Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Act 2 / Roy McMakin

A great piece in LA Times Magazine about one of Roy McMakin's iconic redesigns.
When Roy McMakin first visited the Berro residence in 1997, the label-defying artist/craftsman/candlestick maker was just hitting his stride, boldly trespassing the boundaries of professional identity. He had been commissioned by a young couple, Jodie and Alan Berro, to bring both order and imagination to their derelict (albeit historically significant) white elephant of a house.

The hydra-headed project produced not only a milestone in McMakin’s career but a highly visible landmark along the boulevards of Beverly Hills—one familiar to design junkies across the globe, thanks to countless magazine articles and books.