Edgar Blazona

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Edgar Blazona (born in Sacramento, California on October 26, 1971) is a modernist American furniture designer. He founded the prefab backyard structure company Modular Dwellings and modern furniture brand TrueModern (under his parent company, Elevate Home).

At age 22 in San Francisco, California, and after a year at San Mateo College in California, Edgar left to become a designer and fabricator and founded his first company, Blaze Designs.

Specializing in modern minimalism and influenced by the work of Charles and Ray Eames, Donald Judd and other pioneering modernists, Edgar's furniture design career began a year later when he co-founded the design firm 1994. Several of the pieces from the collection were displayed at the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Los Angeles and the entire line was carried at San Francisco's Limn Gallery.

From 1998-2003, Edgar designed for Pottery Barn at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

In 2001, Edgar founded Modular Dwellings, a company that designs and builds mobile prefab modern structures. Building plans were made available to the public and sold through ReadyMade Magazine. His buildings were featured in several books including Prefab: Adaptable, Modular, Dismountable, Light, Mobile Architecture by Alejandro Bahamon, PreFab Modern by Jill Herbers and on the cover of Move House by Sean Topham. Edgar and Modular Dwellings have also appeared in publications such as USA Today, Los Angeles Times and ReadyMade Magazine.

In 2005, Edgar founded TrueModern, designing and manufacturing a line of modern children's furniture. Today, the company manufactures other home furnishings including sofas and adult bedroom collections. He and his company have been featured in Fortune Small Business, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Business Times and as one of 7x7 Magazine's Best of Home + Design 2007.

Other notable achievements include a chaise longue, designed and built by Edgar, that was featured in an installation at Sweden's Ice Hotel.

Today, Edgar resides in Berkeley, California and continues to own and operate TrueModern and Modular Dwellings.


Fortune Small Business, October 23, 2006 [1] Los Angeles Times, August 19, 2004 [2] ReadyMade Magazine, April/May 2008 [3] San Francisco Chronicle, October 23, 2008 [4] 7x7 Magazine, May 2007 [5] San Francisco Business Journal, July 3, 2009 [6]

External links[edit]

Official site, TrueModern [1] Official site, Modular Dwellings [2]