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RICK OWENS’ black-stained plywood Prong bench, on view at MOCA PDC. PHOTO: Rick Owens, Prong, 2011, black stained plywood, 31.5 × 35.4 × 19.7 in. (80 × 90 × 50 cm), courtesy of Owenscorp.

In the Raw

by C California Style

The L.A. MOCA Pacific Design Center is staging an exhibition of the Porterville-raised, now Paris-based fashion designer Rick Owens.

Instead of clothes, his equally radical and anarchic furniture designs will take center stage. “Rick Owens: Furniture” includes old and new pieces in his signature marble, bronze, leather and plywood materials, largescale sculptures and installations as well as a video by Owens, alongside a selection of works that influenced the designer by the late artist and musician Steven Parrino. Dec. 17-April 2. MOCA PDC, 8687 Melrose Ave., W.H., 310‑289-5223; moca.org.

Written by Jessica Ritz, Kiki Georgiou and Lesley McKenzie.