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ART + DECORATION B randon Kershner launched Dallas- based Azzurro Living outdoor furniture before the pandemic hit — but unlike a lot of small businesses, it's flourishing despite the odds. "We've witnessed the luxury outdoor furniture category boom during COVID," Kershner says. Because Azzurro owns its own factory, the company avoids the supply chain hiccups many companies are facing and has faster lead times, he says. An industrial product designer with a Master of Arts from London Metropolitan University, Kershner was independently designing outdoor furniture before he partnered with owners of a factory producing private label furniture in Asia. As Azzurro Living's VP of product development and design, Kershner brings his passion for materials and sculptural forms to everything he creates. He's designed around 30 collections, including the boho-inspired Montauk, which evolved after he researched and experimented with macramé- weaving techniques, geologic dome-formed architecture, and organic curves. And the geometric patterns of Calamus were inspired by the Bauhaus design era and are constructed in natural teak. RS A PLACE IN THE SUN Azzurro Living's Calamus collection New Orleans Auction g a l l e r i e s 333 Saint Joseph Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | | 504-566-1849 LA Auction License AB-363 | 25% Buyer's Premium M O D E R N + C O N T E M P O R A R Y Art & Design Browse & Bid at November 18, 2021 BYRON (GEORGE BYRON) BROWNE (American/New York, 1907-1961), "King and Queen", 1950, tempera, casein and ink on paper, 26" x 20"

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