American Craft Council's 75th Anniversary took place July 30, 2017 and they celebrated by inviting local designers to represent design over the decades. The LOCZIdesign group was 1 of 4 local designers invited by the ACC to create installations focused on 4 specific decades. The Ld group was inspired to represent the 1960s.
"The '60s have always held allure," says LOCZIdesign Creative Director Paige Loczi. "There is a balance of essential line and function, yet a nod to surrealism with high-chroma color and references to an adventurist spirit. The 1960s were a bridge with one foot in the nostalgic past and one foot into the psychedelic future."
Lead designers, Mike Ufferman and Catrina Cooper used a blend of locally sourced furnishings including a sustainable felt rug from Peace Industry, ceramic wall art from James Aarons, lamp from Kinzig Design, wood art “fire” sculpture from Koji Tanaka and a Kevin Costello/Slice Furniture end table for a distinctly "Madmen meets art executive" vibe. The room, meant to be the home office of said executive, also included a nod to a certain car designer who came of age in the 1960s.