The allure of beautiful things and exotic travel defined Lucia Lawrence's prolific career. An established interior designer with a showroom at the intersection of Beverly and Robertson Boulevards in Los Angeles, she began traveling the world to acquire antiques for her clients. Always with a designer’s "eye," she collected objects to decorate private home interiors. Soon her interest expanded into an import business called Lawrence & Scott and showrooms around the country were asking for representation. In 1990, the business, all of Lucia's decorative objects and her life moved to Seattle, Washington.
Lucia was joined by her daughter, Marcia Van Liew, who became Managing Director of the well established brand Lawrence & Scott and developed its acclaimed manufacturing arm of lighting and home accessories. As the company moved to the new generation, mother and daughter traveled together in Asia, often collaborating with the sons and daughters of the the original sources established many years earlier. Marcia inherited Lawrence & Scott when Lucia passed in 2008.Two generations of women have worked to acquire, merchandise and market this extra-ordinary collection of one-of-a-kind antique and vintage goods from throughout Asia. The eastern goods collection honors the legacy of the woman who started it all.
Lucia Lawrence Marcia Van Liew