Charles Hollis Jones’ revolutionary use of acrylic has brought him to the attention of some of the 20th century’s most important architects and designers – including Paul Laszlo, John Lautner, Arthur Elrod, Hal Broderick, Stephen Chase and John Woolf. His list of clients includes a host of Hollywood celebrities: Lucille Ball, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Sly Stallone, Tom Ford and countless others. The Los Angeles Times refers to Hollis Jones’ as a “pioneer in acrylic design”. On July 19th, the Beverly Boulevard Studio hosted a one-night retrospective of CHJ’s work. Two hundred of Charles’ die-hard fans were in effect. The admiration for this man and his work is undeniable. A few of the items on display included Charles’ Twisted Four Poster Acrylic Bed (designed for Dean Martin), the Wisteria Chair (named by Tennessee Williams) and the well known Sling Chair. People lined up to have Charles sign his recently published book, Charles Hollis Jones, and his “100 Chairs” poster. The evening ended with the crowd singing Happy Birthday to Mr. Jones and everyone noshing on cake from Sweet Lady Jane.
Numerous pieces of Hollis Jones’ designs will be available this October through the Wright Auction House.
Posted by Susie Cordes,Proprietor-DWR Beverly Blvd.