Blackman Cruz is the iconic 9500 square foot gallery-atelier-emporium of Adam Blackman and David Cruz. Housed in a former nightclub, the showroom is home to their curated collection of furniture, lighting and art. Each piece in their showroom is either sourced from around the world or designed and produced in Los Angeles by the Blackman Cruz Workshop team. Additionally they have chosen a group of designers that work harmoniously with their aesthetic.
Described by Amanda Fortini for T Magazine as the Lennon and McCartney of the design world and long acknowledged as arbiters of taste by the Hollywood cognoscenti. Their distinct sensibilities do not so much meld but coexist with an alluring tension created by the apparent dichotomy of their styles.
Adam, a long time collector of the unusual and whimsical, is drawn to the unexpected with a strong affinity for pop culture references as well as pieces that possess a 'touch of the poet'. His interests are exemplified by the c1910 Louis Vuitton, smoking monkey automaton. As well as his now famous BC Workshop Skull Lamps.
David’s style is more classical. Long a proponent of Mexican modernism, he is fascinated by the shape, finish and craft of the pieces he collects. In his travels he seeks fine examples of European, colonial and modern Latin American style. His interest in architecture is exemplified by his BC Workshop Chaak Chest as well as the BC Workshop Bombe Chest which is his interpretation of the French classic.
Together they are Blackman Cruz.
Visit the Store | Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Tel 323 466 8600
David Cruz of Blackman Cruz extends the gallery's aesthetic beyond Los Angeles. The rental home, CASA NUEVE is a 4200 sq feet colonial home with three large bedroom suites and panoramic views located in the Balcones Section of San Miguel de Allende. It is a short ten minute walk to the Historic Centro and Jardin.
San Miguel Allende is a UNESCO world heritage sight and the town is a remarkable example of 16th century Spanish Colonial Baroque architecture. It has a thriving art scene and cultural festivals year round. With it’s temperate climate it appeals to visitors from diverse destinations. Color defines every moment in San Miguel. The buildings, gardens, interiors, sky and even the food. In fact it has become a culinary destination- attracting prominent chefs from Mexico City like Enrique Olvera at Moxi Restaurant and Matteo Salas at Aperi.
CASA NUEVE is monumental as well as an intimate environment. It has a spectacular panoramic view of the town and its surroundings. As in Blackman Cruz, the house combines our contemporary BC Workshop line with period pieces. A Bugatti throne, a 17th century confessionary, Mexican modernist & traditional pieces are all part of the collection. The house has six fire places. One in each of the three private bedrooms suites, one in the library, one in front of the jacuzzi and one in the living room. The garden level is private and has a large swimming pool surrounded by a lush garden. There are terraces and private balconies and the entire house enjoys the view with its ever changing light show.
Amongst other amenities, the house has a reverse osmosis water filter, WIFI, cable TV, enclosed garage, fully equipped kitchen, washer & dryer, yoga room & props, maid service, as well as a cook on request.
It doesn’t take long for this magical city to make you feel at home and Casa Nueve is the perfect place to experience it.
At home with purveyors of antique and vintage furnishings