Roots of Design | Please Do Not Enter

by Christopher Andrew Armstrong

Roots of Design, the latest exhibition taking place at DTLA’s Please Do Not Enter, exists at the intersection where art meets design. Curated from a collection of international studios, the show features pieces from AP collection which presents their massive plush tapestry seating, Guillaume Bardet’s minimal and geometric works, Studio Job’s cheeky and chic lights and sculptures, Marcantonio Malerba fetish forward white ceramic shaped body parts with heavy rococo influences and magnificent Seletti animal lamps. Roots of Design poses the question as to whether functional art and collectible design can coexist.

Please Do Not Enter is a specially curated store located on 7th and Olive Street right in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. With pieces selected by Emmanuel Renoird and Nicolas Libert, the store boasts a collection which features contemporary art, high design, even higher fashion, and of course, luxury accessories.