YHBHS store visit with Gallery L7

"authentic 20th Century European lighting, furniture & objects."

Sven Neumann, owner of Gallery L7
5619 melrose ave, los angeles, ca 90038

What does your store specialize in?

We specialize in collecting important and/or exciting authentic 20th Century European lighting, furniture & objects. All items are handpicked, most of them are found during our frequent trips back to the German homeland, others we acquire through several European dealers that we work with.

Any specific items at the moment you are in love with?

Obsessed with Kaiser Idell lamps as well as kandem lights (both are German Bauhaus-aera lighting manufacturers) love Gaetano Sciolari cubic chandeliers for their exquisite composition. The “grasshopper” lounge chair by Preben Fabricius & Jørgen Kastholm.

photography courtesy of Marco Annunziata

Favorite architects / lighting designers?

Alvar Aalto, Charlotte Perriand, and Serge Mouille

What did you do before L7?

For the past 7 years I worked for Frank Gehry as a 3D Coordinator & Job Captain on medium to large scale projects. Before that I had engagements with Greg Lynn, Graft Lab & Imaginary Forces as a project architect.

2 new works by APPARATUS, a lighting studio in New York.

Visit Gallery L7 on 1st dibs here....
all images courtesy of Marco Annunziata