Mar 30, 2012


We checked out the debut of Jeff Zimmerman’s work, master glass artist and lighting designer, at the Duke & Duke Art Gallery earlier this week. We definitely recommend checking out this Beverly Hills adjacent exhibition for a look at this unique home decor.

Zimmerman’s exhibit is running until June 15th and his installation aims to capture a sense of movement in his work. Some of our favorites include the large vine with spheres of opaline glass spiraling down the piece, the liquid-like metallic “Silver Surfer Tears” contouring along the wall, the large mirrored “Daisy”, and the “Serpentine Lights”.

The opening featured a courtyard wine bar and hors d’oeuvres which were enjoyed by celebs (including attendee, musician Ben Folds), art gallers, and local fans as they browsed the pristine gallery.

The artist studied classical Venetian glass practices under Italian glass masters Lino Tagliapetro and Pino Signoretto. Zimmerman worked as a glass blower and as a part of an experimental glass blowing team in France before settling in New York.  His works have been displayed in international galleries and museums including the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Corning Museum of Glass where many of his pieces have a permanent residence.

Duke & Duke Gallery features art in many forms including sculptures, photography, ceramics, and furniture design. Recent exhibits have included artists Peter Schlesinger, Mira Nakashima, Paul Philp, Cristophe Come, and Mattia Bonetti.

The best part is that Duke & Duke is located near both Melrose Ave, the Beverly Center, and Robertson Boulevard, so why not make a day of it and hit the shops first or take in some dinner and cocktails after at one of the nearby swanky eateries! That’s what we did and it made for the perfect LA day.

Now all we need is an amazing entryway to showcase our favorite designs!

To learn more about this exhibit and future art on display please visit Duke & Duke.

For our full gallery of photos from this event, please visit here.