Patrick Dragonette established his eponymous showroom in Los Angeles in 1997, after an earlier foray onto the stage. "I attended theater school in New York and thought I'd be an actor," says Dragonette, "but I have always been drawn to antiques and design." In the ensuing years, Dragonette Ltd has become one of the country's top resources for high-end mid 20th-century design, including furniture, art and accessories, and has made a name for itself as a go-to source for designers across the country. Dragonette Ltd has made the works of William Haines a specialty, and Patrick has become a well-versed student of Haines’ work.
Dragonette Ltd’s offerings have expanded in recent years to include Dragonette Private Label, a collection of pieces with a modern mid-century bent designed by Patrick, as well as vintage jewelry, primarily vintage couture costume and runway pieces from the 1980’s/90’s.
In addition to curating the shop, Dragonette also tackles the role of interior designer, and has helmed several important commissions, including the orchestration of an astonishing collection of mid-century pieces for a Hal Levitt house in Trousdale Estates. "My approach," says Dragonette, "is to seek simplicity of shape and design, matched by genuine comfort."