The opening of Harbinger by Hand in the La Cienega Design Quarter was a well-attended success, with old friends and new coming to see the new partners at Joe Lucas’ showroom. We couldn’t have been more excited to kick off our boutique space alongside Fromental, Lance Wovens, and Moore & Giles.
Harbinger by Hand is an expansion of Joe Lucas’ showroom focusing on companies who are dedicated to craftsmanship and innovative design. The expansion enhances an already dynamic and uniquely stylish showroom curated by Joe and the Harbinger team.
The concept for the Merida boutique was imagined by Creative Director Roxanne Hanna to be both modern and tailored: “The vision for the environment was to bring our Fall River mill into the space by incorporating industrial design elements combined with bespoke details to reflect our meticulous dedication to quality and craftsmanship.”
“By displaying our textiles facing forward, one can get a sense of the depth of our product portfolio. The ingenious custom shelving system—designed by David Heikka—makes it easier to catch one’s eye.”
Among the roughly 250 attendees were industry insiders and design firms from cities across the country, including LA, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Chicago, NYC, and more.
Merida Director of Business Development Siobhan Kelley with Marc Cunningham.
Joe Lucas, “entertainologist” Lulu Powers, and one of her culinary creations.
Siobhan Kelley with Merida CFO Bob Segal and Director of Service and Installation Bob Margies.
Merida Sales Project Manager Cindy Allmon with Rocky Lafleur of Kneedler Fauchere and Mark Hemphill.
clockwise from top left: 1) Joe Lucas with Timothy Corrigan of Timothy Corrigan Inc. 2) Celerie Kemble of Kemble Interiors and Ruthie Sommers of Ruthie Chapman Sommers Interior Design. 3) Joe Lucas with Chris Barrett of Chris Barrett Design. 4) Joe Lucas and David Heikka.
Michelle Trout and Heidi Bonesteel of Bonesteel Trout Hall.
Next time you find yourself in the La Cienega Design Quarter in Los Angeles, come visit us at Harbinger and say hi.