New York designer David Weeks is heading west. The Future Perfect, which is representing Weeks exclusively in California, is displaying his light fixtures for the first time in Los Angeles at Casa Perfect and at The Future Perfect San Francisco over the next three months. To cite specifics, that’s four chandeliers, three floor lamps, and two table lamps debuting at Casa Perfect, while three chandeliers, three floor lamps and two table lamps are being unveiled in San Francisco.
For Weeks, the installations’ geographic locations mark a turning point. “My company has been a New York–centric brand for most of its 25 years,” he says. David Weeks Studio in Tribeca is home to the designer’s self-produced furniture, lighting, and accessories collections, as well as curated exhibitions and installations, while production has long been based in Brooklyn. “I’ve had a few exhibitions on the West Coast over the years, but working with The Future Perfect will be a different animal all together. Los Angeles and San Francisco are huge markets that are inherently laid-back, and the standard approach for a New York–based showroom doesn’t necessarily work there. I think David [Alhadeff, founder of The Future Perfect] has found the voice that many other showrooms have been looking for.”
Both locations—the Pacific Heights, which was originally opened in 2013 with 1,000 square feet but today spans two floors and almost 5,500 square feet, and the breezy Los Angeles outpost, a former home to Elvis Presley located in the Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills—embody that voice. Earlier this year, upon the San Francisco expansion, Alhadeff told AD, “It’s the experience I wanted, not simply more showroom or gallery floor space—that’s less important to me.”
That experience resonates with Weeks. “There is an intimacy with both of the spaces,” he reflects. “Whether it be the well-appointed domestic labyrinth of San Francisco or shopping poolside in Los Angeles, The Future Perfect gives buyers the opportunity to experience the work in the proverbial settling of a Hockney painting.”
For Alhadeff, the installations, as he tells AD PRO, are rooted in a longtime relationship. “David is one of the best lighting designers in the world. We’ve known each other a long time and for many years I’ve been asking him when we would get the chance to work together. Just recently a door opened for us and we jumped at the chance! It’s an incredible opportunity to add a designer to our program that feels like a part of the family already.”
Weeks’s installations isn’t the only news unfolding out west. Alhadef says that the San Francisco locale “has a jam-packed winter cal!” The gallery will be collaborating with ceramicist-artist Reinaldo Sanguino on a show to run concurrent with FOG Design+Art, the contemporary design and art show in San Francisco in January, and, following that show, it will be launching a De La Espada apartment. Meanwhile, Casa Perfect in Los Angeles will be unveiling new installations by Eric Roinestad, Reinaldo Sanguino and Chris Wolston over the next few months, providing multiple reasons to head west for the winter.
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