The festival, which starts on Saturday, October 18, features 1,500 designers from around the world and an opening speech by Alberto Alessi, as well as "design-restaurants and swinging discos" all over the city, which is best known as the birthplace of Royal Philips Electronics. The festival’s other highlights include a fleet of brand-new Volvo shuttles with objets d'art on top, and the long-awaited exhibition of the winners of Platform 21's Ikea-hacking contest.
David A. Greene
Dave has contributed to Dwell since its inception. He's a CalArts dropout, a former art critic for The New Yorker, and a producer of comedies on TV. He lives in, and writes from, Los Angeles.