We’re delighted to announce the opening of our latest US store, bringing our wildly original, story-filled store experience to Downtown Los Angeles. Colliding heritage with creativity, tradition with modernity, and ruggedness with refinement, the sensorial new space exemplifies founder Tim Oulton’s mantra: “Be Relevant or Be Dead”.
The new 5000 sq ft gallery is located in the historic Broadway district in Downtown Los Angeles, once the movie capital of the world. When cinema was in its Golden Age, the area was the jewel of L.A.’s entertainment scene, with a multitude of movie theatres built between 1910 and 1931. Today, the Downtown area has undergone an extensive program of revitalization and is emerging once again as a lively, creative hub, now buzzing with street festivals, a growing art and design scene, and an influx of new residents and luxury brands. This energetic mix of heritage and innovation makes it the perfect home for Timothy Oulton, whose collections are rooted in classic British values yet perfectly suited for today's modern lifestyle.
Hailing from Manchester in England, founder Tim Oulton started out in his dad’s antiques shop, before later taking over the business and repositioning it to focus on furniture design. Many of the brand’s most established icons are inspired by the past, but reinvented with modern energy. Signature pieces on show in the new gallery include: the effortlessly sophisticated Shabby modular sofa, the timeless Saddle chair, the glamorous Glacier table collection in burnt timber and acrylic, the glowing Bio Hazard bar cabinet and the iconic Rex mirror and dining table. A separate mezzanine level creates a showcase for Timothy Oulton’s Noble Souls, a modular sofa collection handmade with natural vegetable-dyed linens using ancient dyeing techniques, and promising to create a realm of sensorial, social and cultural reconnection in any home.
The gallery team is ready to offer an array of services, and is headed up by Mr Tav Kaekul, who has trained with Tim in his workshops. So whether you’re seeking a personal tour of the collection, searching for a statement piece of furniture or lighting, or wanting to furnish a whole home with the expert guidance of Timothy Oulton’s Room Planning service, the team is ready to help. And even if you have in mind a bigger project that requires the design and construction expertise of Timothy Oulton Studio, the Downtown gallery is a great place to start.
On the opening, Tim Oulton says, “L.A. is very special to us, it’s where we opened our very first gallery over a decade ago. We’ve watched Downtown undergo a huge transformation in recent years and it’s still in the midst of this burgeoning cultural resurgence which we want to be a part of. Broadway has such an amazing creative heritage and it just seemed like the perfect home for us, we’re excited to bring our story-filled store experience to the local downtown residents as well as the wider L.A. community and beyond.”