Category Archives: iron

mel bogart fire tools for stewart-winthrop

Here are a couple of ads from arts & architecture magazine in 1955 for fire tools designed by Mel Bogart for Stewart-Winthrop of Van Nuys, California. You may recall Mel as the designer of the cool iron ashtray stand I … Continue reading

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mel bogart ashtray stand for felmore

I was happy to stumble across this ad in the December 1953 issue of Interiors magazine that revealed the mystery of a piece from our collection! This piece was described here in my earlier post, “i like it, whatever it … Continue reading

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the pacifica mystery

Through the years, while obsessively leafing through auction catalogs of 20th century design, I have often come across wrought-iron furniture pieces that I liked that were described as being from “Pacifica Designs”, or “Pacific Ironworks”, or “Pacific Iron”, or some … Continue reading

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I like it, whatever it is (#3)

My very good friend in the southland came across this piece a couple of years ago at a garage sale while he was driving around. He characterized the garage sale as having your garden-variety kids clothes and toys and general … Continue reading

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I like it, whatever it is (#2)

About a year ago I bought this lamp at the most excellent reform gallery in L.A. – I couldn’t resist the cool woven wicker and the shape of the shade combined with the three hairpin iron legs. Plus it has … Continue reading

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I like it, whatever it is (#1)

A couple of years ago I got this iron catch-all that I was intrigued by. I really like its shape, color and patina. Currently it serves as the mail catcher under our mail slot. Its original purpose may have been … Continue reading

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