An excursion to Casa Perfect in the Hollywood Hills is a perfect way to get inspired and indulge in an eclectic furniture mix and objets d'art.
Prominently perched in the fashionable Trousdale Estates neighborhood is Casa Perfect, an iconic residence turned pop-up design gallery. Designed by Architect Rex Lotery in 1958, Casa Perfect was once the private residence of Elvis Presley and his family. Elvis wrote Suspicious Minds, Kentucky Rain and Hound Dog while living there, and many remnants of his California Modernism meets Hollywood Regency home remain intact. The stunning views and amazing collection of objects, furniture and art, coupled with the mystique of Elvis makes this one perfect place to visit.
The Future Perfect, founded in 2003 by David Alhadeff, is one of the world’s foremost contemporary design galleries with showrooms in New York and San Francisco as well as this residential space in Los Angeles. From its inception, The Future Perfect has been distinguished by its creative vision and strong curatorial focus, which showcases studio-created works alongside one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces.
We were greeted by our gracious host, Matt Iba, whose easy going nature and passion for design made us feel immediately at ease. In the foyer the collection begins with a lighting sculpture by Bec Brittain, and work by Ben & Aja Blanc and Jonathan Cross.
Exploring the space, we found jaw-dropping vignettes. The Future Perfect's niche is work that treads a fine line between art and furniture, featuring unique use of materials and a sophisticated juxtaposition of colors and textures. Seeing the work in a residential setting in the hills over Los Angeles felt like visiting the home of an important art collector.
Some of our favorite pieces were the scrap wood furniture by Piet Hein Eek. Most surprising was a gleaming cube of what appeared to be tile, but was in fact reclaimed wood, and was actually a storage piece with a hidden pull.
Every nook was carefully curated. Beautiful color stories were found in each space, with saturated brightly hued sculptures of Phillip Low playing off subdued tones of pieces by Lazzarini & Pickering.
We look forward to returning as the space is ever-evolving with new work to see. Join us! Pivot’s Senior Director of A+D Edward Woodill would love to take your creative team for a visit.