Reform Gallery showcases rare and handcrafted Modern furnishings and decorative arts, with a specialty in California Modernism from the latter half of the 20th century. Owned and curated by Gerard O’Brien, Reform displays works by the most seminal and sometimes underappreciated designer craftsmen of these movements, including Sam Maloof, Charles and Ray Eames, J.B. Blunk, Paul McCobb and Arthur “Espenet” Carpenter, among many others.
In 2006, Reform hosted the exhibition R.M. Schindler: The Gingold Commissions, which featured 31 of Schindler’s one-of-a-kind handmade furniture pieces. In 2005, Reform mounted the exhibition California Design: A Celebration of California Design from 1956 to 1976, which brought together works by over 30 groundbreaking designers. Both of these shows were documented by Julius Shulman.
Founded by O’Brien in 2003, Los Angeles-based Reform was first located on La Brea Avenue and later on La Cienega’s gallery row. In 2010, Reform moved to its current 3,000-square-foot location on Melrose.
Monday - Friday
10 - 6
11 - 5