Oliver Furth

Interior Designer; Chair, Decorative Arts and Design Council

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Interior designer based in Los Angeles, California, and chair of the Decorative Arts and Design Council 

Oliver Furth on KCRW

What ascribes meaning to an object? We asked several people are in the business of making and selling “meaningful objects.”

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What ascribes meaning to an object? We asked several people are in the business of making and selling “meaningful objects.”

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