David Netto is a Los Angeles based interior designer and design writer. He and his family live in a 1959 home with an eclectic mix of furniture that both compliments, and challenges, the home’s clean modernist lines.
David says that “before mid century hardened its doctrine, modernism had all kinds of funky, exotic contents, so those were the thoughts behind the look I went for.” Plus, at its heart this is very much a family home. “I do think that if you buy fancy or important things you should not be uptight about kids living with them.”
When David couldn’t find the rustic and sculptural lamps he wanted for his clients’ homes, he joined forces with Los Angeles based artist Jennifer Nocon to create them.
The resulting African textile influenced lamps are both functional lights and art pieces – each with a distinctive pattern carved into its ceramic stoneware base.
I think they are beautiful and earthy celebrations of the handmade that would fit perfectly into any modernist or contemporary home.