Cultured Magazine

Fall 2013

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Artful Pursuits Designer Oliver M. Furth has quickly become a fixture of the Los Angeles design elite. Now, he looks to make his mark on the international scene. Oliver Furth; one of the designer's installations at the Los Angeles Antiques, Art + Design Show Don't ask interior designer Oliver M. Furth about sectional sofas and glass coffee tables. "I grew up in Los Angeles in the 1980s," he says. "And there's a place for everything, but that's just lazy." Bearded, bespectacled and, by his own admission, "easily bored," Furth brings a keen eye and an intellectual rigor to a profession that often trades on instinct and theatrics. "I love art, architecture and design—and not that much else," he says. Indeed, after studying industrial design, architecture and art history, he worked in the 20th century decorative arts department at Christie's before founding his own firm in 2005. A founder of the contemporary art nonprofit LA>

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