Paris Calling this January

Flights are booked, Accommodations sorted, and the daily additions to our agenda have begun!
We can’t wait to return to Paris this January for MAISON&OBJET and Paris Deco Off

The annual, week-long affair, is the decorating world’s equivalent to Fashion Week. Paris Deco Off offers an endless array of interior design trade showrooms, pop-ups, and exhibitions fling open their doors to celebrate their newest collections of textiles, carpets, lighting, and furniture. Coupled with MAISON&OBJET (January 18-22) and it’s 8 halls of design objects, furnishings and accessories for the home, it’s a truly inspiring way to kick off the New Year in the City of Lights.

Last year we hosted a group of American designers with a VIP experience to MAISON&OBJET and we’ve partnered with our M&O friends again to host a day-long excursion to the fair on Monday, January 21. The day is complimentary for guests as part of our VIP program and you can see details HERE. Space is limited so hop aboard and plan to join us by RSVP’ing to Megan@WestEdgeDesignFair.com.

There is no shortage of events, parties and ways to connect with the American and global design communities while in Paris. We are working with Kneedler Fauchere to stay up to date on all the great happenings taking place. Kneedler Fauchere has been building community and promoting the January events for several years now, and each year seems to attract more and more of our American friends making the trip. Check out the KF website HERE for a list of events so far, including their welcome reception on January 16 and the highly anticipated American Party in Paris party which takes place on Friday, January 18. Get tickets for that HERE.

So many reasons to join us in Paris! And we haven’t even touched on the museums, patisseries and shopping (annual January sales, Mais Oui)… Stay tuned for more as we plan for the trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIA Presents A Night for Preservation Friday, October 19

 

Join us Friday evening after WestEdge for A Night for Preservation at the historic William Randolph Hearst & Marion Davies Ocean House designed by legendary architect Julia Morgan

This seaside cocktail party and private dinner will be an exciting social event filled with surprises in support of Architectural Preservation.
Join Save Iconic Architecture (SIA) for an evening under the stars with Los Angeles’ design society.

Door Prizes, Silent and Live Auction featuring:
2 night stay at Caesers Palace Las Vegas
Wilshire Country club Golf Package
Executive fitness and wellness package
and much more!

Space is extremely limited ticket info at:

https://siaprojects.org/

SIA Projects, is a non-profit foundation founded by Jaime Rummerfield and Ron Woodson. Together with a dedicated group of designers, architects and builders all passionate about architectural and cultural preservation and awareness, they spearhead special properties to protect, preserve, educate, and celebrate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The AD Film Festival Comes to LA March 14-18

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Join Us In Paris

Happy New Year!

Our 2018 is off to a busy start as we prepare to visit the City of Lights for a week of design happenings, including Maison & Objet, Paris Deco Off and various partner events throughout one of our all-time favorite cities.

And, we’re excited to partner with Maison & Objet to offer a “Day at M&O” exclusively for our American design friends making the trip later this month. If you’d like to join us for this VIP tour on Jan. 22, complete with complimentary access, prearranged shuttle service and welcome reception, please email Megan@WestEdgeDesignFair.com ASAP to reserve your spot (space is limited).

We’ve also aligned with several of our L.A. design friends and showrooms who’ll be in Paris hosting their own events and taking in all the Paris design-scene  happenings. Here’s a look at a few things on our agenda while there.

The pre-Paris fun kicks off this week in L.A. with tonight’s ‘Pre-Paris Party’ hosted by Kneedler Fauchere, Thomas Lavin and The Rug Company, followed by a Pacific Design Center “Paris Preview” seminar Tuesday, Jan. 9.

So give us a shout if you’ll be in Paris for Maison & Objet. We would love to see you there!

Art of Travel Auction- Own a One-of-a-kind Samsonite Piece

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California Home + Design Launches DesignLIVE L.A. at WestEdge October 19

 

We are thrilled to host the launch of the first DesignLIVE L.A. presented by California Home + Design on October 19, 2017. Join California Home + Design‘s Editorial Director Lindsey Shook as she explores a range of topics with leaders of the Los Angeles design community.

DESIGN DISCUSSIONS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19
2:00 PM: The Art of Investing in your Real Estate
Join Lindsey Shook, Editorial Director of California Home+Design, and a group of real estate, design, development and art experts as they explore what brings the most value to a home. From Kitchen design to the finest finishes and a dynamic art collection, they will uncover how to get the most bang for the buck.

Panelists include:
Barclay Butera of Barclay Butera Interiors
Steven Cooper of Cooper Pacific Kitchens 

3:15 PM: The Healthy Home
Designing a healthy, eco-friendly home is becoming more and more important. With the new WELL building standards and an ever-evolving collection of eco-materials, it can be difficult to navigate the smartest choices. Lindsey Shook, Editorial Director of California Home+Design, will explore the future of sustainability in the home with a panel of experts.

