Lumberest by Greg Fleishman

Lumberest by Gregg Fleishman
About Gregg Fleishman

Gregg Fleishman is an architect, designer, artist and inventor whose work is largely informed by geometry and functionality. A Los Angeles native born in 1947, Fleishman has been a resident of Culver City for forty seven years and is a pioneer and key creative figure of the city. Before occupying this location for the past thirteen years, his studio was located on nearby La Cienega Boulevard, in the recently developed gallery corridor populated by several young and established LA galleries.

In 1970 Fleishman earned an architectural degree at the University of Southern California that boasted a ground breaking and innovative program at the time, where he studied with Konrad Wachsmann, famous for his structures illustrated in his book The Turning Point of Building including the prefabricated house developed with Walter Gropius.
Fleishman coined the term Rhombicube referring to a diamond panel form which is distilled out of a 3-D checkerboard of cubes. The various truncations of the Rhombicube form the orthogonal variations of Archimedean solids. The assembly of these solids in various configurations form the geometrical basis for his Shelter Systems. The iconic SCULPT C H A I R S and the Shelter Systems are all cut out from flat sheet material, a European birch. Fleishman’s Shelter Systems obviate the need for screws or fasteners by using integral slots and notches, even employing wood springs and wood hinges. He holds several patents for his designs.

Recent custom projects include designing a stage for the East Bay Arts Alliance in Oakland and hardscape design at Pacifica Community Charter School in Los Angeles. 2006 exhibitions include “SCULPT C H A I R S ” at the Museo del Patrimonio Industriale sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bologna, Italy; The “Structural Language of Gregg Fleishman” curated by Nathan Shapira at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood; and the Southern California Home Show at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Sculpt Chair by Gregg Fleischman

Sculpt Chair by Greg Fleischman

Here we are in LA at the Hotel Figueroa…
Chair by Gregg Fleishman If there was a standout exhibit, I would have to say that it was Gregg Fleishman’s amazing Cube. I had never seen any pieces by Fleishman before, so this was the first time I had heard of his work. You definitely need to check out his website to see the fantastic and amazing structures he creates: Gregg Fleischmann

Via Dwell on Design Part I : Design Milk

Added October 2009 :
This post is part of the experiment to automate the import of 20 of my prior Charblog | Tumblr tumblrings into this blog via Chairblog | Posterous which initially resulted in 20 posts without a title whereupon I had to edit it manually… Experiment failed:-)

Added March 2010
This marks the first entry into the hotel seating category.

Last edited by gje on March 5, 2010 at 4:16 PM