In honor of International Women's Day, epoca highlight's the work of an amazing mid-century female sculptor, Joanna Gichner Kendall.
Joanna Gichner Kendall (b. 1899, Baltimore, MD. d. April 20, 1989) A portrait sculptor, she fulfilled numerous commissions for portrait busts of notables, including President John F. Kennedy and Will Rogers .
Paul T. Frankl, October 14, 1886 – March 21,1958 / Johnson Furniture Co. 1908 - 1983, Grand Rapids, Michigan
An émigré from Austria, Frankl settled in New York in 1914 and quickly saw a country awash in reproductions of uncomfortable European styles. From the start, Frankl took a different approach, designing sleek, unadorned pieces that reflected advances in American technology and changes in culture. In the early 1950s Johnson Furniture Company produced several lines by Paul Frankl, among them the “Contemporary” line, incorporating an early use of biomorphic designs.
Modern, inside-out Paul T. Frankl's sleek simplicity gave rise to a California look.
Holiday Entertaining: Red, Green & Gold, these colors are nothing, if not festive! epoca's cocktail and bar cart combination draws on these definitive holiday hues for a most glamorous and celebratory soiree, Pomegranate and Cranberry Mojitos served on a PAIR of Glam Mid-century Hollywood Regency Bar Carts! Remember "Christmas Comes But Once a Year"
The Italian menswear brand Isaia, now occupies Frank Lloyd Wright's only San Francisco address, 140 Maiden Lane which was an early model for The Guggenheim, -Quoted within is Epoca's owner, Eric Petsinger