Michele Sommerlath, an art and antiques dealer specializing in American and European 20th century design, runs the successful Galerie Sommerlath in LA’s historic Jefferson Park. Before beginning her career in Paris, French-born Sommerlath was raised in Morocco, an early life experience which informed her superb taste for design and color. Her intuitive approach to curation is to buy only what she loves.
“I want a space to show more obscure designers and interesting pieces from all of the different eras,” says Michele. “I love the fifties and sixties, but there is so much more out there.” It is less about the name or the pedigree but about the pieces that exhibit a particularly high level of craftsmanship or originality in her vast collection of Mid-Century Modern furniture, art and accessories from Europe and the United States.