Founder and Creative Director

Denise Domergue is an independent curator, writer and conservator of contemporary paintings based in Los Angeles. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation. In the early 1980s, Domergue first spotted the trend of contemporary fine artists applying their visions to the making of functional pieces, which resulted in her book, Artists Design Furniture, published in 1984 by Abrams Books. She was Los Angeles editor of Metropolitan Home from 1989-1994 and has written numerous articles and catalog essays on the subject of design. In 2010, she curated an exhibition of functional pieces by artists and architects for the gallery L.A. Contemporary, “Rogue Design: Five from California.” Her texts on the furniture of Niki de St Phalle and Bernard Rancillac’s “Fauteuil Elephant” are included in Decorative Arts and Design, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Collection, Volume II, published by Abrams Books in 2012. Her lifelong passion for unorthodox innovation in design, high regard for imaginative problem-solvers, and desire to promote creative connectivity to effect global sustainability converge in this project.