Mariah O’Brien Posted June 25, 2000 by Daniel Ostroff
Los Angeles Times Magazine, June 25, 2000: “It was the first piece of furniture they bought for their home, says actress Mariah O’Brien of the Sofa Compact, designed by the Eameses in 1954, that now graces the 1960 Los Angeles home she shares with actor-husband Giovanni Ribisi and their 2 1/2 year old daughter, Lucia.
The dramatically high-backed section on the original sofa folded down for easy shipping or storage; today’s version offers the same look but doesn’t double over. O’Brien, who stars in the independent film, “Ordinary Madness,” considers her sofa, with its urethane cushions, a work of art. “It’s so simple and beautiful, yet amazingly comfortable — it hits you in all the right places.”