CULTURED and FUMI Fête the London Gallery’s U.S. Debut With Cocktails and a View

All photography by Stephane Aboudaram/WE ARE CONTENT(S) for Gallery FUMI.

Last Friday, CULTURED partnered with Gallery FUMI to host a two-part affair announcing "FUMI LA," the London gallery's U.S. debut.

Artists Ben Willet and Kelly Lamb, collectors Brooke Kanter and Ronnie Sassoon, architect Chet Callahan, chef Camilla Marcus, designer David Alhadeff, fashion editor Rachel Besser, curator Sharón Zoldan, and more convened for an exclusive viewing at Alexander May’s SIZED STUDIO space in Los Angeles's Melrose Hill.

"FUMI LA," a six-week exhibition that will run concurrently with Frieze Los Angeles later this month, features a dazzling menagerie of singular pieces. Two "Space Relics," chandeliers by American ceramic artist Jeremy Anderson hung at eye level in the warmly lit space, and an array of "Copper Roots" by British duo JAMESPLUMB were on view.

Guests sipped fresh, handcrafted, and organic cocktails courtesy of Yola Mezcal before wandering the sprawling space, gathering before pieces such as, "Volumetric Console," a bronze piece by the design duo Voukenas Petrides. Another eye-catching piece was a chair by British artist and designer Max Lamb, who puts sustainable design on a pedestal with his West Coast debut of "BOX 2," a series that pays homage to the versatility of cardboard. Lamb transforms this everyday material into a collection of usable design pieces—tables, seating, and vessels—challenging perceptions of value and waste while elevating the material's aesthetic and functional potential.

The space was also filled with pieces by the likes of Leora Honeyman, Allan Collins, Francesco Perini, Rowan Mersh, Eelko Moorer, Tuomas Markunpoika, Johannes Nagel, Jochen Holz, Lukas Wegwerth, and Casey McCafferty. As the opening wound to a close, guests departed for Cara Cara, the rooftop of the Downtown L.A. Proper hotel, to take in breathtaking views of the city skyline.


Following its memorable preview evening, "FUMI LA” will remain on view through March 9.