JSN Studio’s Adair Curtis Kicks Off Designer Series at Boundary

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Recent months have been timely for creatives looking to satisfy a long-simmering hunger for newness and collaborative opportunities. Take designer Adair Curtis of multidisciplinary design firm JSN Studio: Despite juggling a demanding schedule that now includes an infant son, Curtis is still finding a particular joy in making long-standing creative relationships come to fruition in fresh ways. His latest project, the installation “Confluence” at Boundary in West Hollywood, addresses both impulses.

Vintage accessories sourced from The Window add finishing touches throughout the vignette.

For the undertaking, Curtis took on the enviable challenge of selecting furnishings and accessories from the Robertson Boulevard showroom’s roster, along with goods from L.A. destination The Window and JSN Studio’s own archives. “We have so many showrooms in Los Angeles, but Boundary is in a class of its own, with a lot of lines you don’t see [elsewhere],” Curtis says. The showroom holds relationships with specialized European companies that include Delcourt Collection, Dimore Studio, La Manufacture Cogolin and Sé Collections.

The installation, which is on view through September 15, is the first in a series of designer-led projects Michael Lin and Stephen Bianchi, Boundary owners, have planned. Serving as the “cornerstone of the vignette,” is the Streamline Moderne-esque Switch sideboard by Mexico City-based Mark Grattan of VIDIVIXI, according to Curtis: “I started with [Grattan] and backtracked on the inventory.” Of the bold iron Flexible chandelier by Stéphane Parmentier for Pouenat that would soon be added, Curtis says: “Those are the two pieces that I knew, and I knew they marry well together.”

With “Confluence,” designer Adair Curtis wanted to bring a more organic feel to Boundary’s contemporary showroom.

Photo: Emmanuelle Pickett

The scale and weightiness of Parmentier’s formidable pendant with oversized links and glass cylindrical lamps creates a surprising sense of intimacy in Curtis’s living room-like configuration. Curtis notes, “It could be really grand in an entry. There are so many places for it to live.” Other elements include the EKO sofa by Christophe Delcourt and the SWN floor lamp by Forest and Giaconia, both for Delcourt Collection.

The process also included spending time exploring the collections at The Window on Melrose Avenue, and visiting Curtis and husband Jason Bolden’s own downtown L.A. warehouse for more vintage finds “to pull a few pieces that represented us best,” Curtis says, such as a pair of lounge chairs and a side table.

The Switch sideboard by Mark Grattan for VIDIVIXI is the cornerstone of the installation.

Photo: Emmanuelle Pickett

The SWN floor lamp by Forest and Giaconia for Delcourt Collection is available at Boundary, while the lounge chairs were sourced from JSN Studio’s archive. 

Photo: Emmanuelle Pickett

“Our style is a little bit more found and organic, so I wanted to make sure they would allow me to bring some of that element into what is a really contemporary showroom,” he adds. Hence the title “Confluence,” which refers to the partnership among the show’s various entities. “To see it come together and then knowing people can walk off the street or make an appointment to see the installation—this is where we are today and this is exciting.”





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