On the last day of Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, onstage talks will spotlight renowned mid-century architects, question knockoffs, and offer design strategies for neurological challenges. Click through for a preview.
Mid-century architect Paul Rudolph anticipated where the field would go, from postmodernism to sustainability. Onstage, Timothy Rohan, author of The Architecture of Paul Rudolph from Yale University Press, will join Dwell on Design for a conversation about Rudolph's progressive work.
Paul Rudolph's The Twitchell House, in Siesta Key, Florida, torn down in 2007. Photo by Chris Mottalini.
Two landscape design experts, Charlotte Frieze and Judy Kameon will share their favorite outdoor rooms with the Dwell on Design audience, including those featured in their books. Frieze, the former garden editor at House & Garden, is the author of Private Paradise: Contemporary American Gardens. Kameon, the principal at Elysian landscapes, is the author of Gardens Are for Living: Design Inspiration for Outdoor Spaces.
Photo courtesy of Elysian Landscapes.
Two onstage talks will delve into the work of mid-century modernist A. Quincy Jones. In a talk titledDesign for Iconic Homes, Rob Fissmer of Vitsœ furniture and designer Cliff Fong of the Los Angeles atelier Galerie Half will discuss designing for houses by Jones—including the Brody house in Los Angeles. Later, architect Bruce Norelius and his partner Landis Green will discuss their renovation of a Jones house in the Crestwood development of Los Angeles.
A. Quincy Jones, Sidney F. and Frances Brody House, Los Angeles, California, 1948-51. Photograph by Jason Schmidt, 2012. Courtesy Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Design Prize Switzerland, which has a booth on the show floor, joins Dwell on Design for an onstage talk about how technology drives design innovation. Design Prize curator Michel Hueter and Swissnex’s Sophie Lamparter will moderate the conversation with Beat Karrer (FluidSolids), Lukas Scherrer, and Ahrens Ranae (eLumino “E-Broidery” by Création Baumann).
Memory Rug for Ruckstuhl by Lukas Scherrer. Photo courtesy of Shibuleru.
Two designers—A.J. Paron-Wildes, Allied ASID, and Angela Bourne, PhD, ASID, IDC, IDEC—whose family members have struggled with developmental disabilities will share their stories and explore design strategies that work for people with sensory, cognitive, and neurological challenges.
Allsteel-furnished quiet workroom featured in Interior Design for Autism by A.J. Paron-Wildes, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013.
During The Case Study Houses' Influence on Modernism conversation, Alvin Huang, who leads the Architectural Association School of Architecture Visiting School in Los Angeles (AAVSLA), will speak about the continuing impact of buildings such as Pierre Koenig’s Stahl House and John Lautner’s Sheats-Goldstein Residence. During the two-week AAVSLA program, students study L.A.'s iconic houses as a way to spark conversation about the future of residential design.
Photo of student work at the AAVSLA booth on the show floor at Dwell on Design, 2014.
Onstage, architect Noah Walker and amateur violinist Nathan Frankel will discuss Oak Pass Tree House, a modern guesthouse doubling as a concert space, which Walker designed for Frankel in Beverly Hills, California.
Oak Pass Tree House in Beverly Hills, California. Photo by José Mandojana.