This Saturday at 4:30pm on the Sustainable Design stage at Dwell on Design, join us as we chat with Oliver M. Furth, interior designer and Chair of the Decorative Arts and Design Council at LACMA, and gallerist and dealer Sam Kaufman. The pair of furniture experts will weigh in on what 20th century chairs, tables, lighting, and case goods are considered modern classics, as well as the contemporary pieces they predict will have a long, storied shelf life in the design canon. (For more on the topic, see our 2012 article on future classics.)
JCPenney (now known as JCP) launched several collaborative home collections from renowned designers. We sat down with architect Michael Graves to chat about designing for large retailers, Habitat for Humanity housing, and his upcoming Dwell on Design appearance.
This year, for the first time, the ever-popular Dwell Outdoor will live right in the middle of the show floor, immediately viewable at the entrance. Beneath a stylized “rope-art” canopy created by Sausalito-based Shades of Green and outfitted with their myriad trees and plants, the new Dwell Outdoor, sponsored by Blu Homes andLumos Solar, promises to inspire. Populating the 18,000-square-foot-plus space will be full-scale structures from prefab companies like Sett Studio, who is “obsessed with energy efficiency, sustainable building materials, and designing thoughtful space.”
The cover story on our June furniture issue details the Los Feliz residence of actors Adam Jones and Jayma Mays. Now it's a sterling example of modern design, but prior to architect Mike Jacobs's deftly executed renovation, it was a crumbling mess. Jacobs will share the whole process at Dwell on Design.