Press Release: Exciting Happenings and Launches at DODLA 2016

Jun 16, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA

 

Dwell on Design LA (DODLA), the largest design event in the country, will kick off its’ eleventh year in just two short days. Packed with inspiring onstage content, high-end designer home tours, live demonstrations, art installations, consultations and feature areas, including the highly-anticipated Dwell Outdoor curated by famed Australian-born designer Jamie Durie, Dwell on Design LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center will be the place to be June 24-26.  For hours, tickets and additional event information, visit la.dwellondesign.com. 


LEARN FROM DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE EXPERTS
Renowned architect Sou Fujimoto will present the opening keynote Friday, June 24 at 6:00 pm. Fujimoto’s innovative residential structures and institutional projects represent a fresh approach to the relationship between architectural space and the human body.

Insightful panel discussions with actor Gary Sinise, architect Matthew Hufft, co-creator of Morpholio Toru Hasegawa, and Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne will cover core content themes including Healthy Architecture, Business of Design, Smart Home, and Nice Modernist. The editors of Dwell will moderate 43 on-stage panels featuring 96 speakers, 29 sessions are AIA and/or IDCEC accredited. 

To emphasize the importance of book culture in the design world, Dwell on Design is pleased to collaborate with Designers & Books™ to present the Designers & Books Fair. Internationally respected publishers offering books about architecture and various other design disciplines will be available at a special show discount of up to 30% off retail price. In addition, the Designers & Books Fair will host a book signing by keynote Sou Fujimoto on Friday, June 24.

Back by popular demand, trusted architects, landscape designers and tile experts will be available for complimentary one-on-one consultations for those seeking first-hand advice on renovation and design projects.

SEE UNIQUE TWISTS ON MODERN DESIGN
Modern designs from today’s emerging and undiscovered talent will be featured in the Prime Edition Pavilion. Built to recreate a gallery-like setting, this “show-within-a-show” offers a unique platform for designer-makers, industrial designers, and artists to showcase their work. All submissions to Prime Edition were juried and assessed based on quality and design integrity. Awards will be presented in two categories:  furniture, lighting and accessories, and work for wall and sculpture. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase the one-of-a-kind pieces on display directly from the show floor.

Award-winning landscape designer Jamie Durie curates this year’s Dwell Outdoor, featuring 30,000 square feet of innovative outdoor design, contemporary outdoor furniture and prefab structures. Among the new and established brand partners contributing to the outdoor oasis are RAD Furniture and LivingHomes, which helped bring to life a two-story prefab home at this year’s Dwell on Design LA.

Quench your thirst with brewed libations in the Beer Garden, nestled into the show favorite Dwell Outdoor area and open to all thirsty fair-goers.

imm cologne, the international furnishings and interiors show in Cologne, Germany, will have a feature area in the International Design Materials Pavilion, offering attendees a preview of 11 brands and designers at DODLA. Exhibiting brands include dsignedby, Magnus Mewes, Istanbul’Dan, My Kilos, bartmann berlin, Milena Kling, Terhedebruegge, llot llov, Voglauer featuring designer Martin Ballendat, and Lena Petersen. Another key component of imm cologne’s presence at DODLA will be onstage programming co-curated by imm cologne creative director Dick Spierenburg, and Dwell Editor-In-Chief and Executive Vice President of content Amanda Dameron. Presented content will complement Spierenburg’s “Pure” programming at the imm cologne in Germany, highlighting emerging designers, product and material explorations, and other facets of the business of design. 

Dwell on Design LA is proud to be the home of a unique presence of modern design brands that will introduce their newest and most innovative products at DODLA 2016.  Brands launching products this year include Fenix NTM, RAD Furniture, Modify Furniture, Ronbow, Signature Kitchen Suite, Koncept, Graff Faucets, Marvin, Samina, and more. Search the complete list of exhibiting brands »

The Modern Family Pavilion is returning with family-friendly activities, including a playhouse crafted by LA’s own Folk Art Playhouses, for the young designers of the future. Designed and curated with modern makings in mind, the Modern Family Pavilion strives to offer architecture and design solutions that address the needs, configurations, and challenges that make a house a home. 

INTERACT WITH THE DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE COMMUNITY
See inside exclusive, thoughtfully designed Los Angeles homes by attending a Dwell on Design Home Tour. The self-guided tours allow design seekers the chance to immerse themselves in “Dwell-like” domestic spaces. Every year Dwell editors handpick homes that represent the extraordinary architecture and design in Los Angeles. This year is no different; from the beach to the mountains, home tour attendees will be able to view 15 homes—June 19, 25 and 26, 10:00 am–4:00 pm. 

Attend Meet the Architects Night sponsored by TOTO – June 23, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm at Le Petit Paris restaurant – to learn about the inspiration and creative vision behind the properties featured on the LA Home Tours. Find out more about Home Tours & Meet the Architects.


EXPERIENCE PRESTIGE AND TASTE
The hybrid car that started it all just got a lot more stylish and aggressive. It has a sleek, aerodynamic design, modern interior and intuitive driving dynamics. Experience first-hand during the Prius Ride and Drive featuring demonstrations of the all-new Toyota Prius on Saturday, June 25, 10:00 am–6:00 pm and Sunday, June 26, 10:00 am–4:00 pm.

To create the ultimate experience, become a VIP at Dwell on Design. Purchase a VIP Pass and go first-class with a special invitation to the VIP Dinner with the designers and architects of the home tours, Dwell CEO, and Dwell Editor-in-Chief at a private home in the Hollywood Hills. Also included: three days of Home Tours, Meet the Architects Nights, Keynote + On-Stage Presentations (includes up to 29 CEUs) and more!


SAVE TIME, BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE
Purchase advance tickets to Dwell on Design LA by registering online and save time upon arriving. Tickets will also be sold on-site at the LA Convention Center, June 23-26, 2016.  

Trade professionals will want to attend Dwell on Design on Friday, June 24 for Trade Day, featuring association education opportunities and the evening keynote address by Sou Fujimoto. Multiple registration options are available for Trade Professionals including All-Access Passes, 1-, 2-, or 3-Day passes with tickets ranging from $35 to $450, depending on the package selection.

Dwell on Design LA opens to the public on Saturday, June 25 at 10:00 am.  Design Enthusiasts have options for 1- or 2-Day passes with prices ranging from $35 to $50. Additional packages are available for VIPs, Students, Media, Home Tours and Special Events. For a complete listing of package options and fees, visit the registration page of the DODLA event site.

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