13 of the Biggest Hits from Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015

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By Erika Heet / Published by Dwell
Our flagship show celebrated its 10th year with the largest footprint ever and three days of conversation on the most recent innovations in architecture and design.

The culmination of Dwell Design Week, which included home tours, discussions, and festivities throughout the city, Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015 was our largest show to date. Dwell welcomed more than 32,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors, with three stages hosting more than 200 speakers at the Los Angeles Convention Center. We partnered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), among other industry leaders, on educational programming for professionals, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a proclamation lauding Dwell on Design for "showcasing to our residents the best that the growing world of design has to offer."

13 of the Biggest Hits from Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015 - Photo 1 of 13 - Porsche’s Design Materials Laboratory included a Cayenne S E-Hybrid and objects that reference its core materials, including carbon fiber and leather.

Porsche’s Design Materials Laboratory included a Cayenne S E-Hybrid and objects that reference its core materials, including carbon fiber and leather.


13 of the Biggest Hits from Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015 - Photo 2 of 13 - Dwell letters decorate the main entrance.

Dwell letters decorate the main entrance.

Encompassing some 326,000 square feet, the Dwell on Design Los Angeles show floor flowed through many zones, from Kitchen and Bath to Design Materials and Dwell Outdoor. Top area schools—including UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, SCI-Arc, Otis, Woodbury, Art Center, and others—tackled a core show theme, resiliency, with their displays of student work. Young visitors kept the Modern Family Pavilion—a space curated by Dwell editors, with the latest play structures, furniture, and toys—busy all weekend long. Another Dwell-conceived exhibition, the Porsche Design Materials Laboratory, deconstructed the materials found in the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid and connected them with modern art and objects from the midcentury period through today. 

13 of the Biggest Hits from Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015 - Photo 3 of 13 - Colorhouse introduced its line of eco-friendly paints to the attendees.

Colorhouse introduced its line of eco-friendly paints to the attendees.


13 of the Biggest Hits from Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015 - Photo 4 of 13 - A visitor tries out the Osmose swinging bed from Fermob.

A visitor tries out the Osmose swinging bed from Fermob.

Among the artists highlighted at Dwell on Design Los Angeles was architect Jenny Wu of Oyler Wu Collaborative, who brought her line of 3-D-printed LACE jewelry. Yarn Bombing Los Angeles invited attendees to contribute to "Temporary Residence," a participatory art installation for an area rescue mission. Street artist Norm Maxwell starred in a live painting demonstration using paints from the Dunn-Edwards Then, Now & Forever palette to create a mural for a local rehab facility. Elsewhere on the show floor, designer Justina Blakeney brought a shipping container to life for YP’s Living Yellow exhibition, featuring a bright-yellow living space. The Dwell Store created its largest exhibition so far, with furnishings, lighting, and accessories.

13 of the Biggest Hits from Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015 - Photo 5 of 13 - An attendee enjoys the hospitality at the Airbnb Home.

An attendee enjoys the hospitality at the Airbnb Home.

13 of the Biggest Hits from Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015 - Photo 6 of 13 - Michael Sodeau’s Halo chair, made with Hypetex carbon fiber, represented that material in the Porsche exhibition.

Michael Sodeau’s Halo chair, made with Hypetex carbon fiber, represented that material in the Porsche exhibition.

13 of the Biggest Hits from Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015 - Photo 7 of 13 - A student from UCLA’s Architecture and Urban Design school explains the concept behind the Hyperloop transportation system.

A student from UCLA’s Architecture and Urban Design school explains the concept behind the Hyperloop transportation system.

13 of the Biggest Hits from Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015 - Photo 8 of 13 - Young attendees put the Modern Family Pavilion to the test.

Young attendees put the Modern Family Pavilion to the test.

13 of the Biggest Hits from Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015 - Photo 9 of 13 - Attendees try out a Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid in the lobby.

Attendees try out a Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid in the lobby.

13 of the Biggest Hits from Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015 - Photo 10 of 13 - The Level platform from FluidStance is meant to increase one’s range of healthy motion in the workplace

The Level platform from FluidStance is meant to increase one’s range of healthy motion in the workplace

13 of the Biggest Hits from Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015 - Photo 11 of 13 - A visitor works on IdeaPaint’s dry-erase coloring wall.

A visitor works on IdeaPaint’s dry-erase coloring wall.

13 of the Biggest Hits from Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015 - Photo 12 of 13 - Designed by Greg Kelly and available at the Dwell Store, the Midcentury Modern Mailbox from modbox USA is inspired by mailboxes that were produced in the 1950s and 1960s.

Designed by Greg Kelly and available at the Dwell Store, the Midcentury Modern Mailbox from modbox USA is inspired by mailboxes that were produced in the 1950s and 1960s.

13 of the Biggest Hits from Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015 - Photo 13 of 13 - The Dwell Store offered scores of modern products, with designers on hand to discuss their creations.

The Dwell Store offered scores of modern products, with designers on hand to discuss their creations.

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