011, the pair’s home was featured in Dealer’s Choice: At Home with Purveyors of Antique and Vintage Furnishings.