Panelists include:
Leslie Delli-Venneri, WELL Certified, ASID Sustainability Committee Member, Victoria + Albert Baths
Barry Cik, acheter viagra Technical Director, Founder & CEO of Naturepedic Organic Mattress Gallery
Moty Ginsburg, CEO at Treeium Eco-Remodeling

4:30 PM: Made Local: Los Angeles
In the current world of design, locally made objects and furniture are playing a central role in the home. California Home+Design’s Editorial Director Lindsey Shook, will sit down with a panel of L.A.’s most innovative makers as they share their story, the secrets of their craft and why it’s important to shop for handmade, local design.

Panelists include:
Alex Segal and Riley Rea of Croft House
Jamie Davis of Portola Paints
Meyghan Hill of Whorehaus Studio
Uri Davillier of Neptune Glassworks

5:30-7:00 PM: Rose Reception
Meet California Home + Design‘s Southern California editors during a delightful rose reception!

REGISTER FOR designLIVE L.A. HERE! 

DIFFA and Thrive Tribe Foundation Team Up for a Wine Auction at WestEdge on Saturday, October 21

DIFFA and Thrive Tribe Foundation Team Up for a Wine Auction
at WestEdge on Saturday, October 21

This year, DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS and the Thrive Tribe Foundation are teaming up to support their work of helping individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS. DIFFAxThrive is an event that will feature one-of-a-kind customized Nambe wine buckets created by two-dozen artists and designers, all for sale at the show. The auction will culminate at a reception on Saturday, October 21st from 4-6 PM.

DIFFAxThrive is presented in partnership with California Homes Magazine and Nambe.

If you are a designer who wants to get involved and put your style mark on a piece for the auction, please get in touch with Dawn Roberson at droberson@diffa.org.

ABOUT NAMBE
Recognized for its award-winning designs for more than 60 years, Nambé’s commitment to timeless beauty, artistic integrity and uncompromising quality is evident in the brand’s collection of serveware, barware, home décor and gift items. Nambé collaborates with the world’s most esteemed designers to develop products that bring function and style into the home.

 

Big Night Out Annual Gala This Saturday, August 12

We’ve been a supporter of Thrive Tribe Foundation (TTF) since we were introduced to the HIV advocacy group two years ago.  TTF is a unique non-profit in the fight against HIV. They work to empower members to be active participants in their healthcare, and have a peer-to-peer model to create a community which is judgment free and provides a safe space. They have a plan to end HIV by using the available science and medication to educate members and the wider community.

This Saturday, August 12 marks the return of their annual Big Night Out event; and believe us, these guys know how to throw a great party!

Big Night Out is designed to showcase entertainment, LA lifestyles, fine dining, architectural design, outstanding auctions, and more. Hosted at Greystone Mansion, the Gala Reception is 4:00 – 7:00 PM featuring outstanding auctions and samplings from the finest local restaurants & caterers. Guests will then depart to one of the uniquely themed dinner parties throughout the Los Angeles area.

Learn more and BUT TICKETS here.

 

Join Us May 25 to Celebrate Tidelli at the PDC

You’ve seen their gorgeous outdoor furniture at WestEdge for the last couple years. And now, Tidelli has opened a showroom in the Pacific Design Center so you can visit them more often in Los Angeles.

Please join us and partners Modern Luxury’s Interiors California and Angeleno Magazines, this Thursday, May 25 to celebrate the grand opening of this Tidelli showroom. Details are below.

RSVP to sales@Tidelli.com

Countdown to DIFFA’s Dining By Design NY

We’re less than one week away from the 20th anniversary celebration of DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN!

This event is always a highlight of the March NYC design calendar and this year should be a blow out party as DIFFA celebrates 20 years of their signature fundraising event, DINING BY DESIGN. DBD features colorful and inspiring dining table installations; it’s a fun chance to see some of the most creative folks in the design industry bring their out-of-the-box ideas to the table (pun intended), all to support DIFFA’s HIV/AIDS advocacy work.

The party kicks off next Thursday, March 16, with Cocktails by Design at Pier 92. Tables will be on display and open for public viewing through Sunday, March 20. And DBD runs alongside the Architectural Digest Design Show so there’s even more to see once you make your way to the Piers on NYC’s west side.

Tickets are available HERE.

And, be sure to check out the silent auction online HERE. Even if you can’t make the event, you can still support the cause by placing your bid to win some great items, including a weekend stay in Santa Monica and all-access passes to WestEdge in October (courtesy of Yours Truly).

Below are a just few of our favorite DINING BY DESIGN tables over the last few years.
We guarantee we’ll have more favorites to add to our list after next week!

Marc Blackwell designed table

 

Table by Anthropologie

 

Table by Ralph Lauren

 

Table by Kenneth Cobonpue

 

Table by Architectural Digest

Follow DIFFA and WestEdge on Instagram next week to see more dining table inspiration.