This year's Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, taking place June 20-22, 2014, will feature fascinating speakers from throughout the design world, Dwell-curated pavilions, the first-ever Dwell Store Pop-Up, and much more. Click through the slideshow for a preview of this year's show.
Four separate pavilions will showcase photography from the pages of Dwell, along with the latest products from the Dwell Store, and a range of Dwell on Design exhibitors. Focusing on Modern Family, Scandinavian Design, Design for Humankind, and Technology, the pavilions' content will extend to onstage conversations moderated by Dwell editors with expert speakers. The Energy 360/Technology pavilion will feature 3-D printed confections by 3DSystems' Sugar Lab, pictured.
Keynote speaker Stephen Burks, the American industrial designer behind Readymade Projects, is in the midst of a yearlong collaboration with Dwell that wraps up this October at Dwell on Design in New York. Burks will join Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron onstage for a conversation about his craft-driven initiatives in developing countries, and how he marries personal goals with marketable design.
Photo by Brian W. Ferry.
Onstage, an impressive lineup of over 200 speakers, including sustainability experts, innovative designers, and more will join Dwell editors for thoughtful conversations. Green design expert Lance Hosey will discus the aesthetics of sustainability, architect Peter Williams will share his architecture initiatives in developing countries (including Haiti, pictured), and designer and remodeling guruTy Pennington will weigh in on improving our quality of life with good design.
The founders of two architecture-inspired businesses, Natasha Case of ice cream brand Coolhaus and Alyson Beaton of DIY-doll house maker Lille Huset, will join us onstage. Plus, a Coolhaus truck will be parked on the show floor to dole out ice cream sandwiches—including the exclusive Dwell on De-Vine flavor, a collaboration between Dwell and Coolhaus that features a Lambrusco reduction ice cream with cinnamon and black pepper sandwiched between two chocolate cookies.
Professional interior designers, architects, and landscape designers will be on hand for free consultations, offering Dwell on Design attendees an opportunity to ask questions, brainstorm ideas, and get expert advice for home renovations and improvements.
The AIA/LA Restaurant Design Awards will happen onstage during Dwell on Design, with finalists from Guatemala City to Los Angeles—including the Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles lounge, pictured--and a lineup of judges that includes Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold. Finalists and judges will also gather onstage for a conversation about their design motivations and inspirations.
Photo by Adrian Gaut.
The Dwell Store Pop-Up, the first-ever physical manifestation of the Dwell Store, will offer Dwell-favorite designs, including an exclusive jewelry stand by Zoë Mowat (pictured). Meanwhile, select exhibitors will have products for sale through the Cash & Carry program. The Dwell Bookstore by Skylight Books will be stocked with architecture, design, and sustainability titles, and feature book signings all weekend.
The team from the interdisciplinary firm Commune Design joins us to talk about their role in revitalizing the city of L.A., from their work on the city’s major residential multiuse projects to the recently opened Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.
Photo by Spencer Lowell.