We’re Gearing Up for a Week of Great Design in NYC with WantedDesign

We’re excited to be a partner of this year’s WantedDesign! If you’re in NYC next week for the design celebration that is NYCxDESIGN, The City’s 11-day festival that showcases New York as a dynamic and unique design destination, please make sure to add WantedDesign to your must-attend event schedule.

Our friends Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat launched WantedDesign in 2011. Since its launch, the event has established itself as a premier creative destination for the international design community and will again bring together national and international participants for a vibrant four day experience. The show will offer innovative installations, memorable products, a pop-up store, interactive experiences, convivial lounges, thought-provoking student workshops, engaging discourse and more.

This year adds a fresh direction with programs that follow the daily themes of Design Around the World, Designing, Making, Transforming, and What’s Next in the U.S.A.?, with each day featuring supporting conversations. In addition to the “Conversation Series” co-presented by Metropolis Magazine, the show features nearly 60+ exhibitors, including several of our favorites such as DWR, Egg Collective, David Trubridge, and Blackbody. For the full list of exhibitors, click here.

Located in the exceptional landmark Terminal Stores building on 11th Avenue, WantedDesign promises to be a highlight of our week back in NYC. The event, which runs May 16-19, is free to the trade (registration required); general public tickets are $20 online or  $25 at the door.

For more information, please visit: www.wanteddesignnyc.com

Take a Seat with Knoll & LALA at WestEdge

We’re pleased to announce our partnership with Knoll and LALA Magazine to auction 15 one-of-a-kind Bertoia chairs during the 2018 WestEdge Design Fair with all proceeds from the auction benefiting Safe Place for Youth (SPY).

For the partnership titled “Take a Seat”, WestEdge, Knoll and LALA Magazine invited 15 leading architects, designers and tastemakers to create one-of-a-kind art pieces using the brand’s iconic, and recently reissued, Knoll Bertoia Molded Shell Chair as a canvas. These pieces will be unveiled during the fair’s Opening Night Party on October 18th, at the Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, in Santa Monica, CA.

“Safe Place for Youth is a community-based organization that aids homeless youth and we’re pleased to support their cause and help build awareness. “We are so thrilled to have Knoll and LALA Magazine helping this effort and are confident that the Knoll auction will be well supported by our audience, thereby helping to generate such crucial funds for SPY members,” states Megan Reilly, Co-Founder and Principal of WestEdge.

Participating artists, architects and designers include: Cesar Giraldo, Gensler, Shimoda Design Group, Ruben Rojas, Terry Crews, Safe Place for Youth (SPY), Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Hanson LA, Erinn Valencich, Tracy Hiner (Black Crow Studios) and Doug Schwartz (DETROITWICK) for The Caliber Foundation, Art Center College, Katrien Van Der Schueren, Clair Vanders, Nolen Niu, and Carrie Livingston.

The auction, benefiting Safe Place for Youth (SPY), will begin during WestEdge’s Opening Night Gala on October 18 and end on October 21, 2018. Guests and design enthusiasts can submit their bids at http://www.safeplaceforyouth.org/.

SIA Presents A Night for Preservation Friday, October 19

A Night for Preservation

presented  by Save Iconic Architecture

 

 

 

Friday, October 19
at the Marion Davies Ocean House

WestEdge is pleased to support SIA (Save Iconic Architecture) with an evening to celebrate SIA Projects and the preservation of iconic architecture and design.

Hosted at the historic Marion Davies Ocean House, designed by legendary Architect Julia Morgan, this seaside cocktail party and private dinner will be an enjoyable social event filled with the supporters and guests of SIA Projects. Dine under the stars and celebrate Architecture and Design with Los Angeles’ top interior designers, architects and influencers.

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.

To learn more about SIA and how your brand can be a sponsor of this exclusive evening,  CLICK HERE.

SIA Founders Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 June 10 at Helms Bakery

We’re excited to be hosting the closing reception at a design-packed day at Helms Bakery District on Saturday, June 10. Hope you can join us for This Modern Life: Embracing Life’s Imperfections, a campus-wide day of design celebrating the Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi, the art of recognizing beauty in imperfection. Participating showrooms and stores will feature workshops, demonstrations, tastings, sweepstakes and special guests!

We hope to see you there next Saturday!

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