A Mix of European and American Vintage Designs Make a Bold Statement at MASS Beverly’s Temporary Exhibition Space.
MASS Beverly has opened the central space within its showrooms to create a temporary gallery devoted to sculptural furnishings with a sexy 1970s vibe. The exhibition is curated by showroom owner Mary Ta and artist Mattia Biaggi, the Italian transplant who now calls L.A. home. (You may have seen the West Hollywood home he shares with his wife, fashion designer Valerj Pobega, on Architectural Digest. And those of you who went to Salone del Mobile in 2018 may remember his surreal chair sculptures installed at Spazio Rossana Orlandi.)
Together, Ta and Biaggi have developed the voluminous 3,000-square-foot space to host a rotating selection of works over the next few months. Artists and designers whose pieces will be featured include Dutch sculptor Mathieu Nab, Mark Schrenko of Statement Design, American crafts legend Wendell Castle, Italian architect Angelo Mangiarotti, more from Biaggi, and several curiosities by unknown artists.
But you’ve only got until June to visit.
This summer, it’s farewell to everything as the MASS Art & Living and MASS Beverly Outdoors showrooms prepare for demolition. A new 3-story building will replace them to house the MASS brand—a singular design mecca—so lovingly crafted by Ta and her husband, Lars Oliver Hypko.