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June 22, 2014
This year's Dwell on Design in Los Angeles featured four Dwell-curated pavilions, a wide range of onstage speakers, the first-ever Dwell Store Pop-Up, and much more. Couldn't make it to L.A.? Click through the slideshow for the show's highlights.
Modern chair made of steel
On opening night, keynote speaker Stephen Burks joined Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron for a conversation onstage. The American industrial designer unveiled the wood version of his Traveler chair for Roche Bobois. Burks discussed his affinity for hand-crafted design and his plans to reach a wider U.S. audience. Stephen Burks for Roche Bobois, The Traveler, steel.
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Onstage talks explored the legacy of midcentury modernism, designer knockoffs, and more. Speakers included architect Peter Williams, green designer Lance Hosey, and designer and media personality Ty Pennington.
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colorful poster of los angeles
The first-ever Dwell Store Pop-Up featured favorites from the Dwell Store. Pictured, a custom poster created by illustrator James Gulliver Hancock for Dwell on Design.
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architectural drawings for furniture-making
In the Furniture and Accessories zone, Maine-based furniture company Thos. Moser showcased the Fahmida Chair. Plans for the black walnut chair—a collaboration between the brand and Pratt graduate Fahmida Lam—were also on display.
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modern faucet, brushed steel
The Kitchen and Bath zone featured the latest designs from GE Monogram, TOTO, and Hansgrohe, among others. Hansgrohe Metric faucet.
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glowing 3-D printed ball
Dwell-curated pavilions focused on design for humankind, scandinavian design, the modern family, and technology. 3-D printed designs in the Energy 360/Technology Pavilion included a glowing piece by Daksh Sahni.
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Students from design schools, such as AAVSLA, displayed their work in the Design for Tomorrow pavilion.
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Onstage, architect Jesse Bornstein and Rob Fissmer, the head of Vitsoe North America, discussed designing for growing families. Fissmer advised purchasing products from companies with solid customer service. "If they don't have the support you need, it's this whole loop of waste," he says.
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paper DIY project
Grace Hawthorne of Paper Punk led a weekend-long interactive exhibit in which attendees used pieces from her Urban Fold Kit to build a giant, paper metropolis.
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Ice cream sandwich makerCoolhaus launched a Dwell-inspired flavor on the show floor called Dwell on DeVine.
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Cadillac, Fiat, Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, Porsche, and Volvo brought a fleet of hybrid and electric cars to the Green Car Ride & Drive.
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The Dwell on Design Awards recognized 10 outstanding exhibitors for product and booth design. Arpa, pictured, won the award for Best Design Materials.
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indoor space with white lights, trees, and picnic tables
Throughout the weekend at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, attendees relaxed in the beer garden at Dwell Outdoor. Don't miss Dwell on Design in New York, happening in October 2014.
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Modern chair made of steel
On opening night, keynote speaker Stephen Burks joined Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron for a conversation onstage. The American industrial designer unveiled the wood version of his Traveler chair for Roche Bobois. Burks discussed his affinity for hand-crafted design and his plans to reach a wider U.S. audience. Stephen Burks for Roche Bobois, The Traveler, steel.

